Tuesday, 1 June 2010

A month in the life of a Green Party councillor – April & May

I have rolled the April and May updates into one as it has been a fairly hectic couple of months of election campaigning.

Council meetings – 1
Community meetings and events – 9
Enquiries and requests for repairs from residents – 32


· Campaigned against tenants being charged unfairly by estate and letting agents.
· Called for an increase to the state pension.
· Worked towards the abolition of tuition fees.
· Campaigned for electoral reform and against the Lib Dems selling out.
· Attended my first council meeting as a councillor.
· Condemned the attack by Israel on the Free Gaza flotilla.


· I was elected as Reading's first Green councillor .
· Got a bin installed at the top of Bulmershe Road.
· Successfully lobbied for keys to be issued to businesses so the Cumberland Rd alley can be locked at night time.
· Got cracked paving slabs in Cumberland Rd/Amity Rd alley fixed.


· None claimed.

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