Two stories for the price of one from Chairman Theo Chalmers this month in December’s edition of Business MK: p06 december 2012. Click then double click to open the PDF file to read this column; the issues Theo raises raise concerns for you and your family travelling around Milton Keynes. It is not just in Manhattan that infrastructure has been found wanting, as the latest tragedy in Japan shows: http://www.smh.com.au/world/police-retrieve-bodies-after-tunnel-collapse-20121203-2apy8.html.
Listen to the people: p08 november 2012. Click then double click to read the PDF file of Chairman Theo Chalmers’s column from Business MK on that subject so dear to our hearts.
In his October column Chairman Theo Chalmers questions the curious and unwelcome survival of the Milton Keynes Partnership planning sub committee: p17 october 2012. Click then double click to open the PDF file to read his story of the unelected committee, which despite the demise of its parent organisation, is still able to impose unwelcome planning decisions on the unsuspecting cirizens of Milton Keynes.
Erban Eden is not against change, which protects our econimic future, if it builds on our unique heritage. In his September column Chairmain Theo Chalmers introduces a bold plan for expansion of the CentreMK. Click on p06 september 2012, then double click to open the PDF file to read how retail expansion does not have to trash Secklow Gate.
In his August column in Business MK Chairman Theo Chalmers argues that the proposals by The Parks Trust to dispose of inconvenient parcels of land in their care sets a dangerous precident. Click on p06 august 2012, then double click on the PDF file to read the full story.
This month the spotlight falls on the lack of investment in healthcare services as Milton Keynes continues to grow. Click on p09 june 2012 and double click on the PDF file to read Chairman Theo Chalmers’s uncomfortable and disturbing personal experience of our NHS system stretched beyond capacity. The Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (see: http://www.miltonkeynesccg.nhs.uk/ is going to have real problems without adequate investment in our healthcare infrastructure.
In his May column in Business MK Chairman Theo Chalmers reports on the opportunity to influence the development of the city centre. Click on p13 may 2012 then double click on the PDF file to read how a wiki-based consultation by the Alliance CMK gives the business community in particular a say how they want to see our city centre developed.
At last the delivery of decent broadband services is gathering pace in Milton keynes. In his latest column Chairman Theo Chalmers shares his positive experiences. Click on p15 april 2011, then double click on the PDF file to read Theo’s story in Business MK.
The Homes & Communties Agency seems set on foisting another hub disaster on Milton Keynes. Click on p06 march 2012 and double click on the PDF file to read Chairman Theo Chalmers’s lastest column in which he despairs of the lack of vision by developers and their lack of commitment to maintain standards of excellence.
Current Council leaders seem to be prepared to talk to Urban Eden. In his February column Chairman Theo Chalmers shares his optimism that maybe they are listening. Click on p06 february 2012, then double click on the PDF file to read what Theo has to say.