Tag Archives: Ashbourne Partnership

eAshbourne: The Gateway to…the internet


The Ashbourne News Telegraph carried the news this week of an innovative project to bring the Town’s history to life by dotting landmarks with bar codes. The QR codes will allow smartphone users to scan the code and get an … Continue reading

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2014 – the year of the Town’Ard?


It’s a time for looking forward. Ashbourne had a rough year last year. Not much went right for the town. Decisions about our future were made which defied belief and it would be tempting to fall into the “there’s nothing … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Ashbourne “Yes”


There is a germ of an opportunity afoot. There is also a risk of us all getting what we don’t want if we become too intransigent. Whether we like it or not we are going to end up with around … Continue reading

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An Ashbourne Christmas poem


As Santa approached to collect his sleigh He looked down on Ashbourne ahead of his day At Shentons they’d serviced the tinselly sled He’d rejected some camels for reindeer instead.

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A public apology to Councillor Lucy Green…I want a Neighbourhood Plan


Way back in July I wrote a piece praising Jeffrey Phillips from the Ashbourne Partnership for attempting to rally support for a Neighbourhood Team http://bit.ly/S55Wo2. He raised it on a fine night for Ashbourne democracy – 200 people attended a … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Phillips is right – we need a Neighbourhood Team


Jeffrey Phillips from Ashbourne Partnership stood up towards the end of the Housing Consultation meeting in the Town Hall. As he looked over the 200 or so people in the Ball Room he indicated his hope that the expression of … Continue reading

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Time to move on


Since the end of January my blog has been market-related rather than me-related and I’ve found it difficult to get my mojo back and to find the way to transition elegantly. My conclusion is that I should conclude first! The … Continue reading

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