Published February 27th, 2011
Here is a link to the Met Police’s crime map,showing all the ‘notifiable’ crimes in the ward.
Please write a comment or get in touch if you have any questions.
Published February 25th, 2011
Here is a link to LIsa Rajan’s post about Labour’s budget for Southwark 2010/2011
Published February 24th, 2011
I got an email from the Post Office today, they ….
“confirmed that the box is in use and is cleared twice a day at 11:30 and 18:30.
they go on to say
“Please rest assured that a new plate detailing collection times has been ordered for the post box and the Christmas sticker has been removed. …… it has been emptied on a regular basis and is fully operational.
So all those times we walked past, we needn’t have!” Now we know!
Published February 23rd, 2011
I’m upset about the way the Labour Administration is cutting funds to local community groups.
One organisation losing money is CRISP, based on the Heygate Estate, Brandon Street at the Elephant near my home.
I spoke at last night’s council meeting about how cutting money to CRISP would mean more computers gong to landfill,
and fewer low-cost refurbished computers available for Southwark’s community groups, and our neighbours – Short sighted or what!
Published February 20th, 2011
I took a chance when I was on the planning committee over the granting of permission to the indoor go kart track in Clements Road. A few local residents were quite understandably against the proposals, and I was minded to vote no. During the course of the meeting I realised I would be stopping up to a dozen full & part time jobs. My cllr colleagues & I discussed the prospect of electric go karts – the idea had legs, well, wheels. It’s just opened. More info when I get it, meanwhile, here’s a piece on it from today’s Observer .
Seems like it could be a success, bringing visitors to Bermondsey, and employing a few local people. I wish the business owners the best of luck in this tough time. I hope they do well, and thanks to them for taking a chance on the electric vehicles. The idea of petrol vehicles with the inherent fire risk, and noise scared the living daylights out of me, but the zero-emissions-at-the-point-of-use karts get a big green thumbs up. I’m pleased I took an open mind to the meeting, ready to listen, and was swayed by the logic.
Link to the Team Sport website here
Published February 17th, 2011
you are welcome to cc me in on relevant emails
Published February 15th, 2011
Consultation has started on the controlled parking zone. If it goes ahead as proposed, it will cover most of South Bermondsey ward, and will mean parking across the ward will be controlled during week days.
Please get in touch if you have an opinion you would like me to pass your views on to the parking team.
Published February 13th, 2011
Some of the young people there are amazing – I played table tennis with an eight year old, and got beaten hands down!
I managed a draw at table football tho’ – (lost on penalties)
We really need to set up some proper youth provision on the estate.
I managed to get over to Brunswick Park,
I was surprised by some of the outright hostility to Labour on the doorstep.
Here’s some of us in Lucas Gardens
Published February 11th, 2011
Published February 10th, 2011
Meet Kate Heywood.
She is our candidate in Brunswick Park.
She is already working hard in the ward. I managed to find a few moments to chat with her,
and pose for a photo. I think she will make a great councillor.
Find us on Facebook, or link here.