In those dim and distant days when Margaret Thatcher was running her one-woman campaign to change the face of Britain, the left used to have a slogan about the Tories that said ” they know the cost of everything and the value of nothing!”
And, it struck me this morning how well that slogan sums up the [...]
The Big Freeze that hit Blackburn with Darwen this winter inflicted massive damage on our already poor roads. Snow and ice left the already hole filled roads in the Borough with a moonscape of pitted and potholed roads to be repaired right across the Borough. The roads have become a danger to road users, pedestrians, cars [...]
Weather woes, but whose fault is the mess
that has resulted on the streets of Blackburn?
According to the Councils ruling coalition of Tory, Lib-Dem and Darwen independent misfits it’s certainly not them.
“Residents are lazy, not tough enough, whinging, selfish and soft.”
These are just some of the claims made by Tory and Liberal Councillors and [...]
The Tory led Council has again been shown up for incompetence and wasting money after pumping nearly £100,0000 of taxpayers money into a hare-brained Lottery bid they knew they were ‘highly unlikely’ to get.
Last month the Lancashire Telegraph revealed the council had run up a bill of £93,121 to put plans together for a £20million transformation [...]
We all remember the statement from Tory Councillor Allan Cottam blaming pensioners for abusing the concessionary fare scheme. He claimed some were using their free passes every day, and as a result he had a £ 400k shortfall in his budget. We all knew this was a nonsense and the Labour Government had given Blackburn more [...]
The founding principle of local government is that citizens have the right to influence the decisions that affect their lives and their communities. Citizens need to be confident that when decisions are made about things that affect them, it is informed by their concerns and not just about those running the service. Services can and [...]
Griffin Park School: not a Grade II listed Victorian mansion!
You’ve got to laugh sometimes when you’re at the Council meeting. The answers that members of the ruling coalition give to those tabled by Labour members vary from complete avoidance to the utterly bizarre. More than once I’ve been on the end of Exec [...]