Phil Hobson

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The Daily Show take on the MP Expenses Scandal. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c Scamalot thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Economic Crisis Political Humor

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Losing your voice

by Phil Hobson on 16 April, 2009

Had several phone calls this week, and strange too. People who have lived in the ward for years on end are calling the Focus  team to say that they are, all of a sudden, not longer registered to vote. Basically: no vote, no voice. Remember those who are registered and turn up to vote make […]

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Nick Clegg | The Movie

by Phil Hobson on 21 December, 2007

Nick Clegg is the new leader of the UK Liberal Democrats. Who is Nick Clegg? What’s he like? Watch this great movie from The Observer newspaper to a little bit more about the ‘real’ Nick. Nick Clegg: the movie

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Woops….printing error

by Phil Hobson on 21 December, 2007

Several e-mail and phone calls from people. “We can’t get on to your web-site!” I’ve checked the Christmas card and to my horror there’s a typo. The correct address is: http://philhobson.mycouncillor.org.uk and not gov.uk that somehow got on there by accident. Time to kill someone (only joking!)

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Good News…and quicker than we thought!

by Phil Hobson on 21 December, 2007

Sometime things happened faster than you think they will, and “events, events, dear boy” happen and you chase them just to stand still. The Highways Inspector for the area has e-mailed with some good news on Vauxhall Road and Mounton Road. It appears that Vauxhall Road is already on the list for priority for resurfacing. […]

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Congratulations from the Lib Dem team in Chepstow and Monmouthshire to the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats – Nick Clegg MP. Nick will make an excellent Party Leader, he has an excellent track record on standing up on issues that matter. We look forward to working with him. Nick Clegg has set out his […]

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Progress on the Roads

by Phil Hobson on 18 December, 2007

Some good news this morning from the MCC’s new area Highways Inspector. We’ve now got some news on some more roads that need attention and in a pretty poor state: St. George’s Road and St. David’s Close are both not on the current list of roads to be assessed for resurfacing. Despite having workmen out […]

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Larkfield Focus 23

by Phil Hobson on 17 December, 2007

Larkfield Focus 23 is now being delivered this week with a special Christmas Card and Calander. Thanks to all the team who are helping to get it out to every home in the ward. Just goes to show, even the week before Christmas, and it getting colder by the night, what team work can do. […]

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When rules play with people’s lives

by Phil Hobson on 17 December, 2007

A recent bit of casework from a resident leads me to ask you to compare this one: If you are on the council housing waiting list and after years of waiting you are offered accommodation, you have to right to refuse it, if it doesn’t meet with your requirements.  ‘First refusal’ doesn’t lead to being […]

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Roads and that term ‘velocity patching’

by Phil Hobson on 17 December, 2007

Some roads get their potholes filled in with a bit of tarmac hammered in, some get the surrounding road surface cut-out and re-laid with new tarmac and sealed. Other reported repairs get a treatment called ‘velocity patching’. What is velocity patching?  From what I understand from highways engineers, it is a method to prolong the decaying road surface as […]

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