Barry Kirby

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October 15, 2013 - 0 Comments

I receive our MP’s newsletter as do many residents of the city.  It happened that today I didn’t get chance to look at it straight away, that was until I received a barrage of texts...

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July 5, 2013 - 0 Comments

This week I went up to Manchester to attend the Local Government Association annual conference.  I had been invited up to be part of a panel to talk about “Digital Councillor”.  Alongside very distinguished Councillors...

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May 19, 2013 - 0 Comments

I believe the biggest challenge I face as a new councillor, is engaging with my residents.  Given how many people have lost faith with the current “political machine”, as shown by the 75% of people...

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January 13, 2013 - 3 Comments

I have been to a number of conferences in the past, but this is the first time I have been to an Unconference.  It was also the first time that in the opening comments, we...

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March 30, 2012 - 1 Comments

Many people who don’t use social media, don’t see the point, see it as silly or a waste of time.  Personally I use it as an oppotunity to communicate with people, as well as keep in...

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December 3, 2011 - 3 Comments

When the Alarm went off at 5am this morning, it was with a great deal of enthusiasm and some nervousness that I got ready for the first ever Breakfast show on Severn FM.  A busy...

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March 31, 2011 - 0 Comments

I was in the City Council the other week and while waiting, I was looking at all the literature which advertised all the good things that the City Council was doing this year, all the...

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February 5, 2011 - 2 Comments

Sally Bercow, the Speakers Wife, has got herself a reputation for speaking her mind, particularly on Twitter (@SallyBercow) and, lately, posing in a bedsheet for a newspaper. Amanda Platell in the Mail says “The silly...

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January 28, 2011 - 1 Comments

One of the biggest complaints I see about Quedgeley Parish council is that few people knows what it does, both in mandate or on a daily basis. This was again highlighted on Quedgeley People  in...

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November 16, 2010 - 0 Comments

Im a fan of the blog as a communications medium.  In this day and age where many people feel like they can not get to know politicians (or anyone) the advent of the blogging politician...

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