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Welcome to the home page of Norman Cutting.

Compiled, designed and funded by me (no adverts or worried about being ‘tracked’, so let me introduce myself:-

Like many others, lived in the same area for some 70 years, went to the local school, served an apprenticeship, fully paid up member of the Apathy Party and generally just a local resident. Relocated to March 2016 to Wanlip (Leicestershire) so you are now stuck with me!

After over 40 years of serving my old local community as an electrician, it looks like I’m gonna have to concentrate on what I do best. I’m good at fault finding and resolve problems that others struggle with. Currently, I’m recovering from the stoke I suffered at the end of June 2016 which was closely followed by the diagnoses of cancer for which I’ve just completed a course of radiotherapy. Naturally, to make up the 3rd thing, I fractured my wrist at the end of May 2017 (plaster cast should be removed on 17th July!). I should be alright for a while, now.

Whilst we all wait for something else to happen, why not just wander around my sites, let me know if something doesn’t work and I’ll start sorting the current mess into something more organised (that will be a first, for me!)

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Relocated to the village of Wanlip (Leicestershire) in March 2016 from the market (sorry commuter) town of Berkhamsted in the Chiltern Hills (down south, you know!), so, picking up from running my own business and deciding we had been in one place for far to long, the decision was made to find somewhere similar to pre-commuter days. So far, I’ve had a stroke and been diagnosed with cancer and broke my wrist, but you cannot keep a good man down!

The story so far

Since I stumbled into the world of politics after being a fully paid up member of the Apathy party in March 1995, it’s been an interesting journey.

I started as an Independent member of the Town and Borough Councils. Naturally, after boundary changes for the 1999 election, where the main parties managed to ‘adjust’ the boundaries so that I lost my core support and being an Independent, difficult to build up a new area on your own. Luckily, I have a hard core of support, which although not enough to win a seat on either Council, is enough to keep the main parties on their toes.   

My wife made the decision that this go-it-alone’ lark cannot continue. You can actually get a potted history about the market town of Great Berkhamsted including walks, photos and other things you suddenly realise you didn’t need to know by going here!

On the off chance you think like wot I think, then you can find an assortment of comment and news, both political and local on a ‘blog’ which can be found by clicking on this link - www.berko.org.uk/fredkarno/frankie and fred/ .

I’d better warn you that as a way round my wifes’ ban, I joined UKIP as I think they will provide a fresh view and actually listen to the electorate - something the main parties just pay lip-service too, sadly, they seem to have lost the plot for the time being.

It would be nice if you thought along similar lines and got off your wee bum and as well as joining, helped spread the word locally and encourage others as well. It’s very lonely trudging around the roads stuffing leaflets - but it keeps you fit and you do get to know the town. Go on, get in touch - ppllleeeeaaaaasssssseeeeeee 

Update - for the first time in 20 years you have not be able to vote for me In Berkhamsted East, so many thanks to my 400 odd supporters in Berkhamsted East ward for your very loyal support over the years. However, your loss may be Wanlip and Birstall gain in the May Borough elections as I’ve convinced 10 local residents that I can make a difference, so why not find out if I’m worth the bother?

My archives are still available on request and record political and social ‘happenings’ in Great Berkhamsted from 1995 to 2010+ including newsletters, articles and comment. If there is something you want to know, just get in touch.

Three of our shelties playing - the little one is now just 3rd in line!

Me just trying to look intelligent

Arrived recently to join the other 3 - much to their disgust!


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