Thursday, 21 July 2011

Two months in the life of a Green Party councillor -- May and June

The election campaign, getting a second Green councillor and holding the balance of power on the Council has made it a busy few months. So, apologies for taking so long producing this update but here it is.

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Council meetings and briefings -- 8
Surgeries -- 2
School governor meetings -- 3
Community meetings and events -- 14
Enquiries and requests for repairs from residents -- TBC

Some of our action:
Greens fight for a fair deal for residents in balance of power negotiations
Greens will not perpetuate Coalition
We support decent pensions for all
Improving town and district centres
Green Park wind turbine visit
Green Road Mosque and TVU planning

Some of our results:
Greens elect second councillor
Maiden Erlegh specialist legal advice
• also, the usual bread and butter of getting fly tipping cleared, street lights repaired and graffiti removed.

• None claimed.

Gifts to declare -- over the value of £25:
• None.

My interests are published on Reading Borough Council's website.

Basic monthly councillor allowance (pay) including my Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) for being group leader before deductions: £864

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