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Tweets for week ending 2009-03-15

  • I’m beginning to realise the cost of having a lazy weekend! #
  • Today I mainly seem to be finding out about the disadvantages of online engagement for councillors. #
  • Wow, you can’t RT on Twitteriffic on the Mac, or am I missing something? #
  • I’ve put ‘my’ latest crime briefing for Wandsworth online http://tinyurl.com/dl92u7 #
  • Is is me, or won’t Safari 4 let you edit links in self-hosted WordPress sites? #
  • Grrrr. Incredibly frustrating experience of the Oyster helpline. Why is it the public sector never quite get customer service. #
  • Thinking about tomorrow’s council meeting (setting the council tax). Has anyone ever seen a council meeting *successfully* live-tweeted? #
  • We’ve finally got our recovery.gov RT @wandbc Wandsworth Council has launched a new recession fighting webpage. http://tinyurl.com/abszhu in reply to wandbc #
  • Serious question: would anyone (in Wandsworth) actually be interested if did some Tweeting from tonight’s tax setting meeting? #
  • I’m going to take that as a ‘no’ then. And, no, I’m not sulking about it! #
  • Watching a clip on YouTube of Wandsworth Young Performer of the Year – the Film. – http://snipurl.com/dj02v (via @wandbc) in reply to wandbc #
  • As an experiment I’ll be Tweeting from tonight’s council tax setting. Feel free to join in, I don’t want to be the only one using #wwcnl #
  • I should add that I’m a Cabinet member and I’m the council’s controlling group, ao won’t be entirely impartial. #wwcnl #
  • That’s the first bit out of the way, the Executive have formally recommended a 0% increase. #wwcnl #
  • Kicking off the formal meeting now, in the Civic Suite following the roof collapse in the Chamber. #wwcnl #
  • Formalities, including tributes to former Cllr Julian Proudman, and a petition from Eccles Road residents done, now onto questions. #wwcnl #
  • Fascinating question from the opposition: while don’t you spend a few months consulting on your response to the recession? #wwcnl #
  • Just noticed two people in the public gallery, bringing the total audience including Twitter, to three! #wwcnl #
  • Questions over, first item for discussion are children’s services grant allocations for the coming year. #wwcnl #
  • Short debate on awarding a grant to an organisation whose original application was unsuccessful. Lost 38-6. Council tax setting next. #wwcnl #
  • Deputy Leader presenting our budget. 0% rise in tax, some extra spending, some money in reserves for when the days get rainier. #wwcnl #
  • Labour presenting their alternative. They’ve been reading Keynes; 0% rise, use reserves to create around 50 jobs & re-visit charges. #wwcnl #
  • Labour takes the pessimism award, comparing the situation to the 30s when it “took a world war to fix the economy”. Brown’s plan B? #wwcnl #
  • We’re getting into discussion on Friedman and John Maynard now – it’s Milton Keynes! (sorry, couldn’t resist). #wwcnl #
  • There are some odd arguments coming from Labour, we should have higher tax and spend more, but also lower tax to stimulate spending. #wwcnl #
  • Moving to a vote, Labour’s proposal loses 44-6. Tory 0% rise approved 44-6. So no rise in tax for Wandsworth residents this year. #wwcnl #
  • Recession debate. Apparently we should have a credit crunch task force. Wow. #wwcnl #
  • Another suggestion from Labour that we should be reducing tax. Why can’t they at least be consistent? #wwcnl #
  • A lull in Tweeting, have to speak later on in this debate, although the arguments I’m answering are fairly incoherent. #wwcnl #
  • Well, my speech went down well, rapturous applause & a standing ovation (if only). Now for the opposition leader to have a go at me. #wwcnl #
  • And the last vote: council’s recession package approved 44-6. Apparently Labour don’t think we should do anything to help. #wwcnl #
  • And that’s that. Meeting over, let me know if you enjoyed it. Or not. #wwcnl #
  • Well, home from the meeting, and my wife is watching Bridget Jones. Should have gone to the pub! #
  • The first of my posts on Twittering a council meeting, an aggregation of the Tweets: http://bit.ly/6S9A0 #
  • And part two of my set of three on last night’s council meeting. Some thought on live Tweeting the meetig. http://bit.ly/ee66 #
  • And the last of my trilogy of council meeting posts: http://bit.ly/BWKeI Warning: it contains a bit of politics but mainly disappointment. #
  • Interesting chat with @agentoffortune, put the world to rights & a couple of ideas to take forward. But first an afternoon of baby-sitting. #
  • Wandsworth’s first news related YouTube video: http://snipurl.com/do0tq (via @wandbc) #
  • Why is Annie Lennox getting so much airtime? Especially when Ash did it so much better. #
  • Anyone any idea how long it should take to recursively change file permissions on a Time Capsule? Have I done something very very stupid? #
  • I continue to question my Sky subscription: god knows how many channels there are and nothing is even suitable for the background. #
  • Have sort of tackled the subject of what councillors do… actually, I’ve probably not tackled it at all http://is.gd/ndpF #
  • If you sign up the IDeA’s Cllrs connected: social media conference 4-6 April you get to listen to me! http://bit.ly/1X6mwH (via @ingridk) #
  • This is going to sound really uncharitable, but d #
  • This is going to sound really uncharitable, but do I really have to watch Davina McColl all night? #
  • I wish I could watch something, or someone else, but I don’t have sole control of channel choice… Alcohol may be my only hope. #
  • Davina McCall replaced by Claudia Winkelman… I think I’m going to do some work and let my wife tell me when the good bits are on. #
  • I’ve found grey hairs, a family of them, left temple. My inner pessimist knows I’m getting old, the optimist is pleased it not ear hair. #
  • I love Albert Bridge http://post.ly/8Ai #
  • Well, the sun’s well over the yard-arm in LA. Time for some drinkies. #
  • In a Bugaboo convoy heading to Battersea Park. There’s no getting away from the fact I’m an SW11 dad. #
  • Back from a loooong walk round Battersea Park. I’m biased, but a truly fantastic park, you should go. (& started #CNPS, but only got to 9.) #
  • I can’t believe I’d not played with the Tweetie/Instapaper integration before: it’s great. #

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