Highlights of the month included –
· the new sculpture on Queens Walk,
· the AMCG Spring event,
· Lilian Greenwood MP speaking at OMTRA and visiting Queens Walk & MAG,
· talking at the Meadows Youth Club,
· the 95 volunteers improving the Memorial Gardens,
· the Milk Race,
Challenges included –
· proposal to close Meadows Police Station.
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Photo shows Appitrak machine laying concrete bed for outbound track to Beeston on Meadows Way West yesterday.
… so that’s no spag bol, chile con carne, lasagne, macaroni cheese, stir fry, curry, chicken tikka masala, pizza, baked beans or of course, fish & chips (Jewish and Belgian don’tcha know).
I don’t think so.
Still as spurious as these opinion surveys are, was kinda pleased to find Labour supporters using social media the most.
Missed the England – Peru match on TV last night, save for the last ten seconds, then it was the adverts; and, the Vauxhall advert is again just embarassing. Imagine how we’d laugh if the Germans did a similar promo; and then call anyone who refused to do anything about it an appeaser.
Surely this stuff doesn’t work.
I’m certainly never using Head & Shoulders again – damn the consequences – and Joe Hart’s from west Shropshire.
Haven’t seen too many England replica shirts around, maybe cos at £90 a time, some perspective has been introduced.
Radio 5 match commentators do enough to make it plain we can’t win, but then the presenters start to build it up again.
Still, I am pleased we’re going.
Cos they’ve just showed England v Poland from 1973, as part of a remember the year programme, when Norman Hunter stood on the ball. I remember the pain that night.
Farewell and bon voyage to Jack, who’s finished his degree studies and is off to New York to work with a law company.
Jack has been one of Nottingham Labour’s best campaigners through a lot of by-elections.
He’s also interested in frogs.
A new zebra crossing and a new refuge.
Works will take 2 weeks.
The changes are to encourage bus use and cycling.
Meadows Partnership Trust is facilitating a Public Meeting regarding the closure of Meadows Police Station. The details are as follows:
TUESDAY 10TH JUNE 2014
6.30 PM TO 8 PM
BRIDGEWAY HALL, BRIDGEWAY CENTRE, THE MEADOWS, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 2GR
WITH PADDY TIPPING
First programme … Mass Bolero.
A tough challenge to make a local TV channel succeed.
“Ey up” (me duck) is the catchphrase, along with “Int Notts mint”.
Blue is its corporate colour, which is a tad surprising giving Nottingham is so associated with green.
Second programme, Riverside bakery in Bridge ward.
See Notts TV on Freeview channel 8.
£12.9 million towards a £24 million enhancement.
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City Centre Forum will hear more on the city’s heritage strategy on Monday.
Raising the Standard.
N Post coverage.
Now I know why I’ve been upbeat since Thursday, whilst others weren’t.
Yep, Nottingham’s result was better for Labour than most places in the country, and, in my opinion, Bridge ward (city centre and The Meadows) was better still.
In Nottingham, we’ve boosted our share of the votes by 13.1% when UKIP increased theirs by 12.1%.
Breaking it down –
1. Labour did best in Nottingham, both coming first again, and boosting its share of the vote the most;
2. UKIP came from 3rd to 2nd;
3. Conservatives 3rd from 2nd; they lost a third of their share;
4. The Greens came from 5th to 4th; (small increase, reminding us that they get these kind of shares in European elections);
5. Lib Dems fell from 4th to 5th; (losing almost two-thirds of their vote);
6. BNP still 6th, but losing almost two-thirds of their vote; also English Democrats lost half their share.
Nottingham’s registration was up, our turnout was up and there was a leap in postal voting, a leap which might have been matched on the day but for five hours of rain between 3 in the afternoon and 8 in the evening.
Penny Griggs features in the N Post photo. My thanks to the Nottingham Post for the graphics of the Nottingham result.
The BBC politics presenters are missing the point and the politicians answering the questions are joining in.