Wednesday, 30 June 2010

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Where have all the members gone?
long time passing,
Where have all the members gone?
long time ago,
Where have all the members gone?
gone to open forums every one,
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

24 comments:

  1. Weggis, is this a cryptic way to congratulate the redimanager if the true official wish was to make us SHUT UP?
    annesevant

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  2. Wow! I postulated somewhere in the not so dim and distant past that Redimanager looked set to scoop the pool for all recent posts. Then we had the pre-election shut-down and, frankly, I completely lost interest as, I suspect, did most people who'd previously clung on. ...

    ... perhaps it should be renamed the Redimanager Forum ...?

    P.S.: Is Weggis the only one left, apart from Redimanager, who still bothers to read it ...?

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  3. "read it"? I merely pop in from time to time for the occasional chuckle.

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  4. According to The Leader (Cllr. Prince) in this week's Recorder, we are in for "a tsunami" of cuts due to Government-imposed budget constraints.

    Redbridge Life was flagged up as an expensive waste (by Labour Councillors evidently) and will probably not be missed.

    In view of the zero interest in the Red i fora (not forums, thank you!), this should be a clear candidiate for the chop.

    Does anyone out there have any insight into neighbouring boroughs that have a Red i equivalent, how they deal with members of the public (imagine a 1 kilometer restriction in rural Essex!) and what response levels they get?

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  5. I am the new Cabinet member responsible for this and am discussing with officers how we can open up the forums on the site, currently

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  6. Well impressed and fingers crossed!
    annesevant

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  7. Damn you, Simple Simon.
    We were just on the point of Redimanager having a page all to herself, which I was going to replace the one above with, when you turn up, post a comment and spoil it! Bah!

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  8. And Scrutiny too, so stop moaning at Simple Simon who was making excellent points.
    Now, was somebody in power going to respond to those points, it would be so good.
    Probability? Infinitesimal.
    annesevant

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  9. The Deputy Leader of The Council has said that he will look at a number of issues with Red i and he should pro tem be given the opportunity to do so.

    When we see the new proposals (if any ) then we can criticise.

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  10. Hello, NeighbourhoodWatcher!
    There is implied criticism in your post!:
    (if any)
    That said, I am impressed that in readiness for the no dog fouling in parks to be enforced as from the day of the Bastille, the large area of long grass in Claybury Park has been shaved down. Be careful little dogs: no poohing in the long grass anymore so that your responsible owner cannot locate the offending heap!
    annesevant

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  11. I like your style, Anne, finding a way of sidling dog poo into the discussion. Not a metaphor is it?

    I was making the point that until any changes are proposed to Red i it may be superfluous to critcise what may be about to change.

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  12. Metaphors! Now, one will have to be careful about every single little word!
    Regarding the recently cut grass in Claybury's Park, because of the drought, the cut-grassed area is a now a tinder box. Bar torrential rain immediately a careless match could provide a grass fire and this so close to the precious wood.
    It happened years ago when it was still Claybury's hospital and the fire brigade saved the trees and undergrowth bar a few casualty.
    Uncontrolled grass fires in drought conditions are not a joke and letting cut grass dry 'in situ' is taking a massive chance.
    annesevant

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  13. NHW,
    Having spoken with Ian on the subject yesterday I think your "about to" may be a tad optimistic.

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  14. "About to" is an expression used just after an election in order to defer a decision until some time after the next one.....or the one after that, or.....

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  15. Reading back a bit, weggis said 'about to' was a tad optimistic.
    Now, the definition of 'about to' offered by Morris, would be an excellent definition of infinity (of time).
    Confused? I am!
    annesevant

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  16. Yes, Anne - but keep taking the tablets. (Moses did).

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  17. I was, perhaps, not being so much a tad optimistic, Weggis, as a tad ironic.

    But it's good to have Morris back - having a semantics debate with Anne.

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  18. It's what is so good about this blog that we know that we can tease since our intention is not to offend and we expect the others to know that.
    I am still laughing at the comments thrown at me by Morris on the original redi website. The redimanager could not always read through them and was getting frazzled for no reason whatsoever.
    Ah, the power of words!
    annesevant

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  19. Redimanager needs to understand the words of the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter - words that you, Anne, will fully understand:

    "Honi soit qui mal y pense".

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  20. Redimanager seems to have taken up the challenge.
    Simple Simon's intervention is already more than half way down the page.
    Go Girl, Go!

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  21. I am being good! In response to one of the posts about nappies, I wanted to air the increasing problem of 'disposed-of' disposable nappies we have at the allotment. We think that the problem is due to young foxes using them as toys and extracting them from black bags rather than careless disposal by careless young parents using the site for a picnic.
    I am thankful for my litter picker but I am more than fed-up that a lot of people, although they notice, think that it is somebody else 's role to clear these unwanted items.
    But I refrained, because I know weggis is waiting patiently for a clear run by the redi manager!
    annesevant

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  22. "......waiting for a clear run by the redi manager"? That should bring a whole new meaning to the concept of eternity!

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  23. Coincidence? A clear run for the redimanager could be easier because the distance has been restricted and, talking restriction,... they are providing hurdles to prevent Morris from entering the race.
    Anyway,... I am dying to comment on the fact that the council have finally acknowledged publicly that it is easier for us to report untidy front gardens than for them to do something about it. Lots of people will be mortified by this because they would have thought that complaining about messy gardens would work. Not that easy because your idea of a tidy front garden might differ from our neighbours'. Health and Safety might engineer a move by the council but then they need to find who is responsible for clearing and then make them clear. This is even more farcical than the lottery system used to decide on the rates of your property!
    Who would want to work for us, as the council does?
    annesevant

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