Category: activities/diary/events

  • Love Where You Live

    On my runs and dog walks around our beautiful City I pick up a LOT of McDonalds litter. Unlike much of the other pieces of litter I collect, McDonalds’ wrappers are often to be found in the road. They’ve been thrown out of car windows. I really don’t get it. It’s completely moronic. Perhaps these…

  • Should the Government subsidise veggies?

    Fresh from watching an edition of¬†Countryfile devoted to veggies*, my mind is turning over the problem of the price of carrots and to a lesser, extent Jersey Royals. One farmer talked about the new national minimum wage meaning he’d have an unsustainable business in four years time and that the most viable option would be…

  • People Power

    Someone once told me there are two types of people in this world: radiators and drains. Radiators radiate a can-do attitude and drains will sap your energy. I think there are more than two types of people in the world but even if there weren’t there’s a place for both radiators and drains. Personally though,…

  • No Flies on Me

    The Local Services Scrutiny Committee meetings are one of my personal highlights of¬†being a councillor, not least because they are so well chaired by Cllr Anthony Rowlands. At our first meeting the committee members discussed what should go on the work programme and last night we had a report on fly-tipping (I was delighted to…

  • Living The Dream

    Whoah, what a Saturday night the 8th of August was. At the Alban Arena around 100 local youngsters aged 5-18 showed off their hard work as part of “Living The Dream” performing arts school’s bi-annual showcase. Along with my six year old, I was blown away watching the creativity, the energy and the love of…

  • I don’t like cricket, I love it

    What a great end to the week, playing cricket with fellow councillors, family members and residents. It’s a match that has taken place the last 11 years (I believe it was started by Alderman Leech, previously a councillor for Batchwood ward) between councillors and The Friends of Victoria Playing Fields & The Civic Society. I…