The Cut: 17.04.2016 The week reviewed and updated


Sunday 17th April 2016

After a busy beginning to April all went quiet and then, wouldn’t you know, there’s a burst of activity towards the end of the week.

Several freedom of information requests madwblog had made came to a conclusion. Unsatisfied with the outcome, further requests have been made. A complaint made to the Monitoring Officer at Walsall Council, Anthony Cox, is currently under investigation and progressing.

The Silver Thread Tapestry Project is making progress as the highly skilled sewers and embroiderers show off their design ideas.

Friday 15th April, saw the beginning of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on Northfields Way giving notice of the intention to close the road. Driving into the estate today, I saw the notice on the lamp-post. There are now 3 weeks in which objections can be raised through the appropriate channels.

A chance encounter on-line lead to the discovery of a book titled ‘I’m sorry, that’s not my department…’ by Rob Tape, written as in insight into the workings of local government by an employee of Croydon Town Council. I am looking forward to receiving my copy tomorrow.

On The Spot… this week met Cllr Steve Wade. Who he is and why he so passionate about helping the people of Brownhills and Clayhanger.

Coming up…

Madwblog is meeting Millie, Clayhanger’s very own seamstress this week. Millie already has a growing following and her work has a reputation for being superb. I am very much looking forward to meeting her and sharing the secrets of her workshop with you.

Elected Councillors are duty bound to follow a Code of Conduct. Madwblog will be revealing more about this and why we should be interested in this Code.

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