Supporting Renew New Eltham this morning in support of #MoreInCommon

Along with candidates from all parties, I paused my campaign this morning in memory of Jo Cox, and in support of the excellent #MoreInCommon initiative from the Jo Cox Foundation.  Candidates across the UK are joining community projects in celebration of the values that Jo stood and campaigned for (more information on BBC News here).

The team and I helped the Community Association of New Eltham‘s summer planting outside the shops – part of the community’s Renew New Eltham initiative to look after the village.

CANE planting

A guide to tonight’s June Council meeting

Woolwich Town HallPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

Despite everything else that’s going on, the business of government – and local government – continues.  Or in our case, local opposition!

Here’s a quick preview of tonight’s June Full Council meeting at Woolwich Town Hall, which you can watch – should you be so inclined – online from 7pm and afterwards here.  Here’s the agenda for the meeting.

Continue reading A guide to tonight’s June Council meeting

New ways to keep in touch with residents

Ward contact posterPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

I’ll be holding my first surgery as a Coldharbour & New Eltham ward councillor a week on Saturday – and this week our new poster will be going up on noticeboards across the ward to advertise this and other sessions.  One of the really positive pieces of feedback we had from residents during the election campaign was John and Mandy’s availability over the last 4 years – literally 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Surgeries are a really important part of that, so we will be continuing to hold 5 a month for the foreseeable future.  While a council candidate I sat in on several alongside John and Mandy, and back when I worked for Chris White MP I often helped with his – I know just how crucial it is that residents know they can always have a face-to-face conversation. Continue reading New ways to keep in touch with residents

Getting started on the council – now the work begins

Election addressPlease note this post is from my previous blog. To read my posts during the 2017 General Election campaign click here.

After a hugely enjoyable 15-month campaign, delivering tens of thousands of leaflets and knocking on thousands of doors, I’m delighted to report that I was elected to represent the good people of Coldharbour, Mottingham & New Eltham in the Royal Borough of Greenwich on Thursday. Continue reading Getting started on the council – now the work begins