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In the River Springs Development and surrounding areas there are no large cities that are with in a 5 mile radius in the State of Oklahoma or any community services.
There nearest towns are under the population of 500 and are not able to offer any services to our area.
July 26, 2006
Cheshire is the only county in England that does not have its own dedicated news page on the BBC.
Surfers seeking news from Chester, Nantwich, Wilmslow, Vale Royal, Macclesfield, Crewe, Congleton etc, are forced to search for local news on the news pages for Merseyside, Manchester and Staffordshire.
Even then, coverage is very sparse, compared to news reporting from the major towns in the adjoining regions. Cheshire is a very large county and deserves its own coverage as much as the other English counties. Local news for local people!
Complaining individually to the BBC produces one of the following responses:
- we don't know why there is there no Cheshire coverage, we'll look into it.
- please look on the news pages for adjacent counties.
- it's not viable.
Why is it not viable? We are licence payers - we deserve equality of coverage. The BBC's attitude is disgraceful at best.
The BBC website also does not provide coverage for Cheshire regarding non-news, such as its "What's On" pages - typing in your postcode directs you to the nearest major town in an adjacent county.
Furthermore, there is no BBC Cheshire radio station and searching the BBC website for information on Cheshire weather displays weather maps for Liverpool to Glasgow, North Wales or Staffordshire, none of which show any Cheshire towns.
For the latest updates on the campaign, we invite you to read the campaign blog at http://newsforcheshire.blogspot.com/
June 20, 2006
In common with towns across the UK the Town of Lymington is suffering from a rash of overdevelopment.
In the name of supposedly "Saving the Green Belt" developers are being encouraged by the UK Government to build at ever higher densities in the centre of towns.
This process has now gathered enormous momentum and the town now has numerous building sites as developers knock down good family houses to build block of retirement flats and second homes.
Unless the local council the New Forest District Council starts standing up to the developers and starts saying NO then the town as we know it will be lost for ever.
June 8, 2006
We, the undersigned, agree that the lack of childcare in the Dewey/Humboldt Arizona community is of great concern.
Families desiring to utilize childcare services must drive 25+ minutes to towns outside the community. In recognizing uprising gas prices, this places an unwelcome burden on many single parent families. Due to lack of commercial properties available, currently there are no options for placing a childcare facility in the Dewey/Humboldt town.
LadyBug Child Care Center would like to rezone 1851 E Prescott Dells Road, to a Residential Service Zone, which would allow for a small child care center to be placed in a residential home. This home is positioned in an area with little housing and many vacant lots. Only two surrounding homes are inhabited. The Zoning Commission has the ability to remove this critical burden by simply rezoning this property.
Not only would this offer childcare to the town of Dewey/Humboldt, but also the towns of Mayer and Cherry, which currently lack in childcare services as well. Please help us lift this burden to so many families.
Though this sounds like a relatively small request to support, many families are affected by this small petition. Your signatures and support are greatly appreciated.
Sugdenism did not die when the character finally left Coronation Street and you don't necessarily have to be old to be a Sugden. Their presence is felt anywhere and everywhere as meddlesome self-righteous intrusion into our daily lives:
They are the occasional busybody on public transport who rally for passengers support against a misguided albeit inoffensive youth who has their feet up on the seats.
The ones who wish to return to the draconian days of discipline and corporal punishment, constantly criticising the unsung good deeds our liberals who fought tooth and claw to end them. (Back to Basics circa '94)
The condemners of modern men who refuse to patronise women by giving up their seats in public places.
The ones who want to bring back national service (and the birch) to younger generations because they "all have it too easy."
The constant extollers of "respect" "discipline" and "manners" not always practicing them of course but believing such virtues no longer exist.
Sugdenism has been around a lot longer people think and before Corrie's character had been invented. It is the unnoticed doctrine of small-minded sanctimonious bigotry mainly in small towns or suburban areas across the land and will sadly always be with us. It cannot be eliminated so the best we can do is to defy it at the day-to-day public level it manifests!