The Culture Secretary has announced a '£15M boost' for northern cities. Towns and cities will be able to bid for up to £4M via the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund. It will be administered by the 12 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) in the north. That works our at £1.25M for our LEP. So that's what the … Continue reading £15M boost to the North of England
Mark Carney today forecast a 10% reduction in UK GDP growth this year and next year. The fall in the £ against the $, continued uncertainty and the rise in inflation are combining to hit the economy. And what was the Leave campaigner's reply - more Project Fear. This isn't Project Fear it's Project Reality. … Continue reading The Bank of England and the Brexit Ostriches
Yesterday, the Daily Mail was full of righteous indignation about queues for security checks at EU airports. Well I'm sorry get used to it. The EU is doing precisely what the Mail has been asking it to do - improve the security of its borders We aren't in Schengen so we have to go through the increased … Continue reading The future after Brexit?
Most of the residents at Queen’s Court sheltered housing scheme are unhappy because the Council have told them that they can no longer have individual meters measuring their heating. A new heating system is to be installed which will result in communal bills. Each person will pay the same amount regardless of individual energy usage. … Continue reading Queen’s Court Petition Refused
Richmondshire District Council has asked the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to review the number of Councillors in the District. They want to reduce the number of Councillors from 34 to 24 - despite the LGBCE saying that to reduce the number of Councillors to under 30 would automatically be a cause for concern. … Continue reading Plan to reduce Richmondshire Councillors
The Guardian today has 10 questions for Theresa May and David Davies. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/19/10-brexit-compromises-theresa-may-britain Neither Theresa May nor Jeremy Corbyn said much about the substance of the Brexit negotiations during the election campaign. Since May’s failure to secure an overall majority, both main parties have started to consider the merits of a “softer” Brexit – one … Continue reading 10 questions for David Davies and Theresa May
Yesterday's announcement is exactly what we didn't need. We didn't do as well as we would have liked in the General Election but it was more to do with the media agenda than to do with Tim or the party. The Tory media wanted a Corbyn - May battle because that was the way for … Continue reading Tim resigns
YouGov have come out with some interesting statistics about how people voted in the General Election. Class is no longer the dividing line in British politics - ABC1 and C2DE vote for any party is about the same whereas age matters much more - Britain’s young overwhelmingly vote Labour, while older Brits vote Tory Young … Continue reading How did people vote?
The big issues at District at the moment are The proposed Lidl Car Park along with asking them to repair the pavement from Queen Road. The consultation ends on July 3rd.You can comment by email, at email@example.com Queens Court needs a new heating system. There is a proposal that residents share the cost equally instead … Continue reading Richmondshire June 17
Councillor Clive World is our representative on Richmondshire District Council. He represents Richmond Central with independent Councillor Lorraine Hodgson. We will update here from time to time on his campaigns and the decisions of the Council