Ethnic event 'vital for Warrington' - councillor

Warrington Guardian: Clr Tony Higgins Clr Tony Higgins

THE town’s second annual ethnic reception, to take place on Monday, will help ‘further enhance’ the reputation of Warrington, says a councillor.

Clr Tony Higgins (Lab - Fairfield and Howley) said the event, organised by Warrington Arts Council. is vital.

He added: “As the ward councillor for a multi ethnic ward like Fairfield and Howley it's really important to bring together the many diverse and cultural groups that make Warrington the great town that it is.

“The reputation of Warrington is further enhanced by events like this and it's Mela later in the year.

“Through the Warrington Arts Council we aim to use art and culture as a common bond between the many ethnic groups and further strengthen relationships."

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11:23am Sat 31 May 14

tojahejome says...

When the council say 'Ethnic' groups, does this mean all ethnic groups including the white/english.
When the council say 'Ethnic' groups, does this mean all ethnic groups including the white/english. tojahejome
  • Score: 15

2:37pm Sat 31 May 14

mac says...

Even suggesting that will have someone screaming "Racist" at you. For no other reason than we are supposed to be British, not English.
Even suggesting that will have someone screaming "Racist" at you. For no other reason than we are supposed to be British, not English. mac
  • Score: 11

6:16pm Sat 31 May 14

*Spartan* says...

tojahejome wrote:
When the council say 'Ethnic' groups, does this mean all ethnic groups including the white/english.
Don't be silly tojahejome. Labour aren't interested in your vote, Its the ethnic one that keeps them in power. Thats why its vital for them, they aren't interested in what voters really think.
[quote][p][bold]tojahejome[/bold] wrote: When the council say 'Ethnic' groups, does this mean all ethnic groups including the white/english.[/p][/quote]Don't be silly tojahejome. Labour aren't interested in your vote, Its the ethnic one that keeps them in power. Thats why its vital for them, they aren't interested in what voters really think. *Spartan*
  • Score: 14

10:29pm Sat 31 May 14

PageA says...

You boys have a real problem. Get over it.
You boys have a real problem. Get over it. PageA
  • Score: -12

10:44am Sun 1 Jun 14

muckerman says...

What’s an “ethnic reception”?
Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own?
...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s?
Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.
What’s an “ethnic reception”? Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own? ...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s? Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please. muckerman
  • Score: 17

11:21am Sun 1 Jun 14

PageA says...

muckerman wrote:
What’s an “ethnic reception”?
Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own?
...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s?
Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.
Muckerman, you need to be involved here. Sniping about the people who are trying to promote dialogue and integration is all well and good but surely sitting at home on your computer isn't going to help anyone. Get involved, start talking, take the conversation off the people who just want to run a box-ticking exercise and make things better. It's ridiculous that in 2014 an 'ethnic reception' should exist but your comments highlight the fact that it's still needed in this town
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: What’s an “ethnic reception”? Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own? ...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s? Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.[/p][/quote]Muckerman, you need to be involved here. Sniping about the people who are trying to promote dialogue and integration is all well and good but surely sitting at home on your computer isn't going to help anyone. Get involved, start talking, take the conversation off the people who just want to run a box-ticking exercise and make things better. It's ridiculous that in 2014 an 'ethnic reception' should exist but your comments highlight the fact that it's still needed in this town PageA
  • Score: -10

3:15pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Cllr Tony Higgins says...

I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation . Cllr Tony Higgins
  • Score: -2

3:20pm Sun 1 Jun 14

PageA says...

Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
[quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor! PageA
  • Score: -3

3:20pm Sun 1 Jun 14

PageA says...

..you know..apart from the use of the word "payed"
..you know..apart from the use of the word "payed" PageA
  • Score: -4

3:22pm Sun 1 Jun 14

PageA says...

Could do with you over on the Ukip conversation too if you've got a minute? ..and you're really interested in promoting harmony between our communities
Could do with you over on the Ukip conversation too if you've got a minute? ..and you're really interested in promoting harmony between our communities PageA
  • Score: -3

8:26pm Sun 1 Jun 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

I came across the MELA by sheer coincidence. My only constructive criticism would be that there was either little or no publicity that I was aware of. I fortunately had a few minutes to spare on my journey through Palmyra Square and enjoyed what i witnessed and bought an ice-cream as well.
I came across the MELA by sheer coincidence. My only constructive criticism would be that there was either little or no publicity that I was aware of. I fortunately had a few minutes to spare on my journey through Palmyra Square and enjoyed what i witnessed and bought an ice-cream as well. SAC_in_Warrington
  • Score: -1

8:26pm Sun 1 Jun 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

I came across the MELA by sheer coincidence. My only constructive criticism would be that there was either little or no publicity that I was aware of. I fortunately had a few minutes to spare on my journey through Palmyra Square and enjoyed what i witnessed and bought an ice-cream as well.
I came across the MELA by sheer coincidence. My only constructive criticism would be that there was either little or no publicity that I was aware of. I fortunately had a few minutes to spare on my journey through Palmyra Square and enjoyed what i witnessed and bought an ice-cream as well. SAC_in_Warrington
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members".
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!"
This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well!
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor![/p][/quote]this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . 1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members". The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . 2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!" This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 7

4:57pm Mon 2 Jun 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members".
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!"
This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well!
Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor![/p][/quote]this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . 1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members". The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . 2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!" This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well![/p][/quote]Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance PageA
  • Score: -4

5:08pm Mon 2 Jun 14

muckerman says...

PageA wrote:
muckerman wrote:
What’s an “ethnic reception”?
Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own?
...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s?
Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.
Muckerman, you need to be involved here. Sniping about the people who are trying to promote dialogue and integration is all well and good but surely sitting at home on your computer isn't going to help anyone. Get involved, start talking, take the conversation off the people who just want to run a box-ticking exercise and make things better. It's ridiculous that in 2014 an 'ethnic reception' should exist but your comments highlight the fact that it's still needed in this town
I asked for more information about this event, not to be told what I need to be doing by some deluded hippy!

Don't think we will we ever get to address the real serious issues of integration (like I list above) with Morris Dancers and Pipers - though it's a sincere cute gesture :)
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: What’s an “ethnic reception”? Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own? ...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s? Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.[/p][/quote]Muckerman, you need to be involved here. Sniping about the people who are trying to promote dialogue and integration is all well and good but surely sitting at home on your computer isn't going to help anyone. Get involved, start talking, take the conversation off the people who just want to run a box-ticking exercise and make things better. It's ridiculous that in 2014 an 'ethnic reception' should exist but your comments highlight the fact that it's still needed in this town[/p][/quote]I asked for more information about this event, not to be told what I need to be doing by some deluded hippy! Don't think we will we ever get to address the real serious issues of integration (like I list above) with Morris Dancers and Pipers - though it's a sincere cute gesture :) muckerman
  • Score: 5

5:09pm Mon 2 Jun 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members".
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!"
This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well!
Councillors are not salaried they are only paid their expenses. They are not even allowed to work for WBC, but can work for a neighbouring council.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor![/p][/quote]this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . 1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members". The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . 2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!" This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well![/p][/quote]Councillors are not salaried they are only paid their expenses. They are not even allowed to work for WBC, but can work for a neighbouring council. SAC_in_Warrington
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Mon 2 Jun 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members".
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!"
This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well!
Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance
This is not golf PageA and there will be no new holes to tear. This maybe a pastime of yours but please keep that to yourself and not publicise your personnel preferences!
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor![/p][/quote]this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . 1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members". The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . 2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!" This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well![/p][/quote]Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance[/p][/quote]This is not golf PageA and there will be no new holes to tear. This maybe a pastime of yours but please keep that to yourself and not publicise your personnel preferences! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 5

6:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

PageA says...

muckerman wrote:
PageA wrote:
muckerman wrote:
What’s an “ethnic reception”?
Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own?
...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s?
Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.
Muckerman, you need to be involved here. Sniping about the people who are trying to promote dialogue and integration is all well and good but surely sitting at home on your computer isn't going to help anyone. Get involved, start talking, take the conversation off the people who just want to run a box-ticking exercise and make things better. It's ridiculous that in 2014 an 'ethnic reception' should exist but your comments highlight the fact that it's still needed in this town
I asked for more information about this event, not to be told what I need to be doing by some deluded hippy!

Don't think we will we ever get to address the real serious issues of integration (like I list above) with Morris Dancers and Pipers - though it's a sincere cute gesture :)
Chill your beans brother man...your mind is like a parachute it doesn't work unless it's open. Peace out. Go make some new friends, pick your knuckles up off the ground and join the rest of us here in 2014. Much love x
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: What’s an “ethnic reception”? Do they discuss the evils of backward bigoted religions, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings, forced marriage, or intolerance of other religions other than their own? ...Or is it all just sucking up for votes like stated above, or is it just looking at pretty pictures and getting henna tattoo’s? Maybe someone who attended the first one could enlighten us all who sadly missed it. A bit more info WG please.[/p][/quote]Muckerman, you need to be involved here. Sniping about the people who are trying to promote dialogue and integration is all well and good but surely sitting at home on your computer isn't going to help anyone. Get involved, start talking, take the conversation off the people who just want to run a box-ticking exercise and make things better. It's ridiculous that in 2014 an 'ethnic reception' should exist but your comments highlight the fact that it's still needed in this town[/p][/quote]I asked for more information about this event, not to be told what I need to be doing by some deluded hippy! Don't think we will we ever get to address the real serious issues of integration (like I list above) with Morris Dancers and Pipers - though it's a sincere cute gesture :)[/p][/quote]Chill your beans brother man...your mind is like a parachute it doesn't work unless it's open. Peace out. Go make some new friends, pick your knuckles up off the ground and join the rest of us here in 2014. Much love x PageA
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Tue 3 Jun 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members".
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!"
This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well!
Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance
This is not golf PageA and there will be no new holes to tear. This maybe a pastime of yours but please keep that to yourself and not publicise your personnel preferences!
My personnel preference revolve around employing the right people for the right job...if only you'd have had the private education that you value so much
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor![/p][/quote]this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . 1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members". The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . 2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!" This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well![/p][/quote]Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance[/p][/quote]This is not golf PageA and there will be no new holes to tear. This maybe a pastime of yours but please keep that to yourself and not publicise your personnel preferences![/p][/quote]My personnel preference revolve around employing the right people for the right job...if only you'd have had the private education that you value so much PageA
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Wed 4 Jun 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Cllr Tony Higgins wrote:
I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town .
This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited .
This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer.
I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions .
Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups .
Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity .
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .
Well said Councillor!
this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member .
1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members".
The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year .
2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!"
This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well!
Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance
This is not golf PageA and there will be no new holes to tear. This maybe a pastime of yours but please keep that to yourself and not publicise your personnel preferences!
My personnel preference revolve around employing the right people for the right job...if only you'd have had the private education that you value so much
Cheap labour would that be then PageA. We all know why the migrants are doing so well in this country, would that be lack of said private education? Us true British use our brains not our brawn hence the need for labourers to do the jobs we wont. I don't need private education PageA as I am retired and have been for four years as it happens. What will annoy you is that I am only 41 year old! Don't blame me for your inadequateness in life. Such a wonderful life............
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tony Higgins[/bold] wrote: I make no apologies for organising this event , this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being payed for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . Warrington arts council is a great hard working group of volunteers who want to use art ,music and other creative means to engage with minority groups and to build long lasting relationships which in turn can only be a positive to our town . This is NOT a political event and very few politicians will be attending in fact only the mayor who in his role as first citizen and the leaders have been invited . This is to show case a few local talents like the Morris dancers , a local piper and a singer. I'm disheartened by some comment that are clearly founded on gossip and preconceptions . Again as the councillor for a diverse ward like Fairfield and Howley I know first hand the importance of engaging with all groups of people and I'm proud of my achievements in building bridges between these groups . Warrington has a great history and I'm determined to keep on working towards a better Warrington through the love of art ,music and other forms of creativity . The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . I hope through this readers and those who chose to make comments get a clearer understanding that it's not Costing the tax payer any money and it's coming from my pocket and that it's to showcase local talents and art appreciation .[/p][/quote]Well said Councillor![/p][/quote]this isn't costing the tax payer one penny the food and drink is being "payed" (paid) for by myself and another Warrington arts council member . 1. We pay your extortionate wages and the other "Warrington arts council members". The MELA which is held every year in palmyra square is proof of this and is getting bigger and better every year . 2. It will get bigger each year now the floodgates are open!!" This is a prime example of why UKIP did so well![/p][/quote]Councillor Higgins..I think that Labour councillors don't get involved in debates with people like Grumpy Parent on subjects such as this because..(a) they agree with him or (b) they're quite happy that this subject is dividing the conservative vote and are happy to reap the benefits of this regardless of the impact it has on the town and it's communities. As you are involved in this event I doubt that you are (a)..Can you please demonstrate to me that you are also not (b) by tearing Grumpy Parent a new hole. Thanks in advance[/p][/quote]This is not golf PageA and there will be no new holes to tear. This maybe a pastime of yours but please keep that to yourself and not publicise your personnel preferences![/p][/quote]My personnel preference revolve around employing the right people for the right job...if only you'd have had the private education that you value so much[/p][/quote]Cheap labour would that be then PageA. We all know why the migrants are doing so well in this country, would that be lack of said private education? Us true British use our brains not our brawn hence the need for labourers to do the jobs we wont. I don't need private education PageA as I am retired and have been for four years as it happens. What will annoy you is that I am only 41 year old! Don't blame me for your inadequateness in life. Such a wonderful life............ GRUMPY PARENT
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