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Coleford’s Playground?

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I was elected as District Councillor for Lydbrook and Ruardean in May one particular resident congratulated me and wished me luck in the “Madhouse” at Coleford. At the time I thought his comment a bit harsh. However I have to say that last Thursday’s Full Council Meeting had me [...]

The Conflict in Syria

October 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Many people have contacted Ukip in the Forest of Dean concerned about disparate groups who are organising support for migrants in the camps around Calais. Whilst on the face of it, their efforts are motivated by compassion; they are misguided and will only cause the crisis to worsen. The UN states [...]

Bridge Bashing

August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Why was the article that was printed on the front of the the ‘Review’ (7th August) calling for extra safety measures at Broadoak Bridge?. The tone of the article made it seem that the road and bridge are at fault, I say they are innocent!. The height restriction is well signposted (in [...]

Gloucestershire Full Council Meeting 8th July 2015

July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

MORE COUNTY COUNCIL WASTE BY LIB-DEMS When I was elected to the County Council I naively assumed that all the others duly elected would be working hard for the benefit of the Council Tax payers in Gloucestershire.  Following hard on the heels of Labour’s politically motivated attempt to bankrupt [...]

Let’s Restore Confidence in Local Planning!

June 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wind power has never been the answer to Britain’s energy needs and it is iniquitous that hard-pressed householders have been forced to contribute to this madness.Therefore, it is with absolute delight that I am pleased to report, that from April next year (a year earlier than anticipated) [...]

The Allaston Development

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fuelled by half-truths,misdirected anger,unwarranted personal attacks,witch-hunts, assumption and dare I say it blatant electioneering a few definitive facts need stating regarding the proposed Allaston development. 1, Lydney Town Council have not changed their original stance and in fact [...]

Local Election Pledges in the Forest of Dean

April 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Election draws nearer. You will notice how quiet council election candidates become regarding the local issues that matter. ‘Don’t mention the wild boar, don’t mention the sheep’ etc. etc.   Why? Because politicians need your vote and by discussing emotive issues during an election [...]

It’s your NHS and UKIP will keep it that way

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

On behalf of UKIP Forest of Dean may I, hopefully, for the final time, explain our policies on the NHS. UKIP will ensure that the NHS is free at the point of delivery and time of need for all UK residents by investing a further £3 billion. We will stop further use of PFI in the NHS and encourage [...]

Is Mark Harper Running Scared?

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

In the same way that David Cameron is avoiding proper TV debates, Mark Harper also appears to be running scared of facing his local challengers in head-to-head debates here in the Forest of Dean. Two weeks ago, on Tuesday 17th March, all general election candidates were meant to be taking part at [...]
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