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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 May 11, 2007

The press covered the election result in a fairly hyped way today.

Firstly, the rubbish issue. It is pretty feeble to complain that we didn’t phrase our literature according to Libdem preferences. If they had a message to give on the weekly rubbish collection then they were perfectly capable of doing so (or maybe they weren’t…) – I am reminded of Labour’s 1997 screaming headline  “24 Hours To Save The NHS” when neither the Tories nor the Libdems had plans to abolish it! It only goes to show that there isn’t much new in political campaigning.

The other issue is that we’re being kicked for not attending the hastily arranged Fire Authority meeting in Cookham. This is silly. As I said to the press, they already know the Council’s position on this – and asking Councillors to come along to tell them again, in person at a meeting which took no decisions, on the night when all political Groups have their long-arranged Annual Meetings was daft. Independent Groups may not have such meetings but I believe there were no Slough Labour Councillors or Maidenhead Libdems in attendance either whereas we did show our faces. 

I have this problem firmly in my sights. One thing that isn’t clear is who constitutes the Fire Authority because of the elections; holding another consultative meeting before the Authority members are appointed tends to void the whole thing in any case.


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