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7:01pm Sat 16 Jun 12

rantone says...

Chris, the good thing is we all have a choice at elections, unlike some of the places you have visited in your career.
Those that built Stonehenge had a choice also, and went for the southern area! The army taking control of the Salisbury Plain probably has curtailed some development. Even perhaps a new town to link us with the 'north'.
As for the age of councillors, well Richard Clewer I place as young, and with a young family and no doubt a mortgage. He may find the allowances in being a Unitary Councillor helpful to the family budget, but this comes at a price. Just hope he does not leave the children behind in the pub if he ever visits one!
The hotel comment is sound, and if the plan is to open up the river walks in the Maltings, then a budget type hotel complex with perhaps a covered - in 'market' space with one or two GOOD SIZE shops and open spaces to link the city could work. Is the GPO in Castle Street to be a hotel? The sure thing is that there will be a mix of views, AND someone, no sorry, AN elected body of councillors have to finalize the plans and give planning permission. Just hope they have first listened to some of the suggestions. Your election to the Trust is indeed welcome, and you play a worthy and active part. What do you think of W H Smith's taking over the shop and cafe at the Main Hospital entrance. The League of Friends deserve plaudits from all for the work carried out for patients and projects to enhance our excellent hospital. Hope Smith's do the same. Keep blogging.
Chris, the good thing is we all have a choice at elections, unlike some of the places you have visited in your career. Those that built Stonehenge had a choice also, and went for the southern area! The army taking control of the Salisbury Plain probably has curtailed some development. Even perhaps a new town to link us with the 'north'. As for the age of councillors, well Richard Clewer I place as young, and with a young family and no doubt a mortgage. He may find the allowances in being a Unitary Councillor helpful to the family budget, but this comes at a price. Just hope he does not leave the children behind in the pub if he ever visits one! The hotel comment is sound, and if the plan is to open up the river walks in the Maltings, then a budget type hotel complex with perhaps a covered - in 'market' space with one or two GOOD SIZE shops and open spaces to link the city could work. Is the GPO in Castle Street to be a hotel? The sure thing is that there will be a mix of views, AND someone, no sorry, AN elected body of councillors have to finalize the plans and give planning permission. Just hope they have first listened to some of the suggestions. Your election to the Trust is indeed welcome, and you play a worthy and active part. What do you think of W H Smith's taking over the shop and cafe at the Main Hospital entrance. The League of Friends deserve plaudits from all for the work carried out for patients and projects to enhance our excellent hospital. Hope Smith's do the same. Keep blogging. rantone
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