Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated

Southend Standard: Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated

A BID to scrap plans to axe 55 school crossing patrols has been blocked.

Lib Dem, Labour, UKIP and Green councillors joined forces at a full council meeting yesterday to call on transport supremo Rodney Bass to shelve a consultation on removing funding for schools where alternative crossings are available.

The call followed a campaign by the Gazette, with sister paper the Echo, which saw nearly 2,000 parents and residents call for the lollipop men and women to be retained.

The debate took place shortly after the councillors voted to add £26,750 to the cost of the Conservative-led administration by adding two new deputy cabinet members.

For a special report, see Wednesday's paper

 

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5:13pm Tue 13 May 14

Chris Flunk says...

"Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated"

What?

"A BID to scrap plans to axe 55 school crossing patrols has been blocked"

Eh?

I think you have too many negatives in both the headline and first sentence.
"Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated" What? "A BID to scrap plans to axe 55 school crossing patrols has been blocked" Eh? I think you have too many negatives in both the headline and first sentence. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 17

5:40pm Tue 13 May 14

Democrat says...

How many school crossing patrols could be paid for by not appointing two more two deputy cabinet members? Is it a death wish of the Conservative Councillors to scrap School Crossing Patrols the week before local elections? Also, I hope to goodness no child is badly injured or killed because in a thoughtless moment they step into the path of a car. If they do could there be a case of Corporate Gross Negligence Manslaughter?
How many school crossing patrols could be paid for by not appointing two more two deputy cabinet members? Is it a death wish of the Conservative Councillors to scrap School Crossing Patrols the week before local elections? Also, I hope to goodness no child is badly injured or killed because in a thoughtless moment they step into the path of a car. If they do could there be a case of Corporate Gross Negligence Manslaughter? Democrat
  • Score: 18

6:28pm Tue 13 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Oh well London Road will be the usual hair trigger run, when she pops in and out like a Yo Yo.....
God Help Us......help ! LOL
AVPG:
Oh well London Road will be the usual hair trigger run, when she pops in and out like a Yo Yo..... God Help Us......help ! LOL AVPG: A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -10

6:29pm Tue 13 May 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Democrat wrote:
How many school crossing patrols could be paid for by not appointing two more two deputy cabinet members? Is it a death wish of the Conservative Councillors to scrap School Crossing Patrols the week before local elections? Also, I hope to goodness no child is badly injured or killed because in a thoughtless moment they step into the path of a car. If they do could there be a case of Corporate Gross Negligence Manslaughter?
VOTE U.K.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]Democrat[/bold] wrote: How many school crossing patrols could be paid for by not appointing two more two deputy cabinet members? Is it a death wish of the Conservative Councillors to scrap School Crossing Patrols the week before local elections? Also, I hope to goodness no child is badly injured or killed because in a thoughtless moment they step into the path of a car. If they do could there be a case of Corporate Gross Negligence Manslaughter?[/p][/quote]VOTE U.K.I.P. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -3

7:59pm Tue 13 May 14

rayleigh-girl says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
"Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated"

What?

"A BID to scrap plans to axe 55 school crossing patrols has been blocked"

Eh?

I think you have too many negatives in both the headline and first sentence.
I still can't make head nor tail of what this story is trying to tell me! Are they or are they not scrapping the crossing patrols??
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: "Attempt to scrap school crossing patrol axe plans defeated" What? "A BID to scrap plans to axe 55 school crossing patrols has been blocked" Eh? I think you have too many negatives in both the headline and first sentence.[/p][/quote]I still can't make head nor tail of what this story is trying to tell me! Are they or are they not scrapping the crossing patrols?? rayleigh-girl
  • Score: 8

10:30pm Tue 13 May 14

daninorth says...

Great news !
Great news ! daninorth
  • Score: 1

11:13pm Tue 13 May 14

Wackiejackie says...

Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out. Wackiejackie
  • Score: 8

2:15am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

No, get it right Echo. I was at the meeting..

The decision has not yet been made.

So it can't have been "blocked" if it hasn't been made yet can it?

Let's not exaggerate eh?
No, get it right Echo. I was at the meeting.. The decision has not yet been made. So it can't have been "blocked" if it hasn't been made yet can it? Let's not exaggerate eh? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 2

2:16am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

No, get it right Echo. I was at the meeting..

The decision has not yet been made.

So it can't have been "blocked" if it hasn't been made yet can it?

Let's not exaggerate eh?
No, get it right Echo. I was at the meeting.. The decision has not yet been made. So it can't have been "blocked" if it hasn't been made yet can it? Let's not exaggerate eh? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -4

2:16am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

No, get it right Echo. I was at the meeting..

The decision has not yet been made.

So it can't have been "blocked" if it hasn't been made yet can it?

Let's not exaggerate eh?
No, get it right Echo. I was at the meeting.. The decision has not yet been made. So it can't have been "blocked" if it hasn't been made yet can it? Let's not exaggerate eh? Kim Gandy
  • Score: -7

2:18am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
[quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

7:16am Wed 14 May 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
Champers already on ice, for the inevitable result on the 22nd
For the Tory Government, we wont be coming second
The others including UKIP and the BNP
Flushed down the loo, just you wait and see
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Champers already on ice, for the inevitable result on the 22nd For the Tory Government, we wont be coming second The others including UKIP and the BNP Flushed down the loo, just you wait and see sesibollox
  • Score: -1

7:38am Wed 14 May 14

Wackiejackie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words. Wackiejackie
  • Score: 0

7:58am Wed 14 May 14

Democrat says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Democrat wrote:
How many school crossing patrols could be paid for by not appointing two more two deputy cabinet members? Is it a death wish of the Conservative Councillors to scrap School Crossing Patrols the week before local elections? Also, I hope to goodness no child is badly injured or killed because in a thoughtless moment they step into the path of a car. If they do could there be a case of Corporate Gross Negligence Manslaughter?
VOTE U.K.I.P.
Don't be silly!!
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Democrat[/bold] wrote: How many school crossing patrols could be paid for by not appointing two more two deputy cabinet members? Is it a death wish of the Conservative Councillors to scrap School Crossing Patrols the week before local elections? Also, I hope to goodness no child is badly injured or killed because in a thoughtless moment they step into the path of a car. If they do could there be a case of Corporate Gross Negligence Manslaughter?[/p][/quote]VOTE U.K.I.P.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly!! Democrat
  • Score: 1

8:25am Wed 14 May 14

pembury53 says...

Wackiejackie wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.
Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.
you're a politicians dream ! quick drive around, 'knock on the door', pack of lies, fake concern and undeliverable promises, and off you go to vote for them, whoever they were/are ???? fantastic thing, this democracy
[quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.[/p][/quote]you're a politicians dream ! quick drive around, 'knock on the door', pack of lies, fake concern and undeliverable promises, and off you go to vote for them, whoever they were/are ???? fantastic thing, this democracy pembury53
  • Score: 2

9:29am Wed 14 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Oh well London Road will be the usual hair trigger run, when she pops in and out like a Yo Yo.....
God Help Us......help ! LOL
AVPG:
Agreed.
You do often get the impression that some of those operating the crossing patrols, are not car drivers themselves.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Oh well London Road will be the usual hair trigger run, when she pops in and out like a Yo Yo..... God Help Us......help ! LOL AVPG:[/p][/quote]Agreed. You do often get the impression that some of those operating the crossing patrols, are not car drivers themselves. Letmetryagain
  • Score: -2

9:34am Wed 14 May 14

TheWizzard says...

For March 2014 alone Rodney bass claimed £3812.56 in expenses
For March 2014 alone Rodney bass claimed £3812.56 in expenses TheWizzard
  • Score: 2

9:42am Wed 14 May 14

rayleighrunner says...

Tories turning off the lights.
Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh
Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh
Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols
Tories building on Green Belt Land
Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family....
Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents

Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.
Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job. rayleighrunner
  • Score: 0

10:12am Wed 14 May 14

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

We need a real life Montgomery Brewster, I say vote for 'NONE OF THE ABOVE'.
We need a real life Montgomery Brewster, I say vote for 'NONE OF THE ABOVE'. Arthur Fonzarelli
  • Score: 2

10:19am Wed 14 May 14

pembury53 says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.
it won't take you so long to decide next time, once rayleigh starts to resemble downtown bucharest...
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.[/p][/quote]it won't take you so long to decide next time, once rayleigh starts to resemble downtown bucharest... pembury53
  • Score: -1

10:55am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

sesibollox wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
Champers already on ice, for the inevitable result on the 22nd
For the Tory Government, we wont be coming second
The others including UKIP and the BNP
Flushed down the loo, just you wait and see
Have you been out on the election trail? I have. And I have been listening to the public. You might be wanting some cream with your humble pie on the morning of 23rd May.

Then Cons will retain some seats but Liebour and the Limpdums are due for a slaughtering.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Champers already on ice, for the inevitable result on the 22nd For the Tory Government, we wont be coming second The others including UKIP and the BNP Flushed down the loo, just you wait and see[/p][/quote]Have you been out on the election trail? I have. And I have been listening to the public. You might be wanting some cream with your humble pie on the morning of 23rd May. Then Cons will retain some seats but Liebour and the Limpdums are due for a slaughtering. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -6

11:01am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Wackiejackie wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.
It has to be said, having done the election trail several times, it is impossible for a candidate to knock on every single door.

Each ward has thousands of homes and election candidates are often people who also work so they have to fit in their campaigning around that.

Please don't rule out other candidates just because you haven't seen them. They may not have had time to get to you or they may have knocked when you are out.

No one person can knock on 3,000 plus front doors in a period of three or four weeks, which the official purdah (pre election) period is.

There is nothing stopping you finding out via the local council website who your candidates are and contacting them.

I am sure they would be more than happy to visit. Although I'd be suspicious if they start slagging off other parties rather than telling you what THEY will do for your ward. The Labour party is particularly good at printing lies in their leaflets. I've seen some right whoppers this past two weeks. But then Labour are on the back foot and are panicking.

Remember there are two elections, one is to elect your MEP. You are probably even less likely to see them as they have a whole region to cover, ie East of England covers several counties.

People don't understand enough about elections and election law. It's time it was taught properly in schools, as part of the curriculum. It should be covered and in a totally unbiased way.
[quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.[/p][/quote]It has to be said, having done the election trail several times, it is impossible for a candidate to knock on every single door. Each ward has thousands of homes and election candidates are often people who also work so they have to fit in their campaigning around that. Please don't rule out other candidates just because you haven't seen them. They may not have had time to get to you or they may have knocked when you are out. No one person can knock on 3,000 plus front doors in a period of three or four weeks, which the official purdah (pre election) period is. There is nothing stopping you finding out via the local council website who your candidates are and contacting them. I am sure they would be more than happy to visit. Although I'd be suspicious if they start slagging off other parties rather than telling you what THEY will do for your ward. The Labour party is particularly good at printing lies in their leaflets. I've seen some right whoppers this past two weeks. But then Labour are on the back foot and are panicking. Remember there are two elections, one is to elect your MEP. You are probably even less likely to see them as they have a whole region to cover, ie East of England covers several counties. People don't understand enough about elections and election law. It's time it was taught properly in schools, as part of the curriculum. It should be covered and in a totally unbiased way. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

11:44am Wed 14 May 14

Jack222 says...

Getting back to the topic.

Sack the crossing people - it's the parents responsibility
Getting back to the topic. Sack the crossing people - it's the parents responsibility Jack222
  • Score: -6

1:20pm Wed 14 May 14

jut1972 says...

Rodney bass is a bloody idiot.
His expenses for march would cover one patrol for more than 6 months.
Adding 2 new cabinet members would have paid for 5 lollipop ladies. Which is more use to the people of Essex?
Rodney bass is a bloody idiot. His expenses for march would cover one patrol for more than 6 months. Adding 2 new cabinet members would have paid for 5 lollipop ladies. Which is more use to the people of Essex? jut1972
  • Score: 6

2:17pm Wed 14 May 14

rayleighrunner says...

pembury53 wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.
it won't take you so long to decide next time, once rayleigh starts to resemble downtown bucharest...
pembury53....careful
, with remarks like that, you'll be called a racist - along with the tens of millions of others around the world who just want their country to govern themselves!
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.[/p][/quote]it won't take you so long to decide next time, once rayleigh starts to resemble downtown bucharest...[/p][/quote]pembury53....careful , with remarks like that, you'll be called a racist - along with the tens of millions of others around the world who just want their country to govern themselves! rayleighrunner
  • Score: -1

7:58pm Wed 14 May 14

Wackiejackie says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.
It has to be said, having done the election trail several times, it is impossible for a candidate to knock on every single door.

Each ward has thousands of homes and election candidates are often people who also work so they have to fit in their campaigning around that.

Please don't rule out other candidates just because you haven't seen them. They may not have had time to get to you or they may have knocked when you are out.

No one person can knock on 3,000 plus front doors in a period of three or four weeks, which the official purdah (pre election) period is.

There is nothing stopping you finding out via the local council website who your candidates are and contacting them.

I am sure they would be more than happy to visit. Although I'd be suspicious if they start slagging off other parties rather than telling you what THEY will do for your ward. The Labour party is particularly good at printing lies in their leaflets. I've seen some right whoppers this past two weeks. But then Labour are on the back foot and are panicking.

Remember there are two elections, one is to elect your MEP. You are probably even less likely to see them as they have a whole region to cover, ie East of England covers several counties.

People don't understand enough about elections and election law. It's time it was taught properly in schools, as part of the curriculum. It should be covered and in a totally unbiased way.
But i have seen action and things being done. Im hopeful my chosen candidate wont let us down or they will soon lose my vote. Cllr Bass only looks after North Essex.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Im afraid I do not live in Maldon I cant afford to, Everyone on the fiddle. The only person getting my vote is someone that has actually knocked on my door and showed they care regardless of what party they are in. Actions speak louder than words.[/p][/quote]It has to be said, having done the election trail several times, it is impossible for a candidate to knock on every single door. Each ward has thousands of homes and election candidates are often people who also work so they have to fit in their campaigning around that. Please don't rule out other candidates just because you haven't seen them. They may not have had time to get to you or they may have knocked when you are out. No one person can knock on 3,000 plus front doors in a period of three or four weeks, which the official purdah (pre election) period is. There is nothing stopping you finding out via the local council website who your candidates are and contacting them. I am sure they would be more than happy to visit. Although I'd be suspicious if they start slagging off other parties rather than telling you what THEY will do for your ward. The Labour party is particularly good at printing lies in their leaflets. I've seen some right whoppers this past two weeks. But then Labour are on the back foot and are panicking. Remember there are two elections, one is to elect your MEP. You are probably even less likely to see them as they have a whole region to cover, ie East of England covers several counties. People don't understand enough about elections and election law. It's time it was taught properly in schools, as part of the curriculum. It should be covered and in a totally unbiased way.[/p][/quote]But i have seen action and things being done. Im hopeful my chosen candidate wont let us down or they will soon lose my vote. Cllr Bass only looks after North Essex. Wackiejackie
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11:15pm Wed 14 May 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Wackiejackie wrote:
Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.
Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon)

Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors.

Be careful what you vote for.
Champers already on ice, for the inevitable result on the 22nd
For the Tory Government, we wont be coming second
The others including UKIP and the BNP
Flushed down the loo, just you wait and see
Have you been out on the election trail? I have. And I have been listening to the public. You might be wanting some cream with your humble pie on the morning of 23rd May.

Then Cons will retain some seats but Liebour and the Limpdums are due for a slaughtering.
Who are you out on the election trail for?

You are person non grata with all the political party's aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackiejackie[/bold] wrote: Horrible ex-investment banker tory who has lost his grip on reality and doesn't care about anyone. He needs to be voted out.[/p][/quote]Vote him out then next time he's up for re-election. (If you live in his bit of Maldon) Will you be voting others out on the 22nd May too? But it depends who you are voting IN. If it's Labour, expect even more expense fiddles, consultants fees, free spending... and a whole host of other horrors. Be careful what you vote for.[/p][/quote]Champers already on ice, for the inevitable result on the 22nd For the Tory Government, we wont be coming second The others including UKIP and the BNP Flushed down the loo, just you wait and see[/p][/quote]Have you been out on the election trail? I have. And I have been listening to the public. You might be wanting some cream with your humble pie on the morning of 23rd May. Then Cons will retain some seats but Liebour and the Limpdums are due for a slaughtering.[/p][/quote]Who are you out on the election trail for? You are person non grata with all the political party's aren't you? ThisYear
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11:08am Thu 15 May 14

wormshero says...

pembury53 wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.
it won't take you so long to decide next time, once rayleigh starts to resemble downtown bucharest...
Downtown Bucharest is lovely though, lovely houses, upbeat people, complete with fairly decent salaries and far cheaper living costs. The only negative I can think of is the amount of stray dogs, but I don't see them emigrating in large numbers (people aren't emigrating in large numbers either - the number of Romanian's and Bulgarians has dropped by 3000 since the rules changed, but I guess the hypothetical figures that were made up last year still ring home with some idiots, even if they've since been proven massively inaccurate). I doubt they'll be many people stupid enough to leave such a lovely place to move to Rayleigh, in all honesty.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Tories turning off the lights. Tories scrapping free parking in Rayleigh Tories increasing parking charges in Rayleigh Tories getting rid of school crossing patrols Tories building on Green Belt Land Green Belt Land owned by a Tory Councillor's family.... Tories ignoring thousands of Rayleigh residents Yet I get a leaflet through my door telling me to vote for the Tory, Carol Pavelin - who I have never heard of, never met and she doesn't live in my ward?? Or I could vote for a Labour candidate who lives in Rochford, a Liberal who also doesn't live in my ward but comes across as exceptionally up himself.....or UKIP. I was undecided, but as the UKIP candidate does live in my ward and has made an effort to tell me about him and his party that's where my vote will be going. I believe that at local level it's about the person more than the party and with him living in my Ward I think he will do a better job.[/p][/quote]it won't take you so long to decide next time, once rayleigh starts to resemble downtown bucharest...[/p][/quote]Downtown Bucharest is lovely though, lovely houses, upbeat people, complete with fairly decent salaries and far cheaper living costs. The only negative I can think of is the amount of stray dogs, but I don't see them emigrating in large numbers (people aren't emigrating in large numbers either - the number of Romanian's and Bulgarians has dropped by 3000 since the rules changed, but I guess the hypothetical figures that were made up last year still ring home with some idiots, even if they've since been proven massively inaccurate). I doubt they'll be many people stupid enough to leave such a lovely place to move to Rayleigh, in all honesty. wormshero
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12:15am Fri 16 May 14

Boris says...

Last time I heard from UKIP, they were predicting that the entire populations of Romania and Bulgaria (total 29 million) would be coming to Essex in January 2014, to claim benefits and jump the queue for the few remaining council houses.
But it hasn't happened. So much for UKIP, a deceitful flash in the pan.
Last time I heard from UKIP, they were predicting that the entire populations of Romania and Bulgaria (total 29 million) would be coming to Essex in January 2014, to claim benefits and jump the queue for the few remaining council houses. But it hasn't happened. So much for UKIP, a deceitful flash in the pan. Boris
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