Tag Archives: Derby

Could social housing be as personal as private ownership?

Could chains in social housing – Council or Housing Association homes – help more tenants to have the home they’d like? People who’ve bought or sold houses know about ‘chains’.  Estate agents will advertise ‘no chain’ against a property they … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Policy thoughts, Social & Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’m just back from Radio Derby

Today’s question: Would it make any difference to walkers in the New Forest whether cyclists all had bells on their bicycles? This feels like a storm in a teacup to me but it is the reason why I was asked to go … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Derby City Council’s Cycling Champion

I was surprised and amazed tonight.  Derby City Council made me their cycling champion, and the position wasn’t even on the agenda! I don’t think of myself as a keen cyclist, it’s just that cycling is a really good way … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Political thoughts 1 – the NHS and schools

The NHS is a valuable service for us all, and an efficient provider of excellent health services.  The UK is rightly proud of this national institution.  I would hope no political party would seek to damage the NHS.  However, that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment