Rivermead, once the crown jewels of leisure centre. What has the Council not done which they should have done? – Extraordinarily, avoided suspicion that they have acted improperly, unprofessionally and wrongfully – a court may say unlawfully - with regards to their policy and practices on leisure. But I present in the Court of Public … Continue reading EXTRAORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY
Banksy graphitised a prisoner seeking freedom from Reading Gaol by paper for rope and a 1900’s typewriter as a weight: the figure is youthful, shadowed and donning sunglasses, if not awkwardly placed and imbalanced. I believe it to be a metaphor for the ability of Art to free us from the prisons we all have … Continue reading Art Centre of Excellence for READING – NOT A PRISON
Growth or Social Development - hard choices? There can be no bitterer pill to swallow for Reading Borough Council than the recognition, to put it mildly, of a decade of incompetence that has straight jacketed the future of a generation or two of young people. This systemic failure is beyond doubt as a result of … Continue reading Challenging Times
Honest Discussion on Leisure and Challenges facing Whitley needed. It, finally, has been announced and may I say only because of a public question to Reading Full Council, that John Madejski Academy will be under new management with South Reading Leisure Centre firmly back under the control of the Borough Council. Earlier articles on this … Continue reading Councillors, Councillors, Councillors.