David Palethorpe

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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Friends of Delapre Abbey – No Longer needed by Conservatives?

Friends of Delapre Abbey – No Longer needed by Conservatives? Last night I attended the Friends of Delapre Abbey AGM as an observer which I found impressive for two reasons. … Continue reading

November 29, 2013

Recycling – Why people have given up

Recycling – Why people have given up and who can blame them? Why is it that Northampton Borough Council are so determined to make recycling as difficult and confusing as … Continue reading

November 28, 2013

Sheltered Housing – Is there ever a time to refuse to pay?

Sheltered Housing – Is there a right time to refuse to pay? As a Councillor I hold a weekly advice surgery at the Bellinge Community House where I’m available for … Continue reading

November 27, 2013

NBC Conservative Homeless Policy is a Disgrace

NBC Conservative Homeless Policy is a Disgrace There are many things in 21st century UK to be proud of but sadly much of it is overshadowed by those we should … Continue reading

November 26, 2013

Grosvenor Centre – Time to accept the reality?

Grosvenor Centre – Time to accept the reality? I have written a number of times about the lack of progress by Legal and General in delivering the promised, and promised, … Continue reading

November 20, 2013

Not Consulting? ā€“ Avoids having to lie?

No Consultation? ā€“ Avoids having to lie? The anger shown by residents and business owners from Blackthorn Rectory Farm at last Wednesday nights Borough Council Cabinet meeting was both understandable … Continue reading

November 18, 2013

Northamptonshire Police HQ – A Solution

Northamptonshire Police HQ – A Solution I am currently writing a series of blogs on what I think is wrong with the prison system and why I believe all of … Continue reading

November 13, 2013

Brian Binley – Ignore the Hype

Brian Binley – Tribute to a Decent Man It was good to talk to Brian at yesterdays Remembrance Parade in Northampton and to get his take on the latest round … Continue reading

November 11, 2013

Conservative – Sign of Failure

The Northampton Conservatives have recently announced that they have repaired, replaced or removed hundreds of damaged and unnecessary road signs. So just for those who travel into Northampton from Wellingborough … Continue reading

November 8, 2013

Northampton Conservatives ā€“ What Value for Money?

Northampton Conservatives ā€“ What Value for Money? One of the things I and everyone else who served in the Royal Navy learned very early on in our careers was that … Continue reading

November 7, 2013

Dishonest, Hypocritical and Simply B******s

Dishonest, Hypocritical and Simply B******s It seems that the row over the attitude and remarks of Cllr David Mackintosh the Conservative Leader of Northampton Borough Council towards Cllr Gerrie Davies … Continue reading

November 6, 2013

Coming Out – Sadly the Fear Goes On

Coming Out – Sadly the Fear Goes On The recent success of the International Coming Out day held at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery on the 11th October has … Continue reading

November 5, 2013

Sekhemka Debate ā€“ Opposition to Sale Continues

Sekhemka Debate – Opposition Remains The contentious issue of the Northampton Borough Council insisting that they have been open and honest about the sale of the Sekhemka statue continues as … Continue reading

November 2, 2013

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