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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 June 1, 2007

Colin Chamberlain – Advertiser – he continues the end-of-election spat on weekly waste collection, rightly setting Mrs Brar on the track of examining their own campaign messages.

Derek Done – Advertiser – Lovely letter. I think I am learning something here!

Paul Etherington – Advertiser – similar to Colin Chamberlain’s, but also points out extra things we may want to do.

M A Lewington – Advertiser – one of my local residents, who doesn’t like the Waterways plans. I’m not sure he’s with the majority.

Diana Coad – Observer – on grammar schools. Diana lays out the party line. The Sunday Telegraph rang me up about this too seeking my views on this. Always seeking to be helpful, I told them ‘no comment’.

Firefighter – Express – clearly articulates the high level of interest in this subject. I was amused by the criticism of the ‘name and address supplied’ in the letter only to see at the end ‘name and address supplied’. I guess this is for legitimate employment reasons but it is still pretty ironic. I’m in contact with colleagues across Berkshire as the new Fire Authority is formed to see what the recent consultation has produced and what our options are – we still remain committed to support the current service levels.


2 Responses to “Letters”

  1. Lt Col MacKenzie said

    How typical. Conservatives campaign against their Fire Authority’s plans to shut Fire Station – typical tories change their stories according to the audience.

  2. davidburbage said

    The difficulty here is it isn’t the politics of left and right deciding, it’s the politics of east, central and west Berkshire. The Libdems and Conservatives from East Berkshire (Slough & RBWM) are pretty united in seeking to retain the full service at Windsor, whereas the Libdems and Conservatives from further afield have differing priorities (typically interested in improving fire facilities for their towns).

    The villain here is actually the Government, who won’t allow the Fire Authority to raise the relatively small extra amount of money it needs to please everyone, because of capping.

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