Owen Temple & Margaret Nealis

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New light on the issue?

by Owen Temple on March 26, 2015

In the ongoing discussions with the county council over the removal of lighting between Consett and The Grove, Councillors Hicks, Watson and I met this morning with the independent road safety auditor and a Highways officer to go over the original risk assessment. We were able to bring to the table a couple of bits […]

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Readers of this blog may remember my interest on meeting solar powered “Big Belly” bins in Lib Dem controlled Bath two and a half years ago. I blogged about it then. Now five are coming to Consett so let’s hope they prove successful in helping to control the litter problem in our “windy city”. The trial […]

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Still in the Dark

by Owen Temple on March 11, 2015

Concillors Derek Hicks, Alex Watson and I have now had a series of meetings about the black hole that has been created on the A692 between Consett and the Grove. We’ve met with the Director of Neighbourhood Services, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the portfolio holder (aka County Council Cabinet member responsible) and can […]

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Below is the text of a message I have sent to Mr Osborne, following a newspaper report that he is to “sit down” with the political establishment in Durham to talk through the Durham County Plan which was deeply criticised by an independent examiner. What Consett doesn’t need is Simon Henig and Sir John Hall bending […]

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by Owen Temple on February 25, 2015

Only 204 days to go

by Owen Temple on February 21, 2015

Politicos know I can’t be talking about the General Election which is just 75 days away. So do I really have another life? This morning I went for my first run of the year, a year in which I have promised myself that I will do the Great North Run again. I have plans in […]

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The County Plan that isn’t a County Plan

by Owen Temple on February 19, 2015

Lib Dems in Consett said it, and now the government appointed inspector says it about the County Durham Plan, the Labour run County Council’s flagship policy. It’s not a plan for County Durham, it’s a plan obsessed with Durham City. The inspector couldn’t be clearer. the County Durham Plan must examine a different spatial strategy alongside a […]

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Tory candidate should come clean on where she lives

by Owen Temple on February 17, 2015

I received a copy of the Conservatives pre-election leaflet claiming to introduce your “local candidate” for the North West Durham Constituency. “Charlotte ….. of Shotley Bridge” it claims. Coyly it mentions that she is a councillor in a unitary authority. It doesn’t say which one. In fact it’s Wokingham in Berkshire, 285 miles from Willington […]

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Funding information drop-in at Glenroyd House Consett

by Owen Temple on February 11, 2015

Funding of up to £5,000 may be available for Voluntary and Community Groups in the area. If you would like to talk to CDCF about funding available both for groups and individuals, and the application process involved, there will be a drop-in funding session at GLENROYD HOUSE, CONSETT on THURSDAY 12th MARCH 2015  between 10:00am – 2.00pm. For more information e-mail jackie@cdcf.org.uk […]

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