David Palethorpe

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Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Northampton Conservatives Turn Their Back on Public Safety

I’ve just got home from the Northampton Borough Councils Budget meeting at which the Conservative Councillors voted to cut public safety funding and voted against the Labour Groups proposals. I’m … Continue reading

February 29, 2012

Theresa May Approach to High Profile Deportation is Cynical and proves Government Weakness on Crime

Governments Approach to High Profile Deportation is Cynical I have in the past raised the issue of the now Government admitted, ineffectiveness of the UK Border and Immigration Agency who … Continue reading

February 28, 2012

Northampton – A Walk Worth Taking

Northampton – A Walk Worth Taking I have just been bought a book called “Drive and Stroll in Northamptonshire – 20 Circular Walks” by Barbara Bignall which are walks around … Continue reading

February 27, 2012

Northampton – Come on – Show some Enterprise

Northampton – Come on – Show some Enterprise Last week I published a blog on why we should celebrate the people who were born in Northampton and who from famous … Continue reading

February 26, 2012

£2 million to ask a simple question?

It is difficult to explain what the thinking is behind the decision to spend £2 million on a housing option appraisal asking tenants if they want to keep Northampton Borough Council as their … Continue reading

February 25, 2012

Look Up Northampton – We have something to treasure

February 24, 2012

After the Talk – Now – “Where’s the Beef”?

As the Northampton Borough Council Conservatives prepare to deliver their first budget following the success at the polls last May people are already asking if they are still committed to … Continue reading

February 23, 2012

Northamptons People to be Proud Of – 2012 Time To Celebrate

Northampton People – To be Proud of and Celebrate It was great to see the University of Northampton Honour one of the town’s proudest people when they awarded Ben Cohen … Continue reading

February 21, 2012

Brian Binley MP – A Decent Man Who Will Pay the Price for Speaking Up

There is no doubt whatever else anyone thinks about Brian Binley you can’t help liking him for the straight forward bloke he has always been but I doubt if the Conservative Leadership … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

Spot the Problem – New County Council Lighting Policy?

This is a new twist on the issue on Northamptonshire County Council decision to switch off street lights to save money, and is something that illustrates all that the public think … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

Northamptonshire Police could defer decision to axe 20 police officers and five PCSOs

After all of the concern and anger that has been generated by the Conservative controlled County and Borough Councils cuts in police funding on top of the Governments 20% cut … Continue reading

February 19, 2012

Look Up – Who Lived Here?

February 18, 2012

Victory for Homes for Heroes in Northampton.

A Victory for Homes for Heroes in Northampton. On Tuesday I posted a blog outlining why Northampton Borough Council should prioritize homes for ex-service men and women on their discharge … Continue reading

February 18, 2012

From Arrogant, High Handed and Self Serving to Sleazy Second Hand Car Salesmen Doing a Deal?

From Arrogant, High Handed and Self Serving to Sleazy Second Hand Car Salesmen Doing a Deal? I was roundly castigated last year by some Conservatives for accusing the Northamptonshire County … Continue reading

February 17, 2012

Town Centre would this be a place people would like to live

How many people would like to live in the town centre? The view would be great

February 16, 2012

Why Council Should Prioritise Homes for Heroes

Armed Services Housing I’ll start this blog of with a very clear statement of what it is about. It is something I have raised before and is about the disgraceful … Continue reading

February 14, 2012

Why Michael Gove has got it wrong – Children Need to be Prepared for School

Why Michael Gove has got it wrong – Children Need to Be Prepared for School In all of the discussions, debates and arguments around Michael Gove’s Educations Reforms there is … Continue reading

February 13, 2012

Look Up – Another fantastic building in Northampton

The potential of Northampton’s Heritage is enormous. Where is this?

February 12, 2012

NHS Reforms Demonstrate Coalitions Weak Leadership

NHS Reforms Demonstrate Governments Weak Leadership If there is a statement that should not only fill people with despair over where the Government is going with the reforms to the … Continue reading

February 10, 2012

Fun in the Snow – Billing Beauty

Fun in the Snow – Billing Beauty Last Sunday saw Northampton covered as throughout the country with snow that brought people out to play and what was great to see … Continue reading

February 10, 2012

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