Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

A clear lack of accountability


When elected Government officers make decisions to spend public money in ways that are clearly outside of their remit and go against the advice of their civil servants, there needs to be some form of accountability for them and learning … Continue reading

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Cocoa Life good – fairly traded bad


The latest news in the changes to Fairtrade branding seems bound to cause challenges for consumers who are keen to support the producers of the food they purchase. Several years ago I had the pleasure of joining a small group … Continue reading

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We need our Big Lottery Refund!


Last week, Crawley MP Henry Smith used his website to encourage his constituents to apply for the Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund. This opportunity exists across the UK. The fund consists of £3M of which one allocation will be £1M and … Continue reading

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How do we combine our motivation for change?


This weekend in Brighton large parts of the city will be celebrating Pride as it falls within a few days of the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Last weekend I was in Liverpool where they were celebrating … Continue reading

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The South East will miss the train


Some people living in the North of England don’t fully appreciate the distinction between the two Cross Rail projects and EuroRail and the creaking transport infrastructure elsewhere in the South of England. By the same token some in the South … Continue reading

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What is so special about today?


An organisation that I have just joined as part of the company I work for is called the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Today they are holding a series of events around the UK. Entitled “Engineering Open House Day” the … Continue reading

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Keep campaigners away from Grayling


A recent exchange took place in the House of Commons focused on the need to improve the rail service that currently begins in Uckfield and ends in the London area. On 13th July Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden asked Chris … Continue reading

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