Another awful month regarding attacks on innocent bystanders.
As for Nottingham, Pride and Splendour were highlights; events featured too in The Meadows – at the library, at Queens Walk Rec and at the community gardens.
Pleased to see award of Green Flag to Victoria Embankment for the first time.
A consultation on the introduction of a Junior Bike Track – for kids to rehearse road safety knowledge before going onto the roads – has begun.
Charging for parking was introduced and the erection of street light columns has begun.
A dramatic demolition on Arkwright Walk, but some disappointing news regarding the shop.
Checking out the Red Lion at the Local Studies Library found an improbable attempt to re-name the Narrow Marsh.
Nationally, Lilian Greenwood’s statement on working with Jeremy Crobyn triggered reaction and reference. I am supporting Owen Smith for leader of the Labour Party.
1704 matters raised.
Nearly didn’t go. Made the mistake of watching reviews of the movie on YouTube. Lazy with an irrelevant middle story; they shouldn’t have bothered. Criticisms I’d apply to the reviews on YouTube, now that I’ve seen the movie.
If you’ve watched the 3 previous Matt Damon / Jason Bourne films (so often repeated on ITV2 or ITV4), then you’ll know the plots, the values and the implausibilities. There is a fascination in watching another re-working of the story, but with the same plots, values and implausibilities.
And you’ll find it as entertaining, and as irritating, as the others. I’m glad I went.
The Guardian’s review called it forgettable – well not once it’s gets on to ITV2.
A bigger parade than usual. Free music belting down the main srreet of Hockley and information stalls.
Supported by Paddy Tipping, Police Commissioner and the Vice-Chair of Notts County Council.
Photos available in Facebook.
Cllr. Toby Neal’s write-up for Nottingham Labour is available.
Nottingham City Council Parks Service has designed a bike track for children to practise their cycling skills and learn to ride a bike.
Some funding has already been secured for this project but additional funding will be required and we will be looking to apply for external funding in September.
The designs can be viewed during opening hours at the following venues:
• Queens Walk Recreation Ground pavilion: 14th July – 2nd August
• Meadows Library: 3rd August – 23rd August
• Victoria Embankment Cricket Pavilion: 16th August – 30th August
And at the following events:
• Bridgeway Community Information Event: 15th August, 12-4pm
The proposals can also be viewed and commented online until 31st August at:
For more information contact the Parks and Open Spaces Team on 0115 915 2733 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Could the stale funk of mainstream Labour politics be over?
Owen Smith has announced new commitments focused on change at work.
The full transcript is available.
After seeing Britain vote Conservative in 2015, cos it was frightened about Scotland; and then see Britain vote Leave cos it was frightened about Europe, I feel very ill equipped to offer advice to Americans about how to defeat a Donal Trump campaign built on fear.
Michael Moore actually kinda predicts a Donald Trump victory – I say kinda cos he’s promising to say how to stop it next week. He cites 5 reasons but doesn’t pick up on the influence of talk radio channels that are feeding the anti-politics paranoia.
Happened to watch the Bernie Sanders speech to the Democrat convention live (and catch the tail end of the Elizabeth Warren) and think it must just must be the most bizarre experience. Having to make sure you say the things than have to be said and know that so many will pour over the details- so you have to read. But you’re in front of a huge crowd, some of them not fully on board, and you can’t interact with them, especially those shouting from the front rows.
What’s most striking is the lack of confidence the convention sets up – even Bernie seemed to have to shout. (Liked Warren’s line – ‘that wall will never be built’.)
Missed Michele Obama’s speech.
Elsewhere, Barack Obama has expressed concern about what Trump’s campaign is doing to the country.
I thought by now a line and length on dealing with Trump would have been developed.
But we’re way beyond the hopes of “The West Wing” now. A major theme of which was politis beng noble.
I’d say do more to defend politics as the defining feature of a free society, and prompt people to think about themselves rather than attack others.
Be noble, America!
But, who are Brits to offer advice to Americans on politics?
Pleased to see Stiff Little Fingers at Splendour today. Immensley cheering. Had this vague idea that I’d seen Stiff Little Fingers on my 19th birthday at the Birmingham Odeon, but it transpires it was 2 days later. But the memories were strong and they opened up with “inflammable material” and I was kinda saying “hey, that’s really nice”
Human League started well, thought the costumes were a bit odd; was able to leave before the inevitable more commercial ending.
UB40 – I’d hoped for hearing the political stuff, and they did open with “Present Arms”; but I should have known; can happily concede the crowd loved it. It was odd that that the sound mixing let the singing be so swallowed up.
The Rifles started pleasant enough and am a bit sorry that I couldn’t get to the early acts, cos it’s part of the appeal.
Hot and sunny this year – odd that I’d forgotten that it had rained in previous years.