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Offline Terry Reynolds

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« on: October 08, 2012, 11:05:52 AM »
Cant see any mentionof the death of Doreen Dart, will this bring about a hung council, will the next would be councillor, take the conservative tag etc.. Will Jim now promote his party even more to get a hold on issues etc... :wink:



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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »
The story is covered here Kohima:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9971065.Feisty____Mrs_Blunsdon____will_be_sorely_missed/

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 03:58:45 PM »
Yes, I read that this morning, but it doesnt answer my questions above does it.. :wink:

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 05:14:07 PM »
Doreen was a dedicated councillor of whom I had the greatest respect. She told me once that she wished she had become one earlier in life, but as anyone who knew her would agree, her life was full, varied and not without its hardships. I sat on committees with Doreen and learned a lot from her. We never allowed our differing political views to get in the way of getting the job done as we shared priorities and a sense of what we were on the council for and I always looked forward to our meetings. Hearing the news of her death over the weekend was a shock as I hadn't realised how far along her journey she was. I will miss her. A true Lady.

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Re: council hold.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 12:41:13 AM »

Always a shame when someone dies, whatever the rosette colour. 

That said, I had Rex Barnett two steps above Doreen Dart on the 'Likely 2012 by-elections' list.


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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 08:35:04 AM »
RIP  Doreen - Respect.

She never failed to speak - met her through Womens Equality Forum.
Oi! Listen mush. Old eyes, remember? I’ve been around the block a few times. More than a few. They’ve knocked down the blocks I’ve been around and rebuilt them as bigger blocks. Super blocks. And I’ve been round them as well.  The Doctor (Night Terrors)

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 04:24:24 PM »
I must agree with Rochelle as Doreen Dart worked hard at every commitee for equalitys over the years and despite a difference in the poltical coulour was allways fair and usefull to ask for help with anything to do with the council ,i was shocked on reading about her death in the adver but not that suprised as she did not look well when i last spoke to her. she was one of the most committed people in the council

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 08:54:09 AM »
I don't know who gave the Adver the photo of Doreen that they printed today, but it's awful.

Doreen was never less than immaculately turned out when I saw her, and that's show she ought, and would want to be, remembered.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 09:29:29 PM »
I only met Doreen a few times   - I  heard her speak up well for the people that she represented on a number of occasions in the civic in the last few months & I'm sorry to hear the news. I had a laugh with her about handsome pilots and the charity auction, she struck me as a committed and fiesty lady.
Its humbling to know that she was so poorly and still made the time and effort to stay so involved.

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 11:19:35 PM »
My sister worked for both Thamesdown Borough Council and Wiltshire County Council in the nineteen eighties and early nineteen ninety's and wrote to me tonight by email from her home in France on receipt of this sad news.

'Doe was a true public servant who despite her politics had a heart of gold and was a pleasure to work with.   She was particularly strong on the women's issues projects I developed and actively assisted wherever she could sometimes against her political party's views!'

More of what I understood about Doreen without the sentimentality expressed in the Adver and my sister is not one to give out compliments lightly!!






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