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Southend Conservatives’ alternative 2016 budget proposal

Click here for the Conservatives’ budget amendment proposal to the Rainbow Coalition’s proposed 2016-17 budget. Advertisements

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Tonight’s Local Community Meeting (LCM)

Tonight was the LCM where the community from Blenheim Park, Chalkwell, Prittlewell and Westborough wards get to meet with the police and discuss serious and ‘less serious’ crime that has been happening in the area, since the last meeting.  We … Continue reading

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Blenheim Park Pavilion – update

Wahoo! Today Southend Council’s Cabinet met and rejected Cllr Longley’s attempt to railroad through the Blenheim Park Pavilion proposal and deferred taking a decision on this until such time as a proper consultation takes place and ward councillors (or at … Continue reading

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Blenheim Park Pavilion: ‘Listening Administration’ refuses to listen (until it is too late)

At the meeting of the full council last night, the debate continued. http://www.southend.public-i.tv/core/share/open/webcast/0/0/560/185976/185976/webcast/start_time/5267000 – here you can see the debate. The full debate lasts for about 25 minutes. I asked for a response to my request for a public meeting, … Continue reading

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Recent events

Unlike many Southend political bloggers I tend only to blog when I have something interesting to say (that hasn’t already been said!). However I have been a little remiss in not publicly thanking the residents of Blenheim Park ward for re-electing … Continue reading

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Southend-on-Sea local election results 2015

Originally posted on A Mad Man With A Blog:
Party Votes Percentage Seats before Seats after Change CON 34,725 39.0% 19 22 3 LAB 16,963 19.1% 9 9 0 IND 12,560 14.1% 13 11 -1 UKIP 9,023 10.1% 5 5…

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Don’t forget to vote!

Four years ago, almost to the day, the people of Blenheim Park elected me as their representative on Southend Council. Today they get the chance to kick me out or renew my mandate. There is also that other election today, … Continue reading

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Stroke of the pen means the Local Authority goes to bed Requiring Improvement but wakes up Good.

Further to my previous blog post Administration in crisis the ‘debate’ and vote was taken again at Thursday’s (23rd April) meeting of the full council, on the Corporate Performance Management – 2015/6 (basically the targets that the council sets itself … Continue reading

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Administration in crisis?

At tonight’s People’s Scrutiny Committee we debated the Corporate Priorities and targets for 2015/16. For background, once a year the Administration has to set it’s priorities and targets for the forthcoming year. They basically say what they are prioritising and … Continue reading

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Blenheim Park candidates 2015

There are five candidates in the forthcoming local election in Blenheim Park. Three of us (Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem)  have already been active and delivered election literature. I have also been out knocking on doors speaking to residents and … Continue reading

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