Councillors v Postmen

I attended the LGiU’s C’llr Achievement Awards last night. A small event to celebrate the winners (and nominees) of a series of awards recognising their service to their local communities. A few quotes from the night stuck with me: Andy Sawford, the Chief Executive of the LGiU observed that being a councillor is “the highest […]

Roehampton: SNT of the year

Last night I went to the awarding of the Safer Neighbourhood Team of the year award. I was a member of the judging panel and have to say it was a hard choice, with Roehampton just pipping Fairfield to the title. Building on their special award at last year’s Enterprising Roehampton awards. Both teams received […]

Weekly wrap-up, 22 January

I seem to have stopped taking photos this year – so the cup of tea is getting a few outings – not that photos of meetings or a fairly damp and dreary London are any more exciting. Councillor Awards I started the week off acting as a judge for the Local Government Information Unit’s first […]

Weekly wrap-up, 27 November

Campaigning I’m not sure why but it seems like campaigning seems to be taking up more and more time, although looking through the diary we’ve been keeping up a fairly stiff pace through the summer months. It is perhaps the onset of darker and considerably colder nights makes an evening on the doorstep seem a […]

Enterprising Roehampton Awards

Last night I attended the Enterprising Roehampton awards at Roehampton University. During my comments at the beginning of the awards I reflected that it hasn’t been a good year. We are the longest recession on record and while Wandsworth may be escaping the very worst effects we’ve still see unemployment rise significantly. Most disappointing was […]

Wandsworth Volunteer Awards

Last night I attended the celebration of volunteering the council held to say thank-you to the many people in the borough who give their time to help others. ┬áIt was an inspirational event not least because it powerfully illustrated that there is still a strong sense of community and selflessness in the borough. th There […]