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Party People Like to Party All Night Long

people enjoying the concert
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It’s Wednesday 27th July, I’m due at the City Hall of Bristol City Council to make my representation for the disruption caused by local Lakota night club.

First round, each side is offered a chance to speak.

Then the council members had to decide whether to go to a full review. Coffee was ordered, perhaps it wasn’t going to over quickly…

The committee decided to go for a full review.

Again the for and against side of the license agreement for the club had their slots to speak.

Then a councillor wanted to ask more questions, to clarify various things I and they said.

Although he seemed to be asking questions which seemed ‘good cop’ then ‘bad cop’.

Like in a job interview when you don’t get the job because you were under-qualified.

Whats worse drink spiking or laughing gas???

I wasn’t sure how much to add a reply, and a back and forth response was frowned upon by the councillor sitting opposite me. It wasn’t clear who was chair, and the councillor seemed to derail the meeting with …. drinks spiking topics.

Evidence from the neighbourhoods team, 9 other resident complaints. However residents had dropped out of the complaints process.

The lawyer for Lakota kept saying how without police evidence this meeting shouldn’t be happening.

Scroll back on my phone to the links for young people who died with overdoses and the assaults that happened inside the club.

After 5 hours, the club seemed to have escaped further restrictions. The councillor whose friend had their drink spiked, decided to extend their license so people can drink outside too.

Maybe the most satisfying aspect of the meeting was the length of time we all had to spend going over noise level monitors and CCTV. Look at the laughing gas industry sitting on their doorstep.

For further news articles on late night licensing and anti social behaviour please see this Bristol World link.

https://www.bristolworld.com/news/putting-petrol-to-the-fire-fears-raised-over-late-night-takeaway-plans-next-to-turbo-island-in-stokes-croft-3839201

Where next for the British economy?

The British people had become so fixated on the ‘fixer upper’ to rent out to three or maybe four tenants… and nearly all other business ideas were abandoned, as property became the holy grail of… well nearly everything… in the last few years.

So it doesn’t surprise me now, when I see the slowing growth of the UK economy.

All those interesting businesses, and small businesses which added flavour and virtue to our local communities, seem to have been like…. a tap turned off, or switched off.

And without these shoots of flowering business start ups, and so much investment into flipping properties to rent, or to sell. Well it doesn’t surprise me, that we are in the puzzle of how to start growing our economy again.

Which businesses will be the ones to be able to survive the bumpy ride into 2023 and beyond?

Well, possibly those with good renewable energy business plans, and maybe ones with some flexibility or solid reserves.

Apologies for using SpaceX incorrectly as an image about British business, I like the innovative outlook of companies like SpaceX where private investment filled a void to keep progression in space travel after the discontinued NASA programme.

Communication difficulties and winning companies during hard times

Two people I know, who face real, genuine difficulties, are also very difficult to communicate with. These people talk, and keep talking, without taking a break or pause to allow the other person to reply.

Being bombarded with endless verbal communication…

It’s really a challenge, and makes the listener want to get away asap.

Anyone else, know someone who has this unusual communication style?

Red River Flooding in North Dakota (high res)
Too much information, makes communication difficult to understand, like this pixelated map.
black car on garage
Cars seem so much part of society, like people feel they have no other option but to use their car.

And companies or charities, making huge windfalls in cash like oil companies, maybe they get you annoyed. Or charities which are just the right size with exactly the best policies, that keep getting too much of the money for their causes.

In my neighbourhood, the garages seem to be the best performing businesses in the area. Adding more vehicles to the area, and the later and later the revving of motors goes on into the night.

Making working adults more sleep deprived.

Charities with too much money and too many policies. I just don’t like them.

It’s really tough for grassroots businesses or start ups, and small companies to grow.

Makes me really sad, seeing how dependent we are on cars, and how these businesses are growing next to my neighbourhood where small children live and single parent households too.

I am having quite a difficult time, my job isn’t the easiest and lots of things aren’t just happening for me, and I have to deal with lots of sensory stresses everyday at home and at night.

Is anyone else feeling annoyed when businesses or charities seem to be doing so well, when other people are experiencing such hard times?