Bournemouth and Poole deserves a College (that shares its name) with far better management and accountability

(Post made at 1620 UK BST time on 6 Oct 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). This site now has a proper domain: https://improvebpcollege.com. I'm proud of Bournemouth and have loved living here for just over 20 years now. It is a matter of great concern and shame … Continue reading Bournemouth and Poole deserves a College (that shares its name) with far better management and accountability

“We do not tolerate dishonesty within the profession we regulate” (SRA)

(Post made at 1413 UK BST time on 6 Oct 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).   From the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)'s website about suspected dishonesty of a solicitor (the bold emphasis is mine): We do not tolerate dishonesty within the profession we regulate. Those we regulate … Continue reading “We do not tolerate dishonesty within the profession we regulate” (SRA)

New Home! Blog moved here, copy of old site header

(Post made at 0935 BST UK time on 27 Sep 2018 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). I have set up this new WordPress blog today, to replace my previous Blogger one (which was at https://musicmattersandculture.blogspot.com/). I have migrated all posts, comments and tags from the Blogger site to this … Continue reading New Home! Blog moved here, copy of old site header

No Bournemouth and Poole College Board minutes published for the last 6 months?

(Post made at 1903 on 1 Dec 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests). From: Patrick LeeSent: 01 December 2017 18:57To: 'clerk@thecollege.co.uk' Subject: No College Board minutes published since June?Public & non confidentialDear Clerk to the CorporationThe College website states that it endorses the Nolan Committee principles (*) for those … Continue reading No Bournemouth and Poole College Board minutes published for the last 6 months?

Why was a long overdue CWYM fire drill delayed for over five months, given that 2 fires had taken place recently at the same College site?

(Post made at 1609 BST UK time on 12 Jul 2017 in a personal capacity.  Please see here for important background and disclosure of interests).A fire drill took place at the Centre for Wessex Young Musicians (CWYM) on Saturday 24 June 2017. To the best of my knowledge this was the first fire drill at … Continue reading Why was a long overdue CWYM fire drill delayed for over five months, given that 2 fires had taken place recently at the same College site?