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A time of change - a time of opportunity

This campaign tip (no. 12) was published on Saturday, 12th January 2019
I'm writing this in early January 2019 - when the big topic on the agenda is Brexit and we don't know where the country is headed or what will happen. Should we just "sit tight" on campaigning?

No - a time of change is a time of opportunity. To have the ideas and suggestions out there and reaching people who may be looking for ways forward. The cards are all thrown up in the air and those of us who are campaigning can look to blow a little wind to help them fall in a way that suits. Far better than to wait for them to settle and then look to alter them again!

From my postbag, and shown in today's supporting picture "I note that a lot of premises there started to change hands rather frequently, and a lot of offices that used to be busy are now standing empty. If we crash out of the EU in March, and the UK economy takes the plunge causing even more businesses to close or relocate, would Aztec West still be a desirable location for a new station?" Answer - a darned good time to have it on the agenda. What better way than to help the region's economy in the months and years to come?
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Contact details

These pages are written by Graham Ellis of Melksham, Wiltshire. Overlapping a life in IT and IT training, with running a hotel and campaigning for improved public transport, Graham has never been quiet - though he's starting to wind down gently now. He no longer takes overnight guests and has stepped doen from the "Community Rail Officer" role which he accidentally aquired. So he now has more time to write pages such as these and to travel in the UK. He'll be delighted to speak with your group or take a look through your case or camapaign, but be alerted that his time is not limitless even now, and he still has to keep the wolf from the door.

Postal: 48, Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7NY
Phonal: 01225 708225
Emailal: graham -at-
Or reach me on the Coffee Shop Forum (User Grahame) facilities

What a difference a campaign makes!

It probably wouldn't have happened without a strong community campaign with which I have been involved. Most days through 2019 I'll be sharing a thought, an idea, a way of working or an experience. Come back here for the links. Discussions via the Coffee Shop Forum - Graham Ellis, 31st December 2018

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