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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Posted by davidburbage on April 20, 2007

Can you tell there’s an election coming? I’m sure there is. A warm welcome to Cllr Pratt if he does read my blog!


Dave Nicholson : writes to say that my comment about “temperamental” machines is a “revelation”. Nothing more than the truth, unfortunately. They have remained just so during the last four years of Libdem administration, to be sure. He also remarks how they speak multiple languages. I too have noticed this on occasion. Very curious. I won’t comment on the more abusive bit at the end.

Express & Observer

Richard Pratt : Councillor, read the following : Registration number, time. Equipment needed : watch, pencil, notebook. Existing wardens, better enforcement. Get with the programme! Not free-for-all. No all-day parking. Ten pence does not pay for a regulated High Street. So many errors, could do better!


Antony Wood : “Proved too expensive” sums it up. His ‘nine’ from his own letter last week has now turned into ‘eight’ in just 7 days. Remarkable. He doesn’t comment on Maidenhead, where the most used car parks are still charged for in the evening by the Council in direct contravention of their promise last time round. “You can trust us” he says.


Denis Smith : He has it exactly right. The Borough knew in March 2006 that the police were withdrawing traffic wardens but the Council didn’t take a decision at Cabinet to change this until early in 2007 some ten months later. Why did it take so long? Who knows?!

We are planning to review the yellow lines to free up additional on-street spaces, and also seek additional offstreet parking to replace the 107 lost spaces from the recent development at King Edward VII Court.

You can read some of the other broken Libdem promises here .

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