Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

2 November 2014
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No, Ed, we still don’t need English Regions.

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Regional devolution is back in the news following the Scottish referendum. The latest proposal to give more power to the regions comes from Ed Miliband, who wants to replace the House of Lords with an elected senate representing the “regions … Continue reading

19 July 2014
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Evesham town centre retail – a few thoughts

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At last Monday’s town council meeting, we were given a brief report by Shawn Riley, of the Evesham Market Town Partnership, about the town centre retail areas. The MTP has recently gone to the effort and expense of obtaining a … Continue reading

13 May 2014
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Two-way access across Workman Bridge – a modest proposal

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Pretty much everyone who lives or works in Evesham thinks that the current traffic arrangement between the High Street and Workman Bridge, with it only being possible to travel from the bridge to the High Street and not in the … Continue reading

9 May 2014
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Evesham parking concessions – some figures

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Wychavon District Council have kindly provided me with some figures for the number of parking tickets sold in in district-run car parks in Evesham during the period that concessionary rates were in operation, compared with the same period the previous … Continue reading

3 May 2014
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If it aint broke…

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Remember the Apple Maps fiasco? Google clearly didn’t. I’ve previously blogged about how Google has managed to get the colour scheme horribly wrong in the latest redesign, but the latest change plumbs yet new depths of inanity. You may have … Continue reading

18 June 2013
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More retail development in Evesham?

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Well, well, well. Hot on the heels of last week’s news about the possibility of Waitrose coming to Evesham, we now have another proposal in the air. Earlier this evening, I received an email from a PR firm, Polity Communications, … Continue reading

13 June 2013
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Waitrose coming to Evesham?

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Waitrose could be on its way to opening a store in Evesham. Continue reading

18 March 2013
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Evesham voluntary sector – a plea for help

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I’m trying to compile a comprehensive list of all the voluntary, charitable and civic groups that are based in, or work in, Evesham. I’ve already got a basic list, so I’m not starting completely from scratch, but I suspect that … Continue reading

30 May 2012
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Branding Evesham

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One of the things currently being considered by Evesham Town Council is the idea of “branding” the town in order to make it easier to promote both to visitors, potential new residents and businesses. See more photos of Evesham at … Continue reading