Online abuse and Cyberbullying

Over the past week or so I have been accused of being the “local Freemasons’ dogs-body” and “subservient to other councillors” and it has been suggested I should stop posting on social media. More generally, local councillors have been referred to as “rogue individuals”, “like a cancer”, “corrupt crooks who are abusing the public”, and … Continue reading Online abuse and Cyberbullying

Planning and local development

Every now and again, we see the same misleading commentary on local social media regarding planning decisions, development and infrastructure around Leighton Buzzard and Linslade. Few, if any, local Councillors would support the level of development we have seen and continue to see if there was a choice. If there was anything that could be … Continue reading Planning and local development

What does ‘the council’ actually do?

So, just what does ‘the council’ do? When you ask someone what ‘the council’ does, you will get a variety of answers, but with some common threads. Firstly, you will get those who don’t think ‘the council’ does very much. Each month they pay a not inconsiderable amount of Council Tax, and yet feel they … Continue reading What does ‘the council’ actually do?

This week on social media …

There have been two hot topics on local social media sites this week. Firstly, there have been accusations flying around that I – together with my colleagues representing LB South ward on CBC – have been trying to block Councillors from other Leighton Buzzard and Linslade wards from ‘calling in’ planning applications for scrutiny by … Continue reading This week on social media …