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martyn142



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

eddie jones wrote:
good news things are moving along http://m.southwalesargus.co.uk/ne...tillery_link____Blaenau_Gwent_AM/

Yes they are.

For Ebbw Vale that is. Not for us though unfortunately, or at least I should say not with our AM's help. He's made it clear we are second class citizens.

Interesting too that he says

"Without electrificationand the loop there could be no future development."

Now I don't recall Labour mentioning that electrification was a prerequisite for the station at Abertillery. So either they made a major omission at that time and could never have got the extension to Abertillery functioning, or this is just an obstacle our AM has come up with to justify not pressing for what was promised to us.

Epic fail. Must do better Sue.  Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: rail Reply with quote

It just goes to show labour are not interested ,only in the allowances they get.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in comes Aberystwyth Al to try to save the day and deflect the flak that's coming from the direction of Abertillery.

Someone ask him if the original plan was Abertillery - Cardiff or not.
Let's see how much he really knows.

Also, make a note of his comments, copy the news article and then hit Nicholas Smith (he's a toff, don't let his 'call me Nick' approach fool you) when he's down here asking for everyone's vote next May.

Ask him if he agrees with Aberystwyth Al.

And to think the Leader of the Council is an Aberbeeg lad.

Oh - and the Executive Member for Regeneration (whose portfolio this comes under) is from Abertillery (and Clerk to the Town Council, who I presume want it as well).
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:08 am    Post subject: Re: rail Reply with quote

pimlico wrote:
It just goes to show labour are not interested ,only in the allowances they get.


AND ROCKE WASNT?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:09 am    Post subject: Re: rail Reply with quote

pimlico wrote:
It just goes to show labour are not interested ,only in the allowances they get.


AND ROCKE WASNT?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: rail Reply with quote

eddie jones wrote:
pimlico wrote:
It just goes to show labour are not interested ,only in the allowances they get.


AND ROCKE WASNT?

Implicit acceptance there of Labour's trough-feeding tendencies. The first stage on the path to recovery. Well done.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: rail Reply with quote

eddie jones wrote:
pimlico wrote:
It just goes to show labour are not interested ,only in the allowances they get.


AND ROCKE WASNT?


I was very interested in the allowances that Labour councillors in particular got, especially in view of the very small amount of meetings they attended for getting them.

Anyone want some stats?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh go on then:

2009-10, the first full year after the Electors Revolt that saw Independents take control of the council:

Cllr Hedley McCarthy, Leader of the Opposition Group (and hence of course a very busy man, although being unemployed otherwise) - membership of 3 committees, 28 out of a possible 37 attendances (76%), at an average cost of £761.91 per meeting.

Yours truly (a full-time working man then, based outside the Borough) - membership of 6 committees and 50 out of 69 (72%) attendances, average cost £378.27/meeting.

The average attendance rate for Labour councillors was 52.31% at a cost of £563.69/meeting.

The average attendance rate for the Independent Group councillors was 70.18% at a cost of £442.98/meeting.

No wonder we had a larger than average Council Tax increase last year.
The cost of Councillors Allowances etc. has probably gone up by an even greater percentage.

Next please !  Laughing

PS, typo edited out.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

six committees 72% attendance and what did u do? Big fat zilch. Its quality that counts not quantity. The only thing you did was annoy your own independent group.  they tell me " a loose cannon".
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: A Rail Link to Abertillery Reply with quote

So enlighten us, what's your mans contribution to a railway station in Abertillery ?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: A Rail Link to Abertillery Reply with quote

stoob wrote:
So enlighten us, what's your mans contribution to a railway station in Abertillery ?

Hedley's response to the station petition was to infer that Ebbw Vale's need was greater by using misleading language. To paraphrase - I'll dig out the actual wording if Eddie the Sheep wants - he said that Ebbw Vale currently has no station although there is one in Waunllwyd, and that there is not one in Abertillery town itself but there is one in the southern-most ward of Abertillery.

Of course the distance from Llanhilleth to Abertillery is much further than Waunllwyd to Ebbw Vale. A quite shameful attempt to mislead anyone who doesn't know the areas concerned.  Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eddie jones wrote:
six committees 72% attendance and what did u do? Big fat zilch. Its quality that counts not quantity. The only thing you did was annoy your own independent group.  they tell me " a loose cannon".


Quality - McCarthy's 'quaility' was such that his own Group (of which he was purportedly the Leader) managed him during the big debates.

Basically never let him speak.

'Heart Attackgate' - the able Steve Thomas (allegedly Deputy Leader of the Labour Group) took the lead.

Budget debates - er.... the able Steve Thomas (allegedly Deputy Leader of the Labour Group) took the lead.

Some call him - stupidly in my view - 'headless'.
I regard him as brainless. You see, he clearly has a head, but no-one can contend - without a post mortem - that I'm wrong to say he hasn't got a brain.

But I appreciate the derision with which those who say 'headless' regard him, and hence in reality those people aren't that stupid.

Oh, and by the way - in that period brainless had use of the Civic Car(s) no less than 98 times.
Yours truly needed it just 7, despite attending more than twice the number of meetings.

Perhaps Cllr McCarthy should have learned to drive.

Or perhaps we should pity someone not blessed with the ability to ?
Mmmm - can't drive a car but thinks they have the ability to er... run a Council.

Do you drive Eddies ?   Laughing

Ps typos edited out.
I can't be that out of it at this early stage of the night.   Laughing  Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: King of Reply with quote

Rocke why was it said Cllr Rocke King of the Petrol Pumps
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: King of Reply with quote

Eddie legge wrote:
Rocke why was it said Cllr Rocke King of the Petrol Pumps


Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/12948822.Plans_for_new_Abertillery_railway_station_move_a_step_closer/

All down to the hard work of local people, Labour can take no credit in this well done Antony Partridge and all those involved.


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