Over the last few months, I have been absent from Council meetings. Changes in my personal life and opportunities in my professional life have stretched me thin and I have found it difficult to manage a number of areas and responsibilities in my life, one of which being my role as a Town Councillor. Trying … More Standing Down
Suppose you’ve been with your partner for a long time. Your relationship is stable and your overall well being is good. Suddenly, you’re told to sit down “we need to talk”. By the way, whenever a conversation is started like this, prepare yourself as its not going to be a nice one. So you sit … More A View of Perspective
For months we have observed the refurbishment of the shop on High Street, Bollington. We learned through Facebook that it would be a cafe, something I think is a fantastic idea. Since the shop is located in my ward as a town councillor, I, along with Councillor Andrew Langdon, Mayor’s Youth Consort Holly Brockbank and Mayor’s … More The Green, Bollington: Opening Day
This essay will use left and right realism beliefs leading to crime to debate why people turn to drug dealing, trafficking and conservation. Whilst using examples of strain theory and rational thought theory to evaluate the decision to turn to drugs in England and Wales during 1980 to the present day.
I have a long to-do list, so much so I have a “still to-do list”. On that list read “watch Gravity”. I didn’t watch Gravity. It was when I watched the BAFTA’s and witnessed Gravity obtain many awards throughout the night as well as 12 Years a Slave. The number of awards this film won, … More Is Scientific Accuracy Crucial In Cinema?
I thought I would share a video that a group of fellow student’s and I created. Our Neuroscience lecturer has utilised problem based learning (PBL) as a teaching method for the half of the year and we were the Guinea pigs. The premise was to select a problem which would focus around a Neurological problem … More Parkinson’s Disease: University Project
A New Years Resolution of mine for 2015 was to read more books. Unfortunately, I failed to meet this ambition, as I only read a few (Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins, Edison’s Very Crude Explanation of Quantum Mechanics: Where Science and Spirituality Begin to Meet, by Edison Thomas and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman). Of course, … More What Is Life?
Last night I helped out at the Town Mayor of Bollington’s Senior Citizens’ Welfare Committee’s Annual Party at the Civic Hall in Bollington and I must say it was one of the best nights I have had. This was the first time I have been involved in something like this and I was blown away by … More Senior Citizens’ Annual Party 2016: A Brief Reflection
It’s been an interesting and busy week on Social Media for the people of Bollington. The Saga of the BayLeaf Development reached a dramatic climax when the application was refused on Tuesday. The people of Bollington demonstrated to Cheshire East Council that they will fight tooth and claw to be heard and will fight with … More What does it mean to be Bollywog and a Bollingtonian and is there a difference?