For the Sake of Children On Friday, 9th June Wing Commander, Councillor Richard Willis was sentenced by Lincolnshire Crown Court to 8 months in prison and 8 months on licence for taking and distributing images of children being sexually abused, some of which were in the worse category possible. In addition, Willis has been placed … Continue reading Surely Game Over?
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.
EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION At the corner of Hartland Road and Northumberland Ave stands a taxpayer funded £28 million building on supporting land, purposefully “designed” for education. Was it money well spent? Since its inception, 10 years ago, the Academy has extended its reach to property once designated for community leisure and for other important community … Continue reading Whitley in Crisis – Where to start for a solution?
Well they would, wouldn’t they? There is a catch, if the Council can move forward with the right decisions it is no longer a crisis, but the turning point. Now you can see where I am coming from and where I am taking this. So let’s firstly add some flesh to why I have concluded … Continue reading Whitley in Crisis – What Crisis I hear the Council say….
What is going on, Reading? How can any municipal body that professes to be interested in the well-being of its people create a void in leisure provision? Answer: When it is a Borough Council who readily protests that reductions in services have been caused by cuts in their overall budget. Indeed, and as a result … Continue reading Reading Borough Council – The Constructive Destructor
Why do you put yourself through this madness – challenging the status quo? Is Reading politics within the Borough Council truly as corrupt as you believe? What does the body of evidence which you have now gathered suggest – conspiracies, cover-up or commonplace incompetence? It is obvious for all to see that Councillors are unwilling … Continue reading Letter to Myself