Rick Seymour

Knitted Coffee Cosy

Sometimes a you might want a strong coffee brew and leaving your coffee in the cafetiere for 6+ minutes can leave it a little tepid. So how about a “Knitted Coffee Cosy”, something to keep your coffee nice a snug whilst you have your toast. This cute example was knit by my mum. What do you []

Hest Bank beach

The beaches of Morecambe Bay offer an amazing panorama of the shoreline from Heysham through Grange over Sands round to Barrow & Ulverston. These  views are amazingly comparable to any I’ve seen before with the sunshine over Morecambe Bay stretching over the wind turbines out at sea. The beaches have exposed sea shells which crunch []

New mobile – Motorola ATRIX

When you reside yourself to using a phone that’s more than a decade old with a battery life shorter than a calculator, it’s then time to replace. So, from ebay I bought a Motorola ATRIX

Seawynds Hest Bank

The previous tenant called this flat “her little haven”, and that is a sentiment I can fully understand. This 1 bed flat in the centre of Hest Bank opposite (and overlooking) “The Hest Bank” pub, gives amazing views of Morecambe Bay on two sides, with near panoramic views of some of Lancashire’s most beautiful scenery. []

NESTA quango to be replaced with Trust and Charity

Department for Business Innovation and Skills and hosting a consultation on whether the quango NESTA should be abolished and replaced with a Trust and a Charity to manage government innovation initatives. Question 1: Do you agree that NESTA should have increased independence from Government? NESTA enables the government to fund projects that benefit society. I []

3 Wind Turbines by Peel Energy at Heysham Port

Peel Energy have submitted a Planning Application (11/00816/FUL) to build 3 wind turbines on the harbour wall of Heysham Port. Below is a map showing the locations of the 3 turbines. Each wind turbine will have a height (from ground to top of the blade tip) of 125 metres. Peel group’s assets include The Trafford []

Lancashire North constituency (Preston North, Garstang & Wyre)

This is a proposal to maintain the Preston North & Wyre constituencies into a Lancashire North constituency in response to the 1st draft consultation by the Boundary Commission. This rural constituency similar to Cumbria North, creates a region that links rural towns and villages such as Pilling, Greate Eccleston, Garstang and Longridge. This natural fit []

Cumbria North (Penrith & Keswick & Wigton) Constituency

This is a proposal to create a rural Cumbria North constituency in response to the 1st draft consultation by the Boundary Commission, comprising the areas of Penrith, Keswick, Wigton. Of all my proposals, this is by far the largest constituency in the North West, in terms of geography not population, however is similar size to []

Lancaster and Morecambe Constituency

This is a proposal to merge the Lancaster & Fleetwood and Morecambe & Lunesdale constituencies into a Lancaster and Morecambe constituency in response to the 1st draft consultation by the Boundary Commission. This boundary takes in the complete urban areas of Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham and the villages of Middleton and Overton, but excludes Carnforth []

Carlisle Constituency

These are my counter proposals for the Carlisle Constituency to the Boundary Commission’s 1st draft consultation following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. I propose to extend the constituency southward and westward, following the communication links of Kirkbrampton and Dalston, taking in wards neighbouring the Solway Firth. However to accommodate these wards there is a requirement []

Barrow in Furness Constituency

Here I describe the extending the boundary of the Barrow-in-Furness constituency northward along the coast as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. Based on the 2010 boundary for Barrow in Furness (with 2011 population data) gives a constituency population of just []

Preston Constituency

Here I describe the rational for roughly maintaining the 2010 boundary of Preston constituency as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. The 1st draft put forward by the Boundary Commission sees Preston gaining Sharoe Green & Greyfriars wards and loosing Fishwick []

Counter proposals to the Boundary Commission redraw of Constituencies

Using my Boundary Mapping tool I have redrawn the boundary lines for the constituencies in Cumbria and Lancashire, following the rules set out in the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. This has been done by moving electoral wards from one constituency to another. My proposals see merging of Workington constituency into Whitehaven and Workington Constituency merging []

NHS Indifference

On the day the Conservative Party conference in Manchester hails that the NHS is safe with the Tories, is by coincidence is the day my 83 year old grand-mother travelled from Preston to Manchester for an eye operation. She got up at 5am, and headed to Manchester for the operation. She arrived, was gowned up []

Westmorland Constituency

Here I describe the rational for retaining the Westmorland & Lonsdale constituency, which is due for deletion, as part of the Boundary Commission’s consultation into the 1st draft of the boundary review following the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2011. I propose to retain much of the existing Westmorland and Lonsdale Constituency, including Ambleside, Windermere and Kendal, []