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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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Advertiser Letters

Posted by davidburbage on July 19, 2007

A predictable rich crop following the front page last week on the smoking story.

The problem appears to be that, specifically at the Greyhound pub on Queen St that patrons will stand outside, smoking, pint on window cill, their smoke then goes directly in to the tables which are by the window making the ‘no smoking’ rule a bit silly.

The problem is how to fix it. The Advertiser story wasn’t exactly clear about the problem that had occurred but I’ve seen people doing exactly what the problem is. I would not want to sit right next to someone who is smoking if I did not like the smell – and would not want my choice of table restricted by their habit!

It’s very easy to jump to the conclusion of overzealous officials ‘just doing their job’ – very easy indeed. How do you explain to a customer exactly why they are still getting smoke in their face, in the pub, when the rules just changed to prevent exactly that?

anyhoo, to the others

Mast Art –  yes, I’d like to know exactly where this nonsense comes from!

N&A Supplied (Hines Meadow) – wants traffic wardens.

Andy Heape – doesn’t

J Stanton – we asked BT to take out the full page ad to explain the roadworks, which they have done on page 25. Good stuff. I can’t remember communication as straightforward as that in recent times. I believe that BT and Southern Electric are actually fixing stuff in the works at the moment because they have a deal. Apparently the ditch is a real mess of cables “a hell of a job” and someone has promised me a snapshot which I am waiting for.

Libdem candidate – he omits to mention the 1% annual property tax that they actually consider satisfactory here

“3.2.3 There are satisfactory models elsewhere, notably Denmark where a national 1% property tax (with an allowance for low value property) has operated for 80 years.”


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