TAG CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2004
President Andy Morris and the Presidential Team Send best wishes for the festive season to all TAG members and the hope that 2005 will bring a renaissance of TAG activity
At the July meeting of the TAG Council, it was decided that a copy of the Street Genie, to be published by White Young Green would be circulated to all members of TAG. This trailblazing reference CD has now been compiled and a copy is being mailed with the hard copy of this newsletter.
We hope members will find it eases their report writing burdens in the coming months and we thank WYG for agreeing to its circulation and for organising its distribution
A NOTE FROM PAST PRESIDENT RUSSELL EACOTT
Russell is seeking views on the involvement of TAG members with the LGA’s initiatives on Waste management
See the full text of the neswletter for details.
Please give some thought to the matters Russell has raised and please feedback your thoughts to him
Tel: 01480 896053
SURVEYOR LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE
Surveyor magazine has launched a new website, where the latest news, features and jobs are posted. The site features a discussion forum for technical officers to share ideas and ask questions about pretty much anything in the industry. A request for views on the frictional properties of negative textured road surfaces and a debate about whether footways are highway ‘clutter’ are among the latest postings.
Subscribers to the magazine get full access, including to a searchable seven-year archive of all news articles.
The site can be viewed at: www.surveyormagazine.com
THE TYPESETTER’S KNIGHT MAYOR
I have a spelling chequer,
It came with my pea see;
It plainly marques for my revue
Miss steaks eye cannot sea.
Eye strike a quay and right a word
And weight for it two say
Weather I am wrong or write-
It shows me strait away.
As soon as a mist ache is maid,
It nose before two late,
And eye can putt the error rite,
It’s rarely, rarely grate.
I’ve run this poem threw it,
I’m sure yore pleased too no,
It’s letter perfect inn it’s weigh,
My chequer tolled me sew.
Well it is Christmas !!!
The next full Bulletin will go out in Mid February.
Copy please to
ACCESSING THE TAG WEB SITES
You will doubtless remember the note which came out with Bulletin 50 advising how to get onto the web sites.
Some people are still having problems so, the main points are:-
To summarise, if you want to go to the TAG websites
Click onto www.tagonline.co.uk
If you need to get onto the main site click on “Further Information”
If you want to get into the members section to see archived material and membership details go to the contents page of the main site and enter
Hopefully this procedure will enhance and increase the usefulness of the site to members. A new year’s resolution plea from our president Andy Morris – do use the discussion forum facilities we have on both sites – it would be a great achievement if we could get virtual committee (and regional meetings) underway in 2005 as an alternative to real meetings if this is the way forward.
Scrooge is alive and well and operating in a local authority near you – a true story. Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Many members will doubtless recognise the Symptoms
But what is to be done about it??
I am sorry to have to inform you that I am unable to continue with my work with TAG.
This has been coming for some time now.
**BC seems to be going parochial and I have been told to reduce my external actions and stop my
National ones. Regional is still undecided, but I know my A D’s view!!
Some of this is due to the restructure, if I have a post in 2005, and some to the £9.6M shortfall which needs to be pumped into social services and education, again! This means 250 jobs!
I have now ceased my involvement at all national levels, except advice only, and will step down as Chair of **** in March 2006
I have to say I won’t miss the very early morning starts, but will miss the interaction, involvement, friends and contacts I have made over the last 18 years