23 Apr 2012

More quotes and an update

View from Randwick to Stonehouse
Well a busy few weeks - election canvassing has been going on and I've not managed to write up recent meetings like the two Parish Councils I've been to...

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."
Swami Beyondananda

"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

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