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Margaret Pilkington 13-07-2016 12:04

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Some excellent suggestions there.
We went into town yesterday morning...the market was non existent(almost)...Broadway was deserted.
I did not look at the new Bus station to see if all the residents of Accrington were queued up to get out of what is a very depressing town...the only positive thing I can come up with is that one of the holes in the tarmac on Peel St has been patched up now the buses no longer need the road to be smooth.
Is there anybody running this town or are they all trying to run it into the ground..because I have news for you...It is already there!

Less 13-07-2016 12:22

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Litter Police? I walked past the old bus station yesterday already got fences up for the no doubt inevitable bog closing ceremony, I needed to get rid of a dog end, the bin was behind the wire fencing out of reach.
Before we get more litter police can we have more litter bins within reach of the public?

cashman 13-07-2016 14:13

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Originally Posted by Margaret Pilkington (Post 1172372)
Some excellent suggestions there.
We went into town yesterday morning...the market was non existent(almost)...Broadway was deserted.
I did not look at the new Bus station to see if all the residents of Accrington were queued up to get out of what is a very depressing town...the only positive thing I can come up with is that one of the holes in the tarmac on Peel St has been patched up now the buses no longer need the road to be smooth.
Is there anybody running this town or are they all trying to run it into the ground..because I have news for you...It is already there!

Well they have to fill in those holes, after all its gonna be a car park.:rolleyes::D

Margaret Pilkington 13-07-2016 14:37

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Why will anyone need a car park when the market is stuffed, the shops(what there are) are dire.
I am getting to the point where I do not like going into town at all.......and from the look of the town yesterday i am not on my own.
it is time that those who are supposed to have the town at the heart of their agenda sat up and took notice of what is going on...take off those rose coloured spectacles.....it doesn't matter how many flowers you put on a dung heap it still stinks!

Less 13-07-2016 14:48

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Originally Posted by Margaret Pilkington (Post 1172379)
it is time that those who are supposed to have the town at the heart of their agenda sat up and took notice of what is going on...

Someone like an M.P. that cares more about his community than which divvy is in charge of his party?

Is that what you mean?

cashman 13-07-2016 14:54

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I went down dinner timeish today, on the bus, the new bus station looks very nice, very few people in it though, had a good look round and went for a brew, me usual cafe is normally very busy weds dinner, not today :eek: Dont get carried away less, an M.P. i always thought was elected by his constituents to serve them, but as 95% of em are too stupid to think for themselves, that seems to have vanished.:rolleyes:

Margaret Pilkington 13-07-2016 15:26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Less (Post 1172380)
Someone like an M.P. that cares more about his community than which divvy is in charge of his party?

Is that what you mean?

I think you have to,perhaps, start with people on the council.

I really think anything to do with the state of our town is probably 'small beer' to our elected representative at the Palace of Westminster....there is neither kudos nor money in it for him.
He probably has bigger fish to fry(for now at any rate).

Less 13-07-2016 15:38

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Margaret Pilkington (Post 1172382)
I think you have to,perhaps, start with people on the council.

I really think anything to do with the state of our town is probably 'small beer' to our elected representative at the Palace of Westminster....there is neither kudos nor money in it for him.
He probably has bigger fish to fry(for now at any rate).

Perhaps that is wrong thinking?

Once every 4 or 5 years we get a chance to send someone to London supposedly to represent we, the people, if he/she can't see that, then they are unfit for purpose.

I want someone that puts our area above party politics, someone that can demonstrate to our Councillors that in fighting is not the priority, the people must come above all the party and chamber bickering.

Another General Election can't be far away, I hope all that are put forward by any of the parties will keep this in mind, it is after all, what at least 95% of us desire.

Barrie Yates 13-07-2016 17:26

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I wonder if Corbyn gets re-elected the MPs that voted "No Confidence" will resign from their seats in parliament as a matter of principal? Perhaps I am too naive.

cashman 13-07-2016 17:42

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Originally Posted by Barrie Yates (Post 1172384)
I wonder if Corbyn gets re-elected the MPs that voted "No Confidence" will resign from their seats in parliament as a matter of principal? Perhaps I am too naive.

Too naive, those vipers are in it for themselves Barrie. thats already been proved to the nation imho.

Margaret Pilkington 13-07-2016 18:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Less (Post 1172383)

I want someone that puts our area above party politics, someone that can demonstrate to our Councillors that in fighting is not the priority, the people must come above all the party and chamber bickering.

Yes, that sums it up very well. Do you think that we expect too much?

I had high hopes that we had a person who would do all of that.....but, sadly I have been disappointed, let down. Shame on me.I won't be making the same mistake twice.

Barrie Yates 13-07-2016 22:58

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I have asked the question before - why should party politics have any influence on local. or even regional councils. Surely all councillors should only attempt to provide what is best for the electorate that they represent.

Margaret Pilkington 14-07-2016 06:21

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Me too....and I have been saying it for yonks.

accyman 17-07-2016 14:38

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Originally Posted by accybeme (Post 1172348)
I could never understand why Accrington bus station cost 6.7 million when Blackburn only cost 4.7 million.
is it more expensive to micro-size

maybe they used lego

them bricks are really expensive

accyman 17-07-2016 14:43

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Barrie Yates (Post 1172418)
I have asked the question before - why should party politics have any influence on local. or even regional councils. Surely all councillors should only attempt to provide what is best for the electorate that they represent.


iv often said party labels should be removed from county and ocal concil the only time it matters is for government

if people didnt have to choose a side and the only choice was the person and what they can bring to the table it would remove a lot of sillyness and petty squabbling

i dont have examples to hand but its been reported on here that a good idea for the area has been turned away simply on the basis that the opposing party suggested or wanted it which i have no doubt hs happened in both directions

its no better than kids saying dont play with that kid because hes different or comes from a different area of accy


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