Jump to content


Photo

State of the Nation


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#16 Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown

    General member

  • UKPS Members
  • 2,904 posts

Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

What a magnificent offer! Several of us have met Pyromancer and found him to be a great guy with huge resources of skill and wisdom.
http://www.movember.com/uk/home/

Keep mannequins and watermelons away from fireworks..they always get hurt..

#17 phildunford

phildunford

    Member

  • UKPS Staff Members
  • 2,299 posts

Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:54 PM

I count Steve as a friend & would certainly endorse him standing for Chairman.

His membership of the Institute, vast experience & industry contacts make him an excellent candidate.
Teaching moft plainly, and withall moft exactly, the composing of all manner of fire-works for tryumph and recreation (John Bate 1635)
Posted Imagethegreenman

#18 starseeker

starseeker

    Pyro Forum Regular

  • UKPS Members
  • 855 posts

Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:51 PM

If i can make my self usefull i will also put my hat in the ring to be a ukps staff member,and may i say i think steve will make a great chair and move the ukps to the next level.

Vince.

#19 crystal palace fireworks

crystal palace fireworks

    Keith

  • General Public Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 950 posts

Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:11 PM

This is great news for our society, Thanks Pyromancer!.......

#20 phildunford

phildunford

    Member

  • UKPS Staff Members
  • 2,299 posts

Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:09 PM

If i can make my self usefull i will also put my hat in the ring to be a ukps staff member,and may i say i think steve will make a great chair and move the ukps to the next level.

Vince.


Thanks Vince - Now I think we are getting somewhere!
Teaching moft plainly, and withall moft exactly, the composing of all manner of fire-works for tryumph and recreation (John Bate 1635)
Posted Imagethegreenman

#21 rr22

rr22

    Member

  • General Public Members
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts

Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:45 PM

[quote name='Peret' timestamp='1321337278' post='75377']
I believe there is only one thing that will make the Society relevant, and that is to be a pressure group for, as exat coyly puts it, "the redefinition of the current 100g manufacturing restriction". I know there have been "discussions" about changing the regulations, but I also know - as should you all - that "discussions" are a civil servant's way of keeping things exactly the way they are until the troublemakers give up and go home. Pushing the boundaries and a certain amount of militancy is necessary.

The natural constituency of this Society is people who would like to make fireworks legally. Many of them already practice the art without benefit of law, and there are many more that would jump on board if it were permitted. Putting up a couple of corrugated iron sheds at Ambersley may be important in a historical way, but it neither excites people nor advances the program. It would have been a step forward if Phil's "Any Takers" idea had come off. As I posted in that thread a year ago,

"I don't want to bore people with my (by now) well known opinion, but the only hope for any loosening of the UK manufacturing laws (and continued relevance of UKPS) is to foster an active community of people who want to make their own fireworks, and demonstrate it by taking every opportunity to do so."

This is why I joined UKPS,the fear of the door going in at 4.30am has all but halted my "experiments".
the hope that we could emulate the Rocket boys and get legitimate was the driving force behind me joining.

Having said that I am fascinated with all things 'pyro and particularly the nostalgia aspects.

I am a single parent with health issues which somtimes render me practically useless,but I can use a 'phone &P.C. and can and do offer my time to assist in the furtherance of all the societies goals.

I'd like to give my thanks to all the "Active" members for what they have done so far,and as I said offer my time & limited skills to help whoever is to fill the big gap left by Richards retirement.

P.S.
We do take Paypal.

Edited by rr22, 05 December 2011 - 09:42 PM.


#22 Guest_PyroPDC_*

Guest_PyroPDC_*
  • Guests

Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:22 AM

I to would like to put my self down a a staff member, not as chair as I think that Steve would do a very good job and like Richard would have a lot of respect that the Ukps needs for the hse to continue taking us seriously.

Over the years Iv felt the Ukps events and direction / comunication to it members have slowly gone down. But this is not the Ukps fault as there is only so much free time and support they can give. I know Richard feels very strong about the Ukps and I think it very big of him to do something he feels is best for the Ukps and I hope he still plays an active role in the organisation. Maybe with new blood and more staff members we could move the Ukps up to the next level.

#23 starseeker

starseeker

    Pyro Forum Regular

  • UKPS Members
  • 855 posts

Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:10 PM

I to would like to put my self down a a staff member, not as chair as I think that Steve would do a very good job and like Richard would have a lot of respect that the Ukps needs for the hse to continue taking us seriously.

Over the years Iv felt the Ukps events and direction / comunication to it members have slowly gone down. But this is not the Ukps fault as there is only so much free time and support they can give. I know Richard feels very strong about the Ukps and I think it very big of him to do something he feels is best for the Ukps and I hope he still plays an active role in the organisation. Maybe with new blood and more staff members we could move the Ukps up to the next level.


Brilliant paul,

that makes three new staff and a new chairman with their hat in the ring,it is starting to look quite positive now.

#24 wayne

wayne

    Member

  • Admin
  • 421 posts

Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:01 AM

I believe there is only one thing that will make the Society relevant, and that is to be a pressure group for, as exat coyly puts it, "the redefinition of the current 100g manufacturing restriction". I know there have been "discussions" about changing the regulations, but I also know - as should you all - that "discussions" are a civil servant's way of keeping things exactly the way they are until the troublemakers give up and go home. Pushing the boundaries and a certain amount of militancy is necessary.


Just for the record, the work we are doing (the UKPS legislation committee) is still ongoing and making progress through the HSE ELR. As I've stated in other posts, please be rest assured that this will still continue unaffected by any changes in the society leadership or its structure.

We(I) have spent the last 3 year pursuing the cause, so theres no chance of this stopping until the ELR process in complete in April 2012.

I hope this clarifies the situation.

Cheers,

Wayne.

#25 Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown

    General member

  • UKPS Members
  • 2,904 posts

Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:19 PM

Wayne, the project to be part of the ELR is one of the most important of the current functions of the Society, and I for one am exceptionally pleased that you have taken this on, learned how to speak legislative language, and furthered the redefinition of the 100g rule among other things. I hope that you will continue this to it's conclusion.
http://www.movember.com/uk/home/

Keep mannequins and watermelons away from fireworks..they always get hurt..

#26 Peret

Peret

    Pyro Forum Regular

  • UKPS Members
  • 213 posts

Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:08 AM

Excellent news, Wayne. Thanks for clarifying that.

#27 martyn

martyn

    Pyro Forum Regular

  • UKPS Members
  • 468 posts

Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:35 AM

Without wishing to get anyones back up, does anyone know when / where / if / there will be an AGM this year.:)

I'm sure many members would be interested to know, and if it were the case that the existing committee is too busy to sort it, we would then know that we'd need to find someone else willing to step in :)

If I remember correctly the ELR is due to end in April, so presumably it might be sensible to have it after that?

#28 cooperman435

cooperman435

    Pyro Forum Top Trump

  • Admin
  • 1,902 posts

Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:42 AM

The 2012 AGM is currently being arranged, the moment we can confirm dates and the venue it ill be announced.

#29 martyn

martyn

    Pyro Forum Regular

  • UKPS Members
  • 468 posts

Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:26 AM

Blimey Phil, I thought I was posting at silly o clock!
Cheers for that, a tiny snippet of news every now and then keeps everyone happy.:)

#30 cooperman435

cooperman435

    Pyro Forum Top Trump

  • Admin
  • 1,902 posts

Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:40 PM

Web site designing I find is best done at night with less distractions :-)

Yep we all understand, we try our best but as we are so busy we concentrate on the bits that have to get done and unfortunately forget most of the bits everyone else sees :-\




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users