It's been a busy week this week, with the two most useful meetings being the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) forum and the Reading Refugee Support AGM. Both good opportunities to support local communities, meet people and remind people that the Green Party is about more than the usual stereotype of 'saving whales'.
At the PVE meeting it was good to see people challenging the government's attitude that if you have a large number of Muslims then you must be a breeding ground for terrorists. The overwhelming feeling of the meeting was that Reading already has good relations between communities and that the PVE money should be spent to improve these further rather than focused on the 'Muslim community'.
The Reading Refugee AGM was also a good opportunity to hear what the group had been up to - lots see their website and meet people.