Thames Community Board Meeting
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 1:03PM
Bill Barclay

The Board meets Monday at 1pm and has a couple of interesting items on its agenda.

The first concerns a proposal to withdarw the rsolution that was passed at the last meeting to undertake an investigation with a view to installing non-fluoride treated water points in the town.

It appears that they have come to senses, and realised that it is totally inappropriate to consider this matter in view of the action by Government to move all control of fluoride to Health Boards, and that this was currently in Select Committee, exactly as I pointed out in my previous post on the subject.

Unfortunately, our Board became a little carried away after a presentation by the anti-fluoride lobby, and backed the resolution that is now to be withdrawn.

All I can say is thank Heaven that common sense has prevailed. Hopefully this will be the last we hear of the matter, but don't hold your breath!

The other matter concerns a move to change the oversight of the Board Website so far run by Guru Digital in a thoroughly undistinguished manner. In fact, my website gets more hits than theirs based on the statistics they provide in the Paper.

Apparently on the instigation of Transition Town Thames, they now wish to switch the oversight to Inlet Technologies, who have recently based themselves in the town. Fortunately there does not appear to be any more money changing hands with this move, but it is early days!

What concerns me is that I can find no record of achievement, or indeed registration, let alone who runs this outfit, but in its usual un-inquiring manner I guess the Board will make the switch, and worry about the consequences later.

Don't you just love it.  There are still more  chiefs than Indians running around our Board office dreaming up projects of this nature that appear to go no-where, or suffer from lack of financial nous. The sooner Rob Williams restores sanity to the area board office situation, and puts the skids under a few the better.




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