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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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Archive for May, 2012

In the running for Police and Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley

Posted by davidburbage on May 24, 2012

22nd May 2012
Cllr David Burbage announces his intention to stand for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in the Thames Valley

The new Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place on November 15th 2012 and Cllr David Burbage, Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council (RBWM) is today announcing that he has put his name forward as a potential Conservative candidate for the role.
Cllr Burbage said “I am pleased to confirm that I have put my name forward for consideration for the post of Thames Valley Police Crime and Commissioner. This is a role I have both the experience and enthusiasm to deliver, and hope that I can succeed in securing a nomination from the Party to offer my services to Thames Valley residents in November”.
He continued “I’ve been a supporter of better democratic oversight of policing for some time, and although doing a worthy job, current police authority arrangements are invisible and unaccountable to the general public.”
As well as being RBWM Leader since 2007, Cllr Burbage served on the Thames Valley Police Authority in 2009/10, and is currently the Chairman of the South East Strategic Leaders, comprising County Council and Unitary Authority Leaders across the south east and nearby. He also currently chairs the Berkshire Leaders’ Group, a coordinating committee of Berkshire Unitary Authorities.
Cllr Burbage concluded “I’m also honoured to have been asked by colleagues at Conservative Central HQ to speak on behalf of potential candidates at the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) Conference in Manchester this week. I expect to be on a cross party Question Time style panel on Wednesday, where I can compare senior police officers’ understanding of the role under the new legislation and the ever-changing policing landscape. I would like to stress that I’ve not been selected at this stage, and still need to convince colleagues I am the right man for the job!”

See more at www.burbage4tvpcc.com …

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Cookie regulation nonsense – or “EU breaks internet”

Posted by davidburbage on May 22, 2012

 This is what you see on the ICO website.

Due to rather strange EU regulations, the public sector is implementing all sorts of publicly facing cookie agreements and disclaimers.

For some reason, it isn’t possible to reject the ICO’s kind offer to place a cookie on my computer.

The trouble is, if you don’t click the “accept” box – and merely continue, the box appears again.

This worse than a vote in a communist election – in that, you could only vote for one candidate. This, you can choose not to vote, but if you do, they insist you keep going back to vote until you actually do – and there’s only one choice.

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The Queen’s Walkabout In Windsor

Posted by davidburbage on May 1, 2012

 Pictured is the visitor’s book for the Guildhall – signed as you can see by both the Queen and Prince Philip. I was lucky enough to be introduced to the Queen as she entered the Guildhall chamber, and met members of the local community.

The Windsor Express covers the event fully here :


I’m on in the second half of this video.  . . . . . you might get used to the band’s music by the end of the film!

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