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In brief the 20 mph working group is making great progress and should have costed proposals very soon, there was a theft of a SatNav from a car in Ruscombe last week, Doublespout (one of the Ruscombe Brook springs) has been running very low indeed and a couple of other smaller springs dried up completely, SDC"s Iceland money looks set to be returned, there is a grant at SDC for low income homeowners wanting to insulate homes (incl. external insulation),improvements to recycling will be announced very soon and 90% of households will get a wheelie bin (let me know if problems with this), SDC have now borrowed £92m over 30 years to take control of Council housing and not have to pay £10m to the Government each year (It will also allow for £23m to be spend on improvements and new affordable housing), Stroud Community TV is going well - it you haven't looked take a visit: http://stroudcommunity.tv
Anyway here are some quotes:
'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.' Samuel Beckett
‘A wise person says how can I get the greatest common good by working with value structures that people already possess?’ Ken Wilbur
"The more the world crises come to a head, the greater the need for Humanity to come to a heart."
"If you know that life is a gift then the natural response is gratitude.....
If there are no gifts, then there is no community." Charles Eisenstein