Monthly Archives: December 2013

Food banks – and a very happy Christmas to all!

Hi all, First a quick note for anyone interested in my New Deal for Beeston project – I’m organising a public meeting in the evening of Saturday, January 11 at John Clifford School with numerous interested people. I’ll post full … Continue reading

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Planning controversies: Shortwood Farm and Oxylane

Two controversial planning decisions were made this week. First, I was particularly sorry to see that the County approved the open-cast mine at Shortwood Farm (near the Trowell service area). I’d written to councillors to oppose this; it has particular … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela and modern politics

I’d like just to cite an article by a political colleague, Henry Manson (written on, which says exactly what I’d have liked to say: The passing of Nelson Mandela gives cause to reflect on his life, struggles and achievements. … Continue reading

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Centre for Social Futures launch

          I was delighted to be one of the 4 opening speakers at the launch of the Centre for Social Futures (at the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University) with Prof Paul Crawford (picture), Graham Allen … Continue reading

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What energy are we using? / Next debate / DIY event announcements

1. Next eat’n’debate I’d like to do some more of these lunchtime discussions, but I’m keen to widen them out and try some new locations as well. What subjects would you be most interested in discussing? And is there a … Continue reading

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