Tag Archives: telford

Lower those expectations, Benji

I’ve been wondering what it would take to trigger a slightly gloaty “I’ve moved house” post. I didn’t think it would be a grumble about how my new local council “does social media”. The #wmgrit hashtag is a great amalgamation … Continue reading

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Advent 24: The Furnaces and the Squatter Cottage

The historical bit of the Advent Challenge has been the most difficult. Raw facts and information are difficult for me to process, I need a story to hang the context on, I need an experience to hook me in. Ironbridge … Continue reading

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Witness Appeal After Disorder In Wellington

Via West Mercia Police. Police in Telford are appealing for witnesses after disorder in Wellington – near the railway station – yesterday afternoon.

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The Gay Agenda

I’ve been meaning to blog about this art project by Randy Roberts Potts. I like that Randy says he “grew up 50 feet and a million miles away from firebrand televangelist Oral Roberts”. He’s out and on a mission of … Continue reading

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An Evening with Kevin Maguire and David Wright MP

Info from Telford Labour Party: Friday 5th October – 7.30pm Elephant & Castle, Dawley High Street http://www.elephantdawley.net Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror, Tory baiter and all round good guy¬†in a ‘no-holds-barred’ conversation with David Wright MP over … Continue reading

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Good Friday #tweetup.

Chatting last night after the Lightmoor Village Residents Association meeting and we informally planned a tweetup for 7pm on 6th April at the Foresters Arms in Horsehay. No agenda. People may like to bring a board game or a pack … Continue reading

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T&W Council re Broken Block Paving.

After waiting several months for the broken block paving at Wellington Station to get fixed and putting in an FOI request earlier in the month to find out about the process of what went wrong with the report being picked … Continue reading

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One week to go… (or Wellington Station Car Park Neglect)

I know some of you are waiting for Chapter Two of my as yet unnamed story for young adults and I promise it’s on the way. I’m playing my own waiting game at the moment. On the 26th of October … Continue reading

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My comment on the Shrop Star story

Just in case it doesn’t turn up on the website… Denis Allen has started a petition to cut the top pay at Telford Council. Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/10/17/petition-seeks-to-cut-top-pay-at-telford-council/#ixzz1b7Y0yzog

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Councillor Whitehouse

This morning Telford and Wrekin announced the statement of persons nominated in the parish elections. There’s a number of exciting races with multiple candidates and others where, sadly, no one is standing at all. In Lightmoor (which is in The … Continue reading

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Telford and Wrekin Social Media Surgery

Last night I got back into the Social Media Surgery Swing by helping out at the Telford Social Media Surgery. (Info here: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries/telford-wrekin) Social media surgery is an event where people who want to learn more about using the web … Continue reading

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Ben Whitehouse on “Living in Lightmoor”

I totally forgot that I did this little piece to camera for BVT with the lovely Helen Waldram at a Social Media Surgery in Birmingham in 2009. Take two minutes to listen to me warble about how awesome living in … Continue reading

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