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And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial.


Plush new health spa. Does that name change sound beneficial enough to you? http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9753140.Hydro_may_become_a_plush_new_health_spa/


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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 12:32:43 PM »
How about 'Yet another Swindon giveaway'.............. :wink:

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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 01:34:29 PM »
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He said the council has already discussed plans with about two operators .......

"About two?" Surely the man has a sufficient number of fingers to enable some sort of accuracy at this low number.  Or is this the "accountant" in him coming out?

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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 01:35:52 PM »
And at what point were we to be invited to comment? 
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 02:18:04 PM »
Run it down then flog it off. Its another example of asset stripping.
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 03:14:31 PM »
It's another example of "something"!

Calling it "asset stripping" is far too polite  :censored:
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 05:11:16 PM »
Mmmm.

Stripping is merely a precursor to what actually happens, metaphorically speaking.
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012, 10:50:23 PM »
If Rod Bluh changed his name to be beneficial? Would it be Spartacus?

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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 12:33:08 AM »
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He said the council has already discussed plans with about two operators .......

"About two?" Surely the man has a sufficient number of fingers to enable some sort of accuracy at this low number.  Or is this the "accountant" in him coming out?

Well....yes, the Leader of the Council does claim to be an accountant, despite the mountain of evidence which suggests, to cynically vile bastards like me, that he suffers from a significant impairment which affects his ability to do simple sums, recall promises he has made or writing letters to which he has already signed his name. 

He also seems to have significant problems discerning the difference between fantasy and reality and all too frequently presents one as the other. I fear, based on the number of hotels in Swindon, that he has also confused a street map of Swindon with a Waddingtons Monopoly board.   

I can't remember the last time he opened his mouth or appeared in print and didn't revel himself to be so completely out of touch with Swindon and its residents that we need to find a completely new word to describe this particular collection of political symptoms.   

Yesterday I suggested to DaMellon that the culmulative affect of Bluhliganism on Swindon reminded me of a virus or a even a bacteriophage, (a virus which lives inside a bacteria), sweeping across the town, infecting and destroying everything it touches.

DaMellon was quiet for a few seconds, head bent down slightly as he reflected on my comments.  When he lifted his head again, he said just two words: "Ebluhla Virus"

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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 04:22:23 PM »
The trouble is Swindon is 'For Sale' and if someone comes along with an offer, never mind how ridiculous it receives an enthusiastic response.

Dare I mention Digital City as a classic example of our apparent vulnerability.

Now how much does it take to make the Swindon Card and the income derived from it irrelevant?

What was that I heard about the family silver and once it is sold that's it - it's gone forever and then what will you do Rod, offer yourself up to the highest bidder?  Well at least you could be value for someone else's money!

Never mind I wonder what will be next?

As an afterthought if he goes on like this much longer the Council and its Chief Executive become a complete irrelevance so why not put the Civic up for Sale and fire all the Officers and for that matter the Councillors as well!!  It would save a fortune!!!   :crazy2:

Well with all the important decisions being taken by the 'few' why do we need them?

Come on Councillors justify your existence!!

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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 04:47:33 PM »
"so why not put the Civic up for Sale"

Wow there, hasn't that already been mentioned?, prime land etc.  by the time they have finished re-organising the last re-organisation (and devolving down to Localities) there will be too much room in the Civic Offices and they will be able at last, to move back into the old Town Hall.
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 06:46:52 PM »
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"THE historic Health Hydro could be refurbished as a plush health spa under an ambitious £2m project by Swindon Council.

The grade II-listed building, in Milton Road, was built in 1892 for the town’s railway workers and would be brought back to its Victorian glory but boast 21st century facilities to attract users from across the region.

Council leader, Rod Bluh, said the facility was currently subsidised so the idea was to find a private spa operator to pay for the refurbishment, place it better in the marketplace, and run the council-owned building at a profit. "

Isn't this another re-invention of the wheel? in fact, isn't this another WiFi?

How many health/spa/fitness service providers already exist, in their own premises, in Swindon? so, once again and just like his wifi'asco foray into the already well-provided for world of digital communications, (and we know how that ended), we witness Bluh diving into another business area about which he knows sfa, once again using public money like personalised political flotation aids.    yes folks, he's leapt vibrantly into another market place already stuffed full of providers, simultaneously claiming to be able to place the Milton Road Hydro 'better in the marketplace' and deliver a mini lecture about 'getting it right'.  Oh deary, deary me.....

I also note that Rodders seems to be personally leading the charge, (again), when this surely is within the portfolio of minister for leisure, Keith Williams?  I remember Roddy taking similar personal charge of a regeneration project, having previously made sure that his then-minister for regeneration, Phil Young, was safely out of the way, organised a photo-shoot and nicked the credit. 

That project also failed IIRC.   
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012, 09:47:51 PM »
"so why not put the Civic up for Sale"

Wow there, hasn't that already been mentioned?, prime land etc.  by the time they have finished re-organising the last re-organisation (and devolving down to Localities) there will be too much room in the Civic Offices and they will be able at last, to move back into the old Town Hall.

Yes, it has been mentioned.....

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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 07:19:46 AM »
So, has Rodders renamed it yet? if so, what's it called now, 'Bluh Waters'?


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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 08:48:22 AM »
Or 'Wild Bluh Yonder'
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 05:45:22 PM »
So, has Rodders renamed it yet? if so, what's it called now, 'Bluh Waters'?

Or 'Wild Bluh Yonder'

Very good   :clap: :clap:
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 06:22:54 PM »
Or Bluh La-goon?
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2012, 08:26:17 PM »
The Dead Sea.

Here be monsters.
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 06:47:19 PM »
How about Bluh Ray?
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Re: "And Coun Bluh believes a name change might be beneficial."
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2012, 10:20:26 PM »
So, has Rodders renamed it yet? if so, what's it called now, 'Bluh Waters'?

Or 'Wild Bluh Yonder'

Very good   :clap: :clap:

Or Bluh Lagoon Lampoon