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  1. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    This one is titled "What we achieved" Had to load this files as a PDF - I'm sure Gary knows easier way he's a wizard Presentation1.pdf
  2. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    Managed to get the slide up via powerpoint and saved as a jpeg
  3. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    Gary's tweets so much it was hard to track down the tweet but I did - it mentions bidding for 2025 but Luton has already left the starting blocks - probably egged on by their own Paula Radcliffe I remember going from the Bedford track upstairs to the lounge area and there was a massive picture of Paula looking down at me from the stair wall - very inspiring. Luton £200k on bidding for City status as guess what they are a large town - so lots to compare and contrast with Warrington. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-39106516 It looks like Gary's slide with the words is too big to upload onto this site - who said @That's because there are tooooo many words?" Unfortunately I didn't make it because I was on Grand Papa duties - Our young charge didn't go to sleep until 8.30pm plus I'm in 'her in doors bad books' for the time being and was grounded there have been too many incidents of late like 'Dog's dinnergate', 'shopping-gate' and several other 'gates'.... but we'll leave it at that
  4. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    I never understand that stance just gets people's backs up from the start and then it's downhill from there on.... I'm sure that Gary will be reporting on tonight's talk and Q&A
  5. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    I'm probably more in the dark than you - I know nothing after all I was deselected 2 years ago. I have been out of the political loop since then and focused on my trustee interests which is a totally different sort of battle with a whole series of unnerving issues and challenges. I'm sure that you will have some question for him tonight
  6. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    OK I've just been given a link to the document obtained under the FOI - I've no idea why it's been such a secret for so long. Anyone going to listen to Dan tonight? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eVs5fTH3J2iypmZzBQjE9YSpItsWkWUH/view
  7. Geoffrey Settle

    Failed City of Culture bid

    I haven't been on here for a while so I haven't been following the thread. However having just got back from a Gala Dinner for Coventry Business School and seen how Coventry has changed since I studied there we were out of our depth. At the time my dissertation was on the Social and Economic aspects of the City and it was a bit down in the dumps but since then it has got back on it's feet appears much stronger place and as precursor to and for the bid have focused on celebrating cultural aspects. One of which was a £12million refurbishment of the Belgrade Theatre built with a generous donation from the then Yugoslavia following the Coventry Blitz of November 1940 when the city was all but flattened. Having said that they still retained and maintained some very iconic buildings. The new Cathedral was built at a similar time and next to the shell of the old one facing the University campus that has had such an impact of the City Centre taken over a major part of the ring road stamping its own culture on the city. Culture doesn't just happen over night it evolves over time it can't be rushed, it can't be bought - you only have to look at the reasons why Liverpool was so dominant in 2008 as European Capital of Culture - one of the architects of their bid was Phil Redmund - steeped in Culture just as it was steeped in Liverpool's history - celebrating the Maritime, Rock and Role, Faith, struggle of the people, slave trade, shipping prowess, football, scouse humour, trade capital of the world, everyman threatre, Royal Theatre, Grand National - tough act to follow. Warrington is a proud and a success Town appearing in City League tables because of its population size. It is punching above it's weight and should be ambitious but maybe it should focus on developing it's vision and tackle the pressing issues whilst understanding and supporting it's cultural offering. I suppose also that Warrington's culture may over recent years been influenced by the influx of Scousers and Mancs who have brought their own aspects of culture which may have got the Town's mental map a bit confused especially as history has been gradually stripped away since the days of the New Town and subsequent doubling of the population to now over 200,000. Do we really understand the Warrington roots and when I say we I not only mean us incomers who have decided to make their homes in Warrington but also the officers of the council who go home at night to other parts and therefore spend little or no time living in Warrington outside New Town House - just a thought
  8. Geoffrey Settle

    Red means Go for Western Link in the dark

    Thanks Dizzy - HCA do have some land next to the motorway where horses graze - I'm sure that it was land that Satnam were after when their previous application was rejected for the triangle of land for 150 properties - the HCA land would have helped if they had got it. I wonder what is going to happen to it now and whether it's part of the appeal to the inspector. I thought the first guy was ok - the one with the hat - the co-ordinator - may be being face to face with Gazza in the dark forecourt of the Town Hall put him off a little - perhaps you could be there to reassure and comfort interviewees next time?
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    Red means Go for Western Link in the dark

    Didn't we recently lose out with odds at 12/1 in the culture bid when the chiefs thought that it was a guarantee. On this occasion the odds have lengthened - I wonder what and where the opposition is?
  10. Geoffrey Settle

    Travel ?

    Maybe if I had relatives there yes I would.
  11. Geoffrey Settle

    Red means Go for Western Link in the dark

    Your intrepid reporter was out in the cold and dark conditions of the Town Hall grounds last night, what do you think or the result. Also what was the last man on the video talking about moving his 2 horses because of a letter he had received - was this because of a development and move to clear the land and if so where was this land - was it along the red route or did he say Houghton Green - is there an Oughton Green - he just bobbed in and bobbed out and I think caught Gary unawares http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2017/11/13/angry-residents-see-red-over-green-light-for-western-link/ Finally does anyone know the odds for Warrington against the other places in the race for government money?
  12. Geoffrey Settle

    Western Link 6 Routes to chose from or none, what's your colour?

    The REDS have it http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2017/09/14/transport-chiefs-name-preferred-route-for-western-link-road/
  13. Geoffrey Settle

    Dial-a-Ride, important service or not

    Well unfortunately my question at Full Council about Dial-a-Ride will not be answered on Monday as the Councillor will be away - a written response will be sent to me.
  14. Geoffrey Settle

    Dial-a-Ride, important service or not

    I'm sure that they will take donations in any colour of envelope, begging bowl or bank transaction. Shall I get the sort code for you?
  15. Geoffrey Settle

    Dial-a-Ride, important service or not

    The bus depot said that we could go there but couldn't do any work, I've forgotten what the charge was. Then they were going to move to the ASDA depot ..... We have asked for school lane bu been declined despite all the apparent space. We've looked various colleges and community places but no good either because of rental prices, security etc. Our manager kept turning them down. Dial-a-Ride used to be based at the Uni Chester campus but with the spilt up re-organisation that went bye bye. As for the dust - it's from the Cement manufacturer and the break up of what's in the skips - no idea what is going to happen the the new waste treatment centre.