Barry Kirby

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October 4, 2013 - 0 Comments

The 17th October is “Our Day”, which is a drive by the Local Government Association to highlight just how much information the Local Government puts out there, particularly in terms of Social Media.  The best...

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January 14, 2013 - 6 Comments

Throughout the Police and Crime Commissioner election, the Government where very strong on the fact that the PCC with be an independent Post that is accountable only to the public who elected them as well...

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June 18, 2012 - 0 Comments

Today has seen Labours’ national launch of the Police and Crime Commissioner  candidates for the election in November.  What I really liked was Ed Miliband pointing out that while we didn’t want Police and crime commissioners, since...

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May 21, 2012 - 2 Comments

The Taxpayers Alliance and the Institute of Directors have proposed a way out of the current problems by suggesting a flat rate of Income Tax and losing all the fancy schemes that are just tax...

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September 11, 2011 - 0 Comments

It may seem like a small thing to many who don’t use them, but the debacle with the A38 / Cole Avenue traffic lights in Quedgeley must get resolved as soon as possible.  Not only...

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July 12, 2011 - 1 Comments

In the Citizen today there is another article about the idea of forming a Parish Council for Kingsway. The article came about when I was asked about my perception of hostilities between Kingsway and Quedgeley,...

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June 21, 2011 - 0 Comments

The recent County Boundary Review has thrown up an interesting idea that now we have looked into it in some more detail could be a significant next step for Kingsway and that is breaking away...

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February 21, 2011 - 0 Comments

One of the cornerstones for the massive job cuts in the Public sector is the Governments underlying belief that the Private sector will pick up the slack, however that boat now seems to be shot...

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January 18, 2011 - 0 Comments

I attended the Quedgeley Parish Council (QPC) full council meeting last night where, amongst other things, we set the precept for the next financial year.  The headline of this is that the precept will be...

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January 13, 2011 - 0 Comments

  I attended a workshop/meeting today, hosted by the City Council in GL1.  The idea was that it would give us some feedback about the cuts and the consultation results so far. There were quite...

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