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The Golcar Circular

Politicians from rival parties getting along, a few thoughts about the future of rural public transport, and translation difficulties with some workmen from Hull

Paul Salveson
12 October 2012
Paul Salveson is a councillor on Kirklees Council and a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield in the department of transport and logistics. He played a leading role in the formation of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), has worked for Northern Rail as head of government and community strategies, and in 2008 was awarded an MBE for services to the rail industry.
Paul Salveson is a councillor on Kirklees Council and a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield in the department of transport and logistics. He played a leading role in the formation of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), has worked for Northern Rail as head of government and community strategies, and in 2008 was awarded an MBE for services to the rail industry.

 

Life as a councillor continues to be interesting. I’ll come to the saga of our bridge works in my Golcar ward later but first I’ll reflect on some more strategic activities I’ve been involved in. The Local Government Association held its annual ‘rural conference’ in the splendid surroundings of the Low Wood Hotel on Lake Windermere last month. Myself and a Conservative colleague represented Kirklees. Given the current political balance within rural England the...

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Paul Salveson

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Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson is a board member of Passenger Focus and a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield. Paul’s book Railpolitik – bringing railways back to communities, was published in 2013, also by Lawrence and Wishart. The views expressed here are his own.

 



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