Mayor’s new website

steve and policemanSir Steve has a new website so if you want to find out more about what our Mayor is up to and thinking about then I’d suggest visiting.

Top story at the moment is about the additional police presence in the borough.  Steve says:

Crime is everyone’s top concern and it’s important that we all do more to create a safer community. That’s why an extra 12 new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have been patrolling the streets of New Cross, Brockley, Lewisham and Catford since the beginning of the summer. In the last seven years, residents have seen 48 more police officers and 88 more PCSOs out and about in the borough.

He’s also got a poll what our priority would if there was £1 million to spend on council services.  Currently out in the lead is “things for young people to do”, so if you don’t think that’s the thing then go vote for something else.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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4 Responses to Mayor’s new website

  1. Ross says:

    pleasant change to see him actually opening something for once, he seems on much firmer ground when he’s closing things down

  2. Andrew Brown says:

    Yeah, that’s the difference between in opposition, where you can have it every which way, and being in government, where you have to take actual decisions about what your priorities are.

  3. Ross says:

    don’t get me wrong, as much as i dislike the guy, i’m well aware of his relatively powerless role in the wider scheme of things, and if people like him had a similar awareness (or a concern about that fact) we might see more efforts to look beyond the surface veneer and more attempts to address the underlying structural problems that continiously throw up the kind of symptoms that i refer to

    the trend these days however does seem to be to treat symptoms of deeper structural problems as though they were the problem in itself, detached and isolated from it’s real causes, therefore managing to avoid any kind of confrontation (or acceptance) of the real issues, and therefore not a hope in hell in doing anything about them (not that doing anything about them is, or was, every seriously on the agenda)

  4. Max says:

    I have to say, it really looks to me like a re-edit of press releases or an electoral leaflet.
    I think that he could consider ditching this style and write something more personal instead, about the choices he has to make, communicating with his electorate in some more meaningful way so that people that read it know what he really thinks about the issues that concern them.
    I think that he had his fingers burnt on a couple of occasions when he wrote things that he may have thought but then didn’t turn out right and his comments were used against him (by me for example).
    I remember him saying at a public meeting that following those experiences he would think three times before committing the council to something and in fact he’s quite a master of that politician’s talk that looks extremely committal but when you read back the exacts words you discover that it’s all much greyer.
    Steve, get yourself a blog!

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