So I went to my first ever local Labour party meeting last night. No beer, no sandwiches, just six of us in a slightly dank community hall with a couple of rather sorry looking goldfish in a murky green tank for company.
But it wasn’t all that bad — the people were great and obviously wanted to ‘do something’. We talked about how to get more people involved, how to get ministers to visit some of the great local projects that are underway and who we needed to talk to to make sure we were in touch with each of the major communities in our ward.
We also went through a consultation document from the national party about ‘transport and sustainable communities’ which turned into a really good discussion about the interrelated nature of local problems. Watch this space to follow the rise and rise of Springfield and Cazenove Ward.