Category: Perspectives

Is ART work – or survival?

  19th October 2020 It isn’t hard to understand why the current slogan “Art is Work” has gained approval in the UK’s arts communities, especially as a meme on social media. In these fragile times when almost everyone has a hand beseeching in Rishi Sunak’s direction artists fear, not without reason, being ignored and impoverished.…

The South Hams are under threat…

Government proposals to relax planning laws could have a permanent & profound effect on our area. Opinion- 12th September 2020 Updated 18th September 2020 The ‘white paper’ from August 2020 is a consultation which “covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England” Radical reform unlike anything we have seen since…

A call for re-instatement of democracy at SHDC

 25th April 2020 Call for re-instatement of democracy after South Hams District Council closes down scrutiny and active involvement of Councillors Tucked away in the depths of Local Government papers, protocols and meetings, South Hams District Council held an extraordinary meeting on Thursday (23.4.20) where a protocol, ostensibly following new Government regulations to enable remote…