Sheila Martin

A Day Out with the Donkey’s.

Who’d be a Sandwell borough council ratepayer? It’s an onerous condition. If you’re not having to pay to persecute elderly war widows, then you’re having to dig deep in your pocket to fund days out at the seaside for policemen and councillors. £2,000 quid was the cost of the last seaside jolly. A day on […]

March 31, 2011

The Blog Society

Did you hear it? Friday night, around tea-time? The crunch of gears engaging, the whine of engines turning over. Perhaps you smelt the noxious diesel fumes as Sandwell Borough Council revved up their engines, lowered their gun turrets and reversed their tanks off the front lawn they have been parked on for the past 136 […]

October 10, 2010

Erewash eyewash.

Ms Raccoon is still swishing her tail angrily in the direction of Sandwell Council, and pawing the ground impatiently at the sheer length of time it is taking to transfer Sheila Martin’s ‘file’ from the warden’s department of Sandwell Council to the Legal Services Department in the same building – who are responsible for deciding […]

September 7, 2010

Waspish Sensibilities.

Venom courses through the veins and arteries of the main stream media today, venom, fear and loathing, of the Blogosphere. Ironically, most of the poison laden words appear in the on-line versions as well as the dead tree press – they may despise the Blogosphere, but they are too frightened of being left behind to […]

September 6, 2010

Fighting ‘them’ on the Sandwell.

70 years ago this week, Winston Churchill made his famous speech immortalising the words ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ He did so to rally every man and woman in these Isles to support the war effort: “because we have been nurtured in freedom […]

August 22, 2010

In every grain of Sandwell, there is the story of the future…..

Fearlessly seeking cigarette ash on the streets of Sandwell. We start the week with a little humdinger from the People’s Republic of Sandwell. In 2008, Sandwell was one of only three district Councils to be awarded the lowest ‘poor’ rating by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in respect of the rubbish in […]

August 16, 2010