Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Just a quick post to wish everybody who takes time out to come and read my blog a very happy New Year!

I'm continually amazed that people remain interested enough in what I'm writing about to come back month after month. For an ultra-local blog, principally about the goings-on in two small villages, the amount of people who log on to read my posts is always surprising.

The original purpose of the blog was to explain what I am doing as a local parish councillor, what Shilton Parish Council is up to, and to highlight wider political issues that might be of local interest. For the year ahead, I promise to try and get back to my target of at least one post a week (even if it does mean me spreading my choice of topics a little wider than just Shilton and Barnacle) in the continued pursuit of those original aims.

And a final word concerning everyone who's taken time to post a comment on the blog. I wish I had lots more comments from you all so that we could have some really interesting discussions, but special thanks to the handful of people who have taken the time to tell me, and everyone else, what they're thinking. In the spirit of open debate, I'm happy to confirm that every single comment submitted to me has been published unedited, and long will it remain so.

Here's to 2011!


  1. We come back because you write a good blog and it is interesting to see what our Parish Councillors are getting up to!

    In the interests of discussion would you care to comment on my last post re: Cllr. Watts and her reluctance to turn up for Full Council meetings at the Town Hall?

    Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks for your kind words!

    I've posted my response to your comments about Councillor Watts under the 4 December entry.