Wearing various hats I’ve found myself spending a lot of time talking about the Big Society recently (including, if you’ll forgive the name-dropping, with Nat Wei) and one common theme has emerged: failure.
I’m really really proud to be able to announce that my wife and I had our second child yesterday, a girl, to be known on this blog and twitter as MiniHer!
It was Battersea’s turn to host the Wandsworth Business Forum last night and it adopted a creative theme, billing itself a ‘Creative Function at the Junction.’ A more creative aspect of it being the use of a panel – rather than speaker – format, composed of various people from various creative industries in Battersea.
Years ago, as a new councillor, one of the old salts told me that he now couldn’t go anywhere in the country without seeing a housing estate and looking for indications of how many of the houses or flats had been bought or how the estate was managed.
There is no doubt the council’s current consultation on expansion at Belleville is stirring up heated debate.
I’m fully aware that many wonder why on earth I feel so strongly about Asda calling themselves ‘Clapham’.