Pupils meet mayor on visit to Helston council: PICTURES

Pupils meet mayor on visit to Helston council: PICTURES

Pupils meet mayor on visit to Helston council: PICTURES

First published in News

Possible councillors of the future joined the mayor of Helston on Tuesday last week as part of a “youth engagement” event.

A total of 14 pupils from three Helston primary schools, Parc Eglos, St Michael’s and Nansloe Academy, along with their teachers, joined the mayor and mayoress Mike and Briege Thomas.

Other staff from Helston Town Council were also involved in the evening, which featured a number of activities to get |the chidren involved and engaged with |the council.

The years four, five and six children took part in a quiz and word search session and were treated to ice cream sundaes.

They were also involved in a debate on the topic “Helston town centre would benefit from the provision of play spaces similar to those in Redruth”.

The majority decision was that Helston would benefit from similar spaces, so that parents would know where their children were when they went out to play with friends.

The town council has agreed to take into account these ideas when discussing the topic of play spaces.

Mr Thomas said: “It was a very successful evening and great to keep up communications between the school and the council. It was also very encouraging to see the parents come and listen to their children take part in the debate.”

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9:29am Sun 6 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

I think the mayor needs to learn to smile a bit more, but I suppose being the mayor he hasn't got much to smile about.
I think the mayor needs to learn to smile a bit more, but I suppose being the mayor he hasn't got much to smile about. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 1

9:53am Sun 6 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Helston had a mayor that grinned like a Cheshire cat, then it had a good mayor, now it's got one that doesn't seem to smile. We don't do any better in Porthleven with our mayors.
Helston had a mayor that grinned like a Cheshire cat, then it had a good mayor, now it's got one that doesn't seem to smile. We don't do any better in Porthleven with our mayors. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 1

4:23pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.
I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Dont they need to re wallpaper that room? Who chose that pattern, Ronnie Williams?
Dont they need to re wallpaper that room? Who chose that pattern, Ronnie Williams? Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 2

9:07am Mon 7 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

When I was at school, I was taught how to construct a meaningful sentence....
When I was at school, I was taught how to construct a meaningful sentence.... telstar1962
  • Score: 5

9:10am Mon 7 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Mark Porthleven wrote:
I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.
somone ? someone lol

im ? I'm lol

spellcheck lol
[quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.[/p][/quote]somone ? someone lol im ? I'm lol spellcheck lol telstar1962
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.
somone ? someone lol

im ? I'm lol

spellcheck lol
Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.[/p][/quote]somone ? someone lol im ? I'm lol spellcheck lol[/p][/quote]Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -5

3:12pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Mark Porthleven wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.
somone ? someone lol

im ? I'm lol

spellcheck lol
Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.
Just to clarify, you are stating those comments as facts then?

I would never send out any email that was intentionally rude or arrogant.
[quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.[/p][/quote]somone ? someone lol im ? I'm lol spellcheck lol[/p][/quote]Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.[/p][/quote]Just to clarify, you are stating those comments as facts then? I would never send out any email that was intentionally rude or arrogant. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 9

3:56pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.
somone ? someone lol

im ? I'm lol

spellcheck lol
Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.
Just to clarify, you are stating those comments as facts then?

I would never send out any email that was intentionally rude or arrogant.
Cllr Wallis told people you send rude, arrogant and disrespectful emails about the carpark, which he's annoyed about because it will cost CC money to alter. With his reputation I would be running scared if I was you. How do you think I know this otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.[/p][/quote]somone ? someone lol im ? I'm lol spellcheck lol[/p][/quote]Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.[/p][/quote]Just to clarify, you are stating those comments as facts then? I would never send out any email that was intentionally rude or arrogant.[/p][/quote]Cllr Wallis told people you send rude, arrogant and disrespectful emails about the carpark, which he's annoyed about because it will cost CC money to alter. With his reputation I would be running scared if I was you. How do you think I know this otherwise. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -7

3:57pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Is that a bib the mayors wearing incase he drops his dinner down the suit. Dont think our Porthleven mayors got one of them.
Is that a bib the mayors wearing incase he drops his dinner down the suit. Dont think our Porthleven mayors got one of them. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -3

5:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.
somone ? someone lol

im ? I'm lol

spellcheck lol
Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.
Just to clarify, you are stating those comments as facts then?

I would never send out any email that was intentionally rude or arrogant.
Not what Cllr Wallis says, he says you did send him rude and arrogant emails. You complained about the carpark, and the toilets. He said you were really disrespectful in your emails. I'd be running scared if I was you, hes got a temper on him.

He's one of the ones that's voted your comment down.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: I think we had mr shout "leave the meeting" mayor, followed now by , I can't make a decision mayor, in Porthleven. Backed up by Cllr Wallis who shouts at people so im told and rumour has it, he's a bit handy with his fists with anyone that annoys him, like when somone complains about a carpark. Mark my word, someone should be running scared.[/p][/quote]somone ? someone lol im ? I'm lol spellcheck lol[/p][/quote]Well at least I went to school, GZM said on another news item she didn't, probably why she sends out rude and arrogant emails to Cllr Wallis so he says. He also said her comments are rubbish. At least Our Cllrs tell us things in Porthleven not like yours in Helston, yours are probably to busy not sending out any fines for rubbish.[/p][/quote]Just to clarify, you are stating those comments as facts then? I would never send out any email that was intentionally rude or arrogant.[/p][/quote]Not what Cllr Wallis says, he says you did send him rude and arrogant emails. You complained about the carpark, and the toilets. He said you were really disrespectful in your emails. I'd be running scared if I was you, hes got a temper on him. He's one of the ones that's voted your comment down. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -8

6:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics. telstar1962
  • Score: 2

6:43pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
Glad you agree Cllr Wallis is jumped up.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]Glad you agree Cllr Wallis is jumped up. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -8

8:21pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Still, thankful for small mercies, as least the current Helston mayor has a sensible wife that isn't drunk and mouthy.
Still, thankful for small mercies, as least the current Helston mayor has a sensible wife that isn't drunk and mouthy. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 9

8:43pm Mon 7 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 6

9:03pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Now you know who voted your comment down GZM, Ron and Cllr Wallis.
Now you know who voted your comment down GZM, Ron and Cllr Wallis. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -4

7:25am Tue 8 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
Well your not dislexic, you just can't spell. Dictionary's on sale in WHS.

And as for GZM, Cllr Wallis said she's just rude and disrespectful in emails, he said that's because she's stupid.

I would ignore anyone whose jumped up.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]Well your not dislexic, you just can't spell. Dictionary's on sale in WHS. And as for GZM, Cllr Wallis said she's just rude and disrespectful in emails, he said that's because she's stupid. I would ignore anyone whose jumped up. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -6

8:25am Tue 8 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ? telstar1962
  • Score: 2

8:29am Tue 8 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Mark Porthleven wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
Glad you agree Cllr Wallis is jumped up.
I don't know Mr Wallis. The comment was aimed at your spelling

Now that's two burdens to carry through life

1. Lives in Porthleven lol
2.Cannot spell, even though you say you attended school lol
[quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]Glad you agree Cllr Wallis is jumped up.[/p][/quote]I don't know Mr Wallis. The comment was aimed at your spelling Now that's two burdens to carry through life 1. Lives in Porthleven lol 2.Cannot spell, even though you say you attended school lol telstar1962
  • Score: -8

8:39am Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts.
The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts. The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

8:44am Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Mark Porthleven wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
Glad you agree Cllr Wallis is jumped up.
I don't know Mr Wallis. The comment was aimed at your spelling

Now that's two burdens to carry through life

1. Lives in Porthleven lol
2.Cannot spell, even though you say you attended school lol
If you think living in Porthleven would be a burden, you should try living in Mullion. I would live in Porthleven if I could afford to.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]Glad you agree Cllr Wallis is jumped up.[/p][/quote]I don't know Mr Wallis. The comment was aimed at your spelling Now that's two burdens to carry through life 1. Lives in Porthleven lol 2.Cannot spell, even though you say you attended school lol[/p][/quote]If you think living in Porthleven would be a burden, you should try living in Mullion. I would live in Porthleven if I could afford to. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 8

9:05am Tue 8 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

I am in the fortunate position of not living in Mullion, Porthleven or Helston, but have the benefit of regularly visiting such places.

From the photographs, it looked like the children enjoyed their visit
I am in the fortunate position of not living in Mullion, Porthleven or Helston, but have the benefit of regularly visiting such places. From the photographs, it looked like the children enjoyed their visit telstar1962
  • Score: -13

9:10am Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

telstar1962 wrote:
I am in the fortunate position of not living in Mullion, Porthleven or Helston, but have the benefit of regularly visiting such places.

From the photographs, it looked like the children enjoyed their visit
Especially the ice cream sundaes by the look of it !!, you have been "accused" before of living at Goonhilly lol
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: I am in the fortunate position of not living in Mullion, Porthleven or Helston, but have the benefit of regularly visiting such places. From the photographs, it looked like the children enjoyed their visit[/p][/quote]Especially the ice cream sundaes by the look of it !!, you have been "accused" before of living at Goonhilly lol meerkats
  • Score: 6

9:19am Tue 8 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

telstar1962 wrote:
I am in the fortunate position of not living in Mullion, Porthleven or Helston, but have the benefit of regularly visiting such places.

From the photographs, it looked like the children enjoyed their visit
And what's fortunate about not living in Porthleven or Helston, you said before youre in Helston seven days a week.
You probably live in a dump like St Keverne. O
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: I am in the fortunate position of not living in Mullion, Porthleven or Helston, but have the benefit of regularly visiting such places. From the photographs, it looked like the children enjoyed their visit[/p][/quote]And what's fortunate about not living in Porthleven or Helston, you said before youre in Helston seven days a week. You probably live in a dump like St Keverne. O Mark Porthleven
  • Score: 2

9:22am Tue 8 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
Oh hark at Saint telstar, didn't think to spell Telstar with a capital though in your user name did you.
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]Oh hark at Saint telstar, didn't think to spell Telstar with a capital though in your user name did you. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -6

9:24am Tue 8 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts.
The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.
How do you know what the council chamber is like? That picture shows it with cr@p wallpaper.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts. The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.[/p][/quote]How do you know what the council chamber is like? That picture shows it with cr@p wallpaper. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -3

9:29am Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Mark Porthleven wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts.
The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.
How do you know what the council chamber is like? That picture shows it with cr@p wallpaper.
I have attended council meetings there, and the wallpaper to which you refer, is not in the council chamber, it is in the mayors parlour.
[quote][p][bold]Mark Porthleven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts. The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.[/p][/quote]How do you know what the council chamber is like? That picture shows it with cr@p wallpaper.[/p][/quote]I have attended council meetings there, and the wallpaper to which you refer, is not in the council chamber, it is in the mayors parlour. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 8

9:32am Tue 8 Jul 14

Mark Porthleven says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I think your comment is offensive full stop. Love from uncle Telstar.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I think your comment is offensive full stop. Love from uncle Telstar. Mark Porthleven
  • Score: -6

9:42am Tue 8 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts.
The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.
I do think maybe it is time to hang up up the mayor costume. A nice business suit and the chain would be more suitable.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts. The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.[/p][/quote]I do think maybe it is time to hang up up the mayor costume. A nice business suit and the chain would be more suitable. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 8

11:17am Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts.
The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.
I do think maybe it is time to hang up up the mayor costume. A nice business suit and the chain would be more suitable.
I think you have a valid point Ron, I think that would look smart. Taking into consideration that it is a council and not a courtroom.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts. The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.[/p][/quote]I do think maybe it is time to hang up up the mayor costume. A nice business suit and the chain would be more suitable.[/p][/quote]I think you have a valid point Ron, I think that would look smart. Taking into consideration that it is a council and not a courtroom. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 12

11:45am Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.
Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 11

11:45am Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.
I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.
I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol

Some people take life too seriously

Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit.

My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?
It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts.
The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.
I do think maybe it is time to hang up up the mayor costume. A nice business suit and the chain would be more suitable.
A good point Ron i would imagine the Mayor would feel more comfortable too in a suit , he must get rather warm in the robes he has to wear.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: My philosophy is to ignore jumped-up dyslexics.[/p][/quote]I believe your comment is offensive to anyone who struggles with this disorder.[/p][/quote]I believe my comment may be offensive to MP, if the letters appear to him to be in the correct sequence lol Some people take life too seriously Hopefully the school children may have learnt from their visit. My question would be 'Why do you wear such clothing ,hats and wigs ?[/p][/quote]It is just tradition isn't it, like Flora day, you would not expect the dancers to turn up in trousers and tee shirts. The council chamber is still laid out like a courtroom, it is not like they have removed the fixtures and fittings.[/p][/quote]I do think maybe it is time to hang up up the mayor costume. A nice business suit and the chain would be more suitable.[/p][/quote]A good point Ron i would imagine the Mayor would feel more comfortable too in a suit , he must get rather warm in the robes he has to wear. meerkats
  • Score: 7

11:52am Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.
Gosh that is a very valuable piece and i agree with you that if sold the money could be spent on something worthwhile , although they probably couldnt decide what it should be spent on lol
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.[/p][/quote]Gosh that is a very valuable piece and i agree with you that if sold the money could be spent on something worthwhile , although they probably couldnt decide what it should be spent on lol meerkats
  • Score: 6

11:52am Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.
Gosh that is a very valuable piece and i agree with you that if sold the money could be spent on something worthwhile , although they probably couldnt decide what it should be spent on lol
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.[/p][/quote]Gosh that is a very valuable piece and i agree with you that if sold the money could be spent on something worthwhile , although they probably couldnt decide what it should be spent on lol meerkats
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.
Gosh that is a very valuable piece and i agree with you that if sold the money could be spent on something worthwhile , although they probably couldnt decide what it should be spent on lol
Lol, I think it should be kept as council reserves, with the aim to have no council tax increase next year.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.[/p][/quote]Gosh that is a very valuable piece and i agree with you that if sold the money could be spent on something worthwhile , although they probably couldnt decide what it should be spent on lol[/p][/quote]Lol, I think it should be kept as council reserves, with the aim to have no council tax increase next year. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 11

12:07pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Councillor Mike Thomas should not really object to having no expensive chain to wear, as he attend St Michael's Church I believe, therefore he should agree with the biblical quote "Do not build up treasures on Earth"
Councillor Mike Thomas should not really object to having no expensive chain to wear, as he attend St Michael's Church I believe, therefore he should agree with the biblical quote "Do not build up treasures on Earth" Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 17

12:10pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Here is the 's' that should be on the end of 'attend' in my previous post.
Here is the 's' that should be on the end of 'attend' in my previous post. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

1:22pm Tue 8 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.
This is a very good idea Gill and would set a great example.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they should sell the mayors chain as it is worth about seventy thousand, spend the money on something constructive and save money on the insurance for it. This would save a considerable amount long term, It could then be replaced with something a little more modest and in keeping with today's economic climate, particularly within council finances.[/p][/quote]This is a very good idea Gill and would set a great example. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 9

1:31pm Tue 8 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Just wondering if those two gold things being held up behind are worth anything and could help the council in these difficult financial times.
Just wondering if those two gold things being held up behind are worth anything and could help the council in these difficult financial times. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 8

1:39pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Just wondering if those two gold things being held up behind are worth anything and could help the council in these difficult financial times.
The mace bearers you mean, and the maces they carry, not sure how much the maces are worth. They could auction them maybe!
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Just wondering if those two gold things being held up behind are worth anything and could help the council in these difficult financial times.[/p][/quote]The mace bearers you mean, and the maces they carry, not sure how much the maces are worth. They could auction them maybe! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

1:43pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol
I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol
Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol[/p][/quote]Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol meerkats
  • Score: 5

2:53pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Just wondering if those two gold things being held up behind are worth anything and could help the council in these difficult financial times.
They must be worth a bit, they could get children from the local schools to design and make a new mace out of something .
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Just wondering if those two gold things being held up behind are worth anything and could help the council in these difficult financial times.[/p][/quote]They must be worth a bit, they could get children from the local schools to design and make a new mace out of something . meerkats
  • Score: 7

3:51pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol
Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol
Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol
That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces.

If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout.
Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol[/p][/quote]Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol[/p][/quote]Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces. If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout. Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

4:07pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol
Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol
Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol
That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces.

If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout.
Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.
Another good idea , what could they offer as raffle prizes though i wonder .
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol[/p][/quote]Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol[/p][/quote]Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces. If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout. Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.[/p][/quote]Another good idea , what could they offer as raffle prizes though i wonder . meerkats
  • Score: 5

4:07pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace.
In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion!
I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace. In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 15

4:10pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol
Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol
Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol
That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces.

If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout.
Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.
Another good idea , what could they offer as raffle prizes though i wonder .
Homemade cakes, plants, etc, things that would not need to come from council funds. It might cost them a small amount but think of the community spirit!
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol[/p][/quote]Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol[/p][/quote]Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces. If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout. Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.[/p][/quote]Another good idea , what could they offer as raffle prizes though i wonder .[/p][/quote]Homemade cakes, plants, etc, things that would not need to come from council funds. It might cost them a small amount but think of the community spirit! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

4:18pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Or they could hand round an offering bag at the council meetings after the prayer at the beginning. After all, the seats are the same as church pews.
Or they could hand round an offering bag at the council meetings after the prayer at the beginning. After all, the seats are the same as church pews. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

4:21pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol
Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol
Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol
That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces.

If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout.
Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.
Another good idea , what could they offer as raffle prizes though i wonder .
Homemade cakes, plants, etc, things that would not need to come from council funds. It might cost them a small amount but think of the community spirit!
brilliant idea put my name down for 4 strips of raffles lol
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I would think the chairs round the table in the mayors parlour would fetch a bit at auction, they could replace them with cheap plastic chairs lol[/p][/quote]Why stop there the table in the picture looks like it may be antique and could be valuable too lol[/p][/quote]Yes lol, I thought about the table, but they do need a table in the mayors parlour, that is why I suggested plastic chair replacements. They also need a table in the council chamber for the meetings lol That is a good idea of yours to get the children to design new maces. If the council wanted to raise more money they could hold auctions in the council chamber, it has the ideal layout. Perhaps they should hold raffles too at the council meetings, it might actually encourage more public attendance.[/p][/quote]Another good idea , what could they offer as raffle prizes though i wonder .[/p][/quote]Homemade cakes, plants, etc, things that would not need to come from council funds. It might cost them a small amount but think of the community spirit![/p][/quote]brilliant idea put my name down for 4 strips of raffles lol meerkats
  • Score: 5

4:26pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace.
In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion!
some white doves maybe , they could carry one each or maybe the Mayor could have one perched on his shoulder
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace. In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion![/p][/quote]some white doves maybe , they could carry one each or maybe the Mayor could have one perched on his shoulder meerkats
  • Score: 5

4:29pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace.
In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion!
some white doves maybe , they could carry one each or maybe the Mayor could have one perched on his shoulder
Good idea, I have two plastic ones in the garden they could have lol
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace. In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion![/p][/quote]some white doves maybe , they could carry one each or maybe the Mayor could have one perched on his shoulder[/p][/quote]Good idea, I have two plastic ones in the garden they could have lol Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 7

6:13pm Tue 8 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace.
In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion!
How about replacing the Mace's with olive branches.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace. In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion![/p][/quote]How about replacing the Mace's with olive branches. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 13

6:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace.
In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion!
How about replacing the Mace's with olive branches.
Excellent idea Ron, I really like that.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace. In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion![/p][/quote]How about replacing the Mace's with olive branches.[/p][/quote]Excellent idea Ron, I really like that. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

6:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

All we need to do now is convince the council lol
All we need to do now is convince the council lol Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 10

7:55pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Helston fly on the wall says...

I think Rons idea is good too. Are you going to go to a council meeting Gill after suggesting they sell the mayors chain lol?
I think Rons idea is good too. Are you going to go to a council meeting Gill after suggesting they sell the mayors chain lol? Helston fly on the wall
  • Score: 9

8:16pm Tue 8 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

A sale and lease-back arrangement for the Guildhall would raise about £500,000, if Lloyds Bank was recently sold for about that amount.

That's how to raise serious money for the community, with the Council then able to stay in the building for a modest rent.

The same principle has recently been applied at the new Co-op Building, Angel Place, in Manchester
A sale and lease-back arrangement for the Guildhall would raise about £500,000, if Lloyds Bank was recently sold for about that amount. That's how to raise serious money for the community, with the Council then able to stay in the building for a modest rent. The same principle has recently been applied at the new Co-op Building, Angel Place, in Manchester telstar1962
  • Score: 5

8:23pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Is it theirs to sell?
Is it theirs to sell? Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 9

8:28pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
I think Rons idea is good too. Are you going to go to a council meeting Gill after suggesting they sell the mayors chain lol?
I do not see why not, I am always prepared to stand by what I say about anything at anytime, if ever challenged. I can't imagine any of them reading this website anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: I think Rons idea is good too. Are you going to go to a council meeting Gill after suggesting they sell the mayors chain lol?[/p][/quote]I do not see why not, I am always prepared to stand by what I say about anything at anytime, if ever challenged. I can't imagine any of them reading this website anyway. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 12

9:20pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace.
In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion!
How about replacing the Mace's with olive branches.
Brilliant idea , well done , wonder what the mace bearers would say though ?
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I think they should revolutionise the council, the idea of mace bearers are for protection, in this case, protection of the mayor, the maces are technically weapons. Therefore I think the presence of something which deflects violence should now be more appropriate these days, they could promote non violence by the use of something demonstrating peace. In reality, I am sure the mayor is perfectly capable of protecting himself when in a council meeting or at a civic occasion![/p][/quote]How about replacing the Mace's with olive branches.[/p][/quote]Brilliant idea , well done , wonder what the mace bearers would say though ? meerkats
  • Score: 4

10:10pm Tue 8 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Love all the light hearted and fun comments makes a nice change !!
Love all the light hearted and fun comments makes a nice change !! meerkats
  • Score: 5

6:04am Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

meerkats wrote:
Love all the light hearted and fun comments makes a nice change !!
Agree, it has gone strangely quiet from insults!!!!! I do not mind disagreement in a debate, but I do not like blatant lies being posted about me, or insults to anyone else!!!
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: Love all the light hearted and fun comments makes a nice change !![/p][/quote]Agree, it has gone strangely quiet from insults!!!!! I do not mind disagreement in a debate, but I do not like blatant lies being posted about me, or insults to anyone else!!! Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 5

7:44am Wed 9 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
meerkats wrote:
Love all the light hearted and fun comments makes a nice change !!
Agree, it has gone strangely quiet from insults!!!!! I do not mind disagreement in a debate, but I do not like blatant lies being posted about me, or insults to anyone else!!!
it certainly has gone quiet long may it last !!
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: Love all the light hearted and fun comments makes a nice change !![/p][/quote]Agree, it has gone strangely quiet from insults!!!!! I do not mind disagreement in a debate, but I do not like blatant lies being posted about me, or insults to anyone else!!![/p][/quote]it certainly has gone quiet long may it last !! meerkats
  • Score: 5

8:01am Wed 9 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
Is it theirs to sell?
So, the plan is:

1. Attend next Town Council Meeting
2. At the meeting, ask if the Town Mayor knows who owns the Guildhall.
3. Request that the Mace and Chain be sold to raise funds for the Community.
4. Request that the Officials wear normal clothes.

The response will be forthcoming in about 6 months, after the relevant sub-committees have had their necessary meetings etc etc
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Is it theirs to sell?[/p][/quote]So, the plan is: 1. Attend next Town Council Meeting 2. At the meeting, ask if the Town Mayor knows who owns the Guildhall. 3. Request that the Mace and Chain be sold to raise funds for the Community. 4. Request that the Officials wear normal clothes. The response will be forthcoming in about 6 months, after the relevant sub-committees have had their necessary meetings etc etc telstar1962
  • Score: 6

8:49am Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
Is it theirs to sell?
So, the plan is:

1. Attend next Town Council Meeting
2. At the meeting, ask if the Town Mayor knows who owns the Guildhall.
3. Request that the Mace and Chain be sold to raise funds for the Community.
4. Request that the Officials wear normal clothes.

The response will be forthcoming in about 6 months, after the relevant sub-committees have had their necessary meetings etc etc
Lol, now all we have to decide is whether you, Ron, meerkats or myself attend and ask?
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Is it theirs to sell?[/p][/quote]So, the plan is: 1. Attend next Town Council Meeting 2. At the meeting, ask if the Town Mayor knows who owns the Guildhall. 3. Request that the Mace and Chain be sold to raise funds for the Community. 4. Request that the Officials wear normal clothes. The response will be forthcoming in about 6 months, after the relevant sub-committees have had their necessary meetings etc etc[/p][/quote]Lol, now all we have to decide is whether you, Ron, meerkats or myself attend and ask? Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 3

9:02am Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

The next council meeting is Thursday 17th.
The next council meeting is Thursday 17th. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 3

9:07am Wed 9 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
Is it theirs to sell?
So, the plan is:

1. Attend next Town Council Meeting
2. At the meeting, ask if the Town Mayor knows who owns the Guildhall.
3. Request that the Mace and Chain be sold to raise funds for the Community.
4. Request that the Officials wear normal clothes.

The response will be forthcoming in about 6 months, after the relevant sub-committees have had their necessary meetings etc etc
Lol, now all we have to decide is whether you, Ron, meerkats or myself attend and ask?
how about a united front lol
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: Is it theirs to sell?[/p][/quote]So, the plan is: 1. Attend next Town Council Meeting 2. At the meeting, ask if the Town Mayor knows who owns the Guildhall. 3. Request that the Mace and Chain be sold to raise funds for the Community. 4. Request that the Officials wear normal clothes. The response will be forthcoming in about 6 months, after the relevant sub-committees have had their necessary meetings etc etc[/p][/quote]Lol, now all we have to decide is whether you, Ron, meerkats or myself attend and ask?[/p][/quote]how about a united front lol meerkats
  • Score: 5

9:08am Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 5

2:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair. telstar1962
  • Score: -5

5:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall? Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
I think Testers idea for selling and then leasing back the guildhall is great idea. Certainly better then the town councils idea for the last few years of inflicting enormous increases on the council tax payer.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]I think Testers idea for selling and then leasing back the guildhall is great idea. Certainly better then the town councils idea for the last few years of inflicting enormous increases on the council tax payer. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
I think Testers idea for selling and then leasing back the guildhall is great idea. Certainly better then the town councils idea for the last few years of inflicting enormous increases on the council tax payer.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]I think Testers idea for selling and then leasing back the guildhall is great idea. Certainly better then the town councils idea for the last few years of inflicting enormous increases on the council tax payer. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 2

6:30pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Sorry Telstars idea. Phone playing up again.
I think if you are having budget problems you should at least look at selling some assets not simply raising prices.
A cap on town councils would force them to look at alternative income.
Sorry Telstars idea. Phone playing up again. I think if you are having budget problems you should at least look at selling some assets not simply raising prices. A cap on town councils would force them to look at alternative income. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 3

6:55pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
It was built in 1839 I think. Will you be putting your idea forward to the town council?
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]It was built in 1839 I think. Will you be putting your idea forward to the town council? Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 6

8:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Levener says...

My opinion is, you are all wasting your time putting any ideas forward to Helston Town Council, I think most of the Cllrs are under committed, and more interested in scoring points between themselves and getting wrapped up in political correctness, whilst feeling important. All the time that is happening, the supermarket money plonked in their laps is being dribbled away, on meetings and staff and trivial things that normal councils provide anyway like benches. I think the only real way to change anything in Helston is to vote in some new Cllrs, and that is obviously not going to happen for a while. In the meantime, you might not always agree with them, but your only hope is your Cornwall Cllrs, because they do at least do something without bickering between themselves. I think
Helston Town Council just do not listen, they just go round in circles.
My opinion is, you are all wasting your time putting any ideas forward to Helston Town Council, I think most of the Cllrs are under committed, and more interested in scoring points between themselves and getting wrapped up in political correctness, whilst feeling important. All the time that is happening, the supermarket money plonked in their laps is being dribbled away, on meetings and staff and trivial things that normal councils provide anyway like benches. I think the only real way to change anything in Helston is to vote in some new Cllrs, and that is obviously not going to happen for a while. In the meantime, you might not always agree with them, but your only hope is your Cornwall Cllrs, because they do at least do something without bickering between themselves. I think Helston Town Council just do not listen, they just go round in circles. Levener
  • Score: 13

8:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward.
I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.
Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward. I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: 7

9:04pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward.
I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.
I think at the moment it is. I agree you could separate the positions, however, what would a mayor then do, other than attend civic occasions? and would the mayor not need to be in the loop with what is happening within the council, as the council are tied to the civic events.
I also agree, the thought of wearing the outfit could put people off wanting to be head of the council.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward. I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.[/p][/quote]I think at the moment it is. I agree you could separate the positions, however, what would a mayor then do, other than attend civic occasions? and would the mayor not need to be in the loop with what is happening within the council, as the council are tied to the civic events. I also agree, the thought of wearing the outfit could put people off wanting to be head of the council. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 5

10:44am Thu 10 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work.
Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.
Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work. Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre. ronedgcumbe
  • Score: -4

11:28am Thu 10 Jul 14

meerkats says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work.
Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.
like your idea of a town cryer
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work. Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.[/p][/quote]like your idea of a town cryer meerkats
  • Score: -4

12:34pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Levener says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward.
I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.
I think at the moment it is. I agree you could separate the positions, however, what would a mayor then do, other than attend civic occasions? and would the mayor not need to be in the loop with what is happening within the council, as the council are tied to the civic events.
I also agree, the thought of wearing the outfit could put people off wanting to be head of the council.
With all your complaints about raising council tax, and wasting money are you seriously suggesting employing yet someone else? I do hope you were joking.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward. I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.[/p][/quote]I think at the moment it is. I agree you could separate the positions, however, what would a mayor then do, other than attend civic occasions? and would the mayor not need to be in the loop with what is happening within the council, as the council are tied to the civic events. I also agree, the thought of wearing the outfit could put people off wanting to be head of the council.[/p][/quote]With all your complaints about raising council tax, and wasting money are you seriously suggesting employing yet someone else? I do hope you were joking. Levener
  • Score: 3

12:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Levener says...

Sorry GZM. My comment was meant for Ron.
Sorry GZM. My comment was meant for Ron. Levener
  • Score: 3

12:37pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Levener says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work.
Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.
My comment above was supposed to include this one of Rons.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work. Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.[/p][/quote]My comment above was supposed to include this one of Rons. Levener
  • Score: 3

1:15pm Thu 10 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan
ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community.

There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider.

By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !!
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community. There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider. By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !! telstar1962
  • Score: 2

1:31pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan

ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community.

There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider.

By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !!
I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol
[quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community. There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider. By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !![/p][/quote]I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 2

1:37pm Thu 10 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Levener wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward.
I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.
I think at the moment it is. I agree you could separate the positions, however, what would a mayor then do, other than attend civic occasions? and would the mayor not need to be in the loop with what is happening within the council, as the council are tied to the civic events.
I also agree, the thought of wearing the outfit could put people off wanting to be head of the council.
With all your complaints about raising council tax, and wasting money are you seriously suggesting employing yet someone else? I do hope you were joking.
hadnt thought of it like that , ok maybe it wasnt a good idea from Ron after all.
[quote][p][bold]Levener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Just wondering is it part of the deal when a councillor put himself forward for mayor that they agree to wear the mayor costume. I think the costume may put mayoral candidates who do not enjoy fancy dress off from putting themselves forward. I have always thought that the mayor should be a separate position not on the council and the town council a chair person or a Madame chair.[/p][/quote]I think at the moment it is. I agree you could separate the positions, however, what would a mayor then do, other than attend civic occasions? and would the mayor not need to be in the loop with what is happening within the council, as the council are tied to the civic events. I also agree, the thought of wearing the outfit could put people off wanting to be head of the council.[/p][/quote]With all your complaints about raising council tax, and wasting money are you seriously suggesting employing yet someone else? I do hope you were joking.[/p][/quote]hadnt thought of it like that , ok maybe it wasnt a good idea from Ron after all. meerkats
  • Score: 1

1:38pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work.
Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.
Actually a town cryer probably would attract people into the town for the novelty factor of it, so it is a good idea. Rather see the position filled voluntarily though.
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Don't see why he could meet with the council chair or madame chair and be used to promote the town and the council would be left to get on with there important work. Why not employ a part time town cryer to accompany him to promote the fact we still have a town centre.[/p][/quote]Actually a town cryer probably would attract people into the town for the novelty factor of it, so it is a good idea. Rather see the position filled voluntarily though. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 1

1:40pm Thu 10 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan


ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community.

There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider.

By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !!
I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol
It took them years to decide whether or not to buy a van so quite a few steps I think. Possibly jacobs ladder.
The town cryer suggestion what not meant seriously.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community. There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider. By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !![/p][/quote]I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol[/p][/quote]It took them years to decide whether or not to buy a van so quite a few steps I think. Possibly jacobs ladder. The town cryer suggestion what not meant seriously. ronedgcumbe
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2:01pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan



ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community.

There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider.

By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !!
I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol
It took them years to decide whether or not to buy a van so quite a few steps I think. Possibly jacobs ladder.
The town cryer suggestion what not meant seriously.
I didn't think you were serious but if they had a voluntary one, it would be something different, so it is actually a good idea. We could all take turns lol
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community. There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider. By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !![/p][/quote]I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol[/p][/quote]It took them years to decide whether or not to buy a van so quite a few steps I think. Possibly jacobs ladder. The town cryer suggestion what not meant seriously.[/p][/quote]I didn't think you were serious but if they had a voluntary one, it would be something different, so it is actually a good idea. We could all take turns lol Gill Z Martin
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2:48pm Thu 10 Jul 14

ronedgcumbe says...

Gill Z Martin wrote:
ronedgcumbe wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
telstar1962 wrote:
Gill Z Martin wrote:
I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.
The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's.

It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.
Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?
There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan




ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community.

There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider.

By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !!
I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol
It took them years to decide whether or not to buy a van so quite a few steps I think. Possibly jacobs ladder.
The town cryer suggestion what not meant seriously.
I didn't think you were serious but if they had a voluntary one, it would be something different, so it is actually a good idea. We could all take turns lol
Agree.
[quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]telstar1962[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gill Z Martin[/bold] wrote: I now have it on good authority, the Guildhall is owned by the town council.[/p][/quote]The Guildhall probably dates back to the mid-1850's. It is good to know that the Town Council have at least been able to maintain it so well down the years, unlike another old property around the corner that they allowed to fall into disrepair.[/p][/quote]Ah, so what was wrong with them selling that building then? Or what would be wrong with the present owners selling it and renting it back as in your suggestion for the Guildhall?[/p][/quote]There is most probably a Restrictive Covenant in the Title Deeds of the Guildhall, on a similar basis to the Penrose Road building, and no doubt those restrictions/covenan ts/legal promises are there for the good of the local community. There is nothing new in the principle of my suggestion, but I think that something along those lines would possibly a step too far for the Town Council to consider. By the way, I am busy next Thursday 17th due to work commitments, so sorry, cannot attend Town Council meeting !![/p][/quote]I think you are right, it would be a step too far for the town council, they would need to form a committee first anyway lol[/p][/quote]It took them years to decide whether or not to buy a van so quite a few steps I think. Possibly jacobs ladder. The town cryer suggestion what not meant seriously.[/p][/quote]I didn't think you were serious but if they had a voluntary one, it would be something different, so it is actually a good idea. We could all take turns lol[/p][/quote]Agree. ronedgcumbe
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