Barry Kirby

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April 19, 2017 - 1 Comments

Yesterday, Teresa May threw down the gauntlet in quite a bold move by calling a general election.  There are possibly many reasons for this, she may not have the votes within the conservative party to...

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March 8, 2016 - 1 Comments

The range of influence that the Police and Crime Commissioner has is huge.  This doesn’t just include the Police itself, but those organisations and people who utilise the funding available through the Police and Crime...

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December 13, 2015 - 1 Comments

In May, as well as all out local elections in Gloucester and Stroud, and a third up in Cheltenham, there is also the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner.  You may recall a cold...

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August 24, 2015 - 0 Comments

Fracking is rearing its head with a more imposing stature as the Government seem to want to thrust the process upon us, and reduce the due diligence that we should be having more of, not...

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October 27, 2014 - 2 Comments

The bus services around the county are in for a big shake up starting next week.  I’m rather disappointed in these changes for the main reason that no-one seems to have been consulted as to...

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September 29, 2014 - 0 Comments

It seems Mark Hawthorne had his spies in the Labour Party conference, or more specifically some fringe events.   The Fringe events are where many issues are discussed about what future policy could look like,...

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September 15, 2014 - 1 Comments

The Tory MP for Gloucester has called for Gloucester’s Religious Groups and Political Groups to be banned from joining in the parades for Gloucester Carnival and Gloucester Day itself.  In the next, rather gob smacking turn...

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August 5, 2014 - 0 Comments

I sat on my first Police and Crime panel last week.  The idea of it is that it provides Scrutiny to the work done by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Martin Surl.  With the latest...

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May 28, 2014 - 0 Comments

As you may have noticed, I’m trying to get fitter and lose weight by running, with some reasonable success but I can’t honestly say I enjoy it, but I am getting the desire to do...

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February 26, 2014 - 2 Comments

Today was budget day and I think we can be proud of what we achieved.  We successful passed amendments that will see the introduction of the Living Wage for the lowest paid council workers and...

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