Thursday, February 23

Not so cool towers

Video time...
Here we have an Ecotricity advert of cooling towers being demolished:

Thursday, February 16

Drought warnings

News today that Caroline Spelman the Environment Secretary will be discussing how we might handle a major drought later this year brings back memories of the 1976 drought. Back then water supplies to houses were cut off and stand-pipes were fitted in streets in an attempt to ration water. People had to take containers to the stand-pipe to fill with water.
This of course is predicted to be a more common event in the South East, where fears are that over-development will result in shortages of resources, especially water. Meanwhile we have numerous housing developments in the area, with homes being built at rates unseen in the borough for many years. More water shortages, more traffic and CO2 emissions to come!

Friday, February 10

No prayers in council meetings

It is good news that the councillor in Bideford has won a court case to remove prayers at the start of council meetings.

I have been to a few meetings at Havant Borough Council and was a bit shocked that this was happening in a political meeting designed to discuss and vote on issues for everyone in our community. It does alienate people who have no interest in religion and is plain wrong. Such traditions can have a distorting influence on the way democracy is progressed.

I hope the old peoples club that we call Havant Borough Council will take note and changes made.