Category Archives: Charities

Has the Charity Commission sold out?


Every few days the e-news from the Charity Commission appears in my in box offering a range of information. Sometimes it relates to reports on charities that have gone off the rails and are being investigated, sometimes they provide a … Continue reading

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Lessons from Bognor and Littlehampton


I spent several hours yesterday knocking on doors in the Wick area of Littlehampton. It is the home neighbourhood of Paul Sanderson who is standing as the Independent candidate in the General Election on 8th June. Paul is new to … Continue reading

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A warm but cautious welcome


In warmly welcoming the appointment of Helen Stephenson to the role of Chief Executive of the Charity Commission it is vital to ensure that what looks like a small but significant step forward is not the only Swallow of the … Continue reading

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Most important day of Brighton’s year


The rhythm of live in Brighton and Hove is set by many events and happenings and each one helps to create an aspect of the cities character. We have high days such as Pride and the Burning of the Clocks … Continue reading

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National Stalking Awareness Week


As the week ends its important to ensure that a focus on the issue of stalking does not diminish. I have been involved in a number of discussions over the last six months involving voluntary organisations such as Suzy Lamplugh … Continue reading

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We need a Government of Justice


This blog features in the Argus Newspaper today: Now that the General Election has been announced the extent to which Sussex splits into two parts becomes evident. Seven out of 16 constituencies, three in East Sussex, three in Brighton and … Continue reading

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What is the regulated period?


One of the problems for all MPs today is that they are faced with voting for a U turn on at least two of the Acts that they voted into law while David Cameron was Prime Minister. No doubt there … Continue reading

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