Monday, December 05, 2016

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 346

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10. We'll have to go to Wilkinsons and buy a lot more outside lights.

9. It's all women down here.

8. He likes technology and is a right knob.

7. I've not heard what you were talking about.

6. I've seen a lot of things, but nothing like that.

5. There was clapping but it was just from that really annoying mother we all hate.

4. She is really shy, but that's not put her off taking her clothes off.

3. But it's okay apparently, because he did pay his council tax eventually.

2. What was it? Marmalade? Again?

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. You know Tim's got a GoPro, he dropped it in the lake.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Heenan's Half-Resignation In Council Tax Dispute

"A blip on the radar" is what Dale Heenan called his late payment dispute of council tax that saw his name revealed today and his resignation from the cabinet, but remaining as a councillor.

It seems odd that resigning from his cabinet post but not as a councillor was seen as an appropriate response especially when he also recognised that councillors should be held to a higher standard than a member of the public.

In a last hurrah for Heenan's flagship project as Cabinet Member for Sustainability, Transport & Highways, the tarmac at Bruce Street Bridges that started to crack yesterday evening, just 7 months after the long delayed project was deemed finished, was being replaced this lunchtime, causing 30 minute delays to thousands of Swindon travellers.

They were replacing one metre square area of tarmac.

Cheers Dale! Good to see your council tax being well spent!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Rotten Borough Reality - Democratic Transparency Optional Extra in Swindon

Swindon Borough Council has refused to name the Swindon Borough Councillor who was taken to court for not paying their council tax, with the now legendary quote that "we would not release the details of a member of the public in such circumstances". They then say that they consider a councillor has the same right to privacy.

It appears they have no legal leg to stand on, as other local authorities have named councillors under the same circumstances. Meanwhile the dismissive attitude of SBC on a matter of transparency when councillors should be held to a greater level of moral integrity than anyone else in the town shows just how far things have fallen in the rotten borough.

So, like the Swindon Advertiser (which gets top marks for some quality local political coverage), Swindon Centric says : Give us the name.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 345

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10. That's her in the photo, pointing towards the door.

9. I prefer prosecco myself.

8. It's all mud, right the way the front door of the shop.

7. He ran off holding his scratch card and singing.

6. We snuck into the bad guys treehouse lair.

5. She's quite right wing in her views, she should be in Trump's cabinet.

4. No there were prawns in it and you know that we don't agree with each other.

3. There were four together and the drivers were all laughing.

2. Tina had nothing but goat's cheese and tic tacs in her handbag.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. We'd probably have accidentally cooked ourselves in the night.

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last Week ; 344

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10. She was as nice as pie.

9. That's what's so amazing about her.

8. I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or hit him.

7. You look like you've got a spray tan.

6. But really, I've got a serious question for you concerning our future.

5. You can keep those fish fingers I've no interest.

4. You are evil, you are an evil man.

3. It's been so successful I didn't know where to look.

2. They've said it could be a lie.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. You know back in the day we could let someone apply for it and turn them down for being an idiot, now we have no choice but to offer them the job,

Overheard something we've missed? Then let us know.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last (Last) Week ; 343

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10. But you don't need me to tell you that.

9. We need to keep it secret until it's announced.

8. Someone from X-Factor, it could be the producer for all I know.

7. Mandy already told Gil what he wanted to hear.

6. No 20 million, it's a really big number.

5. Forget about that until we get home.

4. Scrap that as a present, I'll just get him a voucher.

3. You have no sense of decorum.

2. But it was on my phone, it's true.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. He actually won, so what happens now?

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Top Ten Things Overheard On Swindon's Buses Last (Last) Week ; 342

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10. Continue along here and turn left at the top.

9. There was frost, then rain, then sun.

8. It's the responsibility of all those people who you see upstairs.

7. He doesn't really have a home if you consider it.

6. They're changing it but no-one understands.

5. Is that the same dress you had on yesterday?

4. You've really got to work at being better for her.

3. The first word out of her mouth was moaning.

2. Shocked and horrified sums it up mate.

And the number one overheard phrase on Swindon's buses from last week is...

1. There's no way he will win.

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