Monday, 22 March 2010

A month in the life of a Green Party campaigner -- February

Sorry about the delay in posting my February update, but with elections fast approaching I find myself very busy. We have been switching from our year-round doorknocking into elections mode for the locals in May and the general whenever that will be.

Council meetings -- 0
Community meetings and events -- 9
Enquiries and requests for repairs from residents -- 6

Action

-- continued my campaign to make the Council and councillor activity more transparent
-- campaigned on better NHS dentistry
-- supported Go Green week with Reading University Students' Union
-- supported the Robin Hood Tax campaign
-- continued the campaign for universal free school meals here
-- questioned the benefits of city status for Reading
-- attended the sustainable schools event in Reading
-- campaigned against Reading University cuts
-- continued to press for action on the dangerous and illegal car parking problems at the junction of St Peters Road and Church Road
-- reported abandoned Tesco trolleys around Newtown

Results

-- Thames Valley University playing fields are safe for now
-- got the Council to look into plastic bag recycling
-- got the Council to consider if the yellow line at the bottom of St Peter's Road good be extended to remove the bottle neck
-- got the bushes which were blocking the pavement cut back on Eastern Avenue, Bulmershe Road and Wokingham Road
-- got a bin for litter on the corner of St Peters Road and Lennox Road
-- helped residents with housing benefit problems
-- got a deep clean for Tuns Hill Cottages

2 comments:

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Matt Sellwood said...

Rob, if you don't win this seat it will be a travesty. Congrats on all the hard work you are clearly putting in!

Matt