Posts Tagged ‘Local Politics’

Lime trees not limelight

Posted on July 21st, 2013 by Luther Blissett

The fight to save the Edgar Street trees continued this week with a demonstration of local residents and activists. Those who attended made their feeling known with music, song and the redecoration of the trees. It was a good turn out for the first demo, but almost inevitably it was hijacked by politicians. In the […]

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Hereford city cycle network to be expanded

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

There has been mixed reaction to the news this month that Herefordshire Council plans to postpone the Broad Street development in favour of upgrading the city’s cycle network. The Council is claiming it’s listened to the concerns of the public after holding community consultations! This would be first. Herefordshire Tory Party, as we well know, […]

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In Praise of Anarchy

Posted on October 5th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

This article, written by Dmtry Orlov, has been posted on the Post Carbon Insitutes infomation website Does this mean that the environmental movement is coming round to the ideas of Anarchism? Once upon a time there lived a prince. Not a fairytale prince, but a real one, his bloodline extending back to the founder […]

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Villagers to run their own school

Posted on June 6th, 2011 by RebelBull

Long before posh toff David Cameron was going on about his ‘big society’, anarchists were making the argument that you don’t need the government and state to run society, ordinary people can do it for themselves. And so it is that, after a long battle with Herefordshire Council, Dilwyn residents have decided to run their village […]

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A Question of Democracy – A Critical Look At It’s Our County

Posted on May 29th, 2011 by RebelBull

We anarchists are often ridiculed and criticised for our attitude towards voting and to representative democracy as a whole. We view the system of having individuals representing us in council or government as giving up our freedom. We all know that these people do whatever they want once elected and rarely keep the promises they […]

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Herefordshire Schools Under Threat Again!

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by RebelBull

A financial package going for final approval in March may seal the fate of a number of Herefordshire’s small schools. The package shows that funding allocations that help to keep small schools and nurseries open could be heavily slashed as the schools budget could be cut by over £1.5 million. The schools budget loses some […]

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Whoever you vote for, It’s Still THEIR County

Posted on October 19th, 2010 by RebelBull

Central ward councillor Mark Hubbard launched his new political party this September to a packed out Shire Hall of almost 200 people. It’s Our County claims to be “a new kind of political party dedicated to returning democracy to Herefordshire and to finding local solutions to local problems”. They are now campaigning ahead of next […]

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Herefordshire’s own Houdini – ESG becomes Hereford Futures

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by RebelBull

To walk away from the smouldering car wreck that was ESG Ltd without a scratch, then calmly settle behind the wheel of an even larger ‘development vehicle’, the supercharged Hereford Failures shows recklessness even Top Gear’s Richard Hammond would admire. Yet that is just what ESG’s former chief executive, Jonathan Bretherton, has done, becoming CEO […]

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What’s that eggy smell? Urgh, it’s the BNP

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by RebelBull

Hereford BNP members were shown the contempt they deserve as they arrived at the election count on 6th May. Fascist candidate John Oliver, and local leader Chris Gower, were among the BNP members to be pelted with eggs, glitter bombs and an endless barrage of abuse as they tried to make their way into the […]

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The battle for a community centre

Posted on April 12th, 2010 by RebelBull

A community group are without a meeting space after their local pub closed down. The North Tupsley Action Group used the White House pub on Whittern Way as a base for their youth club, activities for older people and meetings. Now they are forced to use a resident’s garage because no other suitable space is provided […]

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