Monthly Archives: April 2012

No time for complacency, Minister told

    Nelson McCausland, the Minister for Social Development, returned to the Village today. The Minister’s visit marks the commencement – at last – of work on the first phase of new social housing to be constructed as part of … Continue reading

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Greens delivering for Brighton

One of my personal highlights of the CIH conference was the chance to meet Cllr Bill Randall. Bill is the current leader of Brighton and Hove City Council – the first Green Party representative in the UK to become a … Continue reading

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Warning on welfare reform

Concern at the likely impact of proposed reforms topped the agenda at yesterday’s Chartered Institute of Housing conference in Belfast. Will Haire, permanent secretary at the Department for Social Development, which is charged with implementing the Conservative-led government’s assault on … Continue reading

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Winter to summer and back again

I have been quite an inattentive blogger of late, so just a quick update on goings-on at Easter and the surrounding period. Given the recent return of winter, it seems hard to believe that the apparently Mediterranean scene above is actually … Continue reading

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