Monthly Archives: May 2006

poster boy

Adam has some nice things to say about me and as always you should believe what he's got to say (except about why I got more votes than my Labour colleagues). The Save Ladywell Pool types also link here, but … Continue reading

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local money

Gareth points to an LGA initiative:   Local ward councillors should be responsible for an annual grant budget of up to £10,000 a year. This will come from existing funding currently given out by Town Hall officers. Local councillors with knowledge of their … Continue reading

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If like me you've got shelves full of books that you enjoyed but don't think you'll read again this may be of interest:  BookHopper is the free book swapping community that lets you swap your old books with other BookHoppers. Simply register … Continue reading

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another local councillor blog for lewisham

I'm pleased to discover John Paschoud's started a blog on all things Perry Vale.  Looks like its going to be a good read. My favourite line so far: "And how many of the 'old' Labour councillors have been scarred by … Continue reading

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i support local democracy

The Local Democracy Campaign 2006 aims to: make councils more relevant and useful to young people encourage young people to 'take part take power' make Local Democracy Week bigger and better than before increase councillor involvement in citizenship teaching in … Continue reading

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what do we do about energy?

The government is reviewing the future energy needs of the country, and you'll possibly have heard the Prime Minister's take on the subject.  This is what he said about energy in its entirety: By 2025, if current policy is unchanged, … Continue reading

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stag beetles

Lewisham is one of the places, I've been told, that has quite large numbers of stag beetles, but that shouldn't stop us helping out in the Great Stag Hunt: We need your help to find out where the beetles are … Continue reading

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There are some things that people seem to want

Sorry about the quality of this photo, but if you can’t tell it is of someone carrying a set of traffic lights down Loampit Hill. I’d noticed them on the way to drop my son off at school and was … Continue reading

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councillor blog

Good to see yet more councillors from Lewisham blogging even if I can't see myself agreeing with much they're going to say. I hope Hilary and Sue keep at it.

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plastic bottles

Nick asks me to spill the beans on how easy or hard it was to get plastic bottles as part of the¬†recycling service. The truth is that I was the sceptic, not my colleagues and getting the money wasn’t a … Continue reading

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