A massive relief to see the USA reject Trump by 9.4 million votes. But it took a fortnight to find out what had actually happened. 24.5 millions extra votes for the Democratic Party – candles – in the elections for the House compared to 4 years ago. Now we just hope that the average 40% approval rate – an historic low – finally crumbles under the pressure of the latest revelations that he put his personal wealth in Russia ahead of national interest. Brexit has become a choice between Leave on March 29th, remain for another 21 months under a Gov’t deal before Leaving (with probably no deal for a further 2 years), Remain (probably needing another referendum to confirm), and with none of these options having a majority, I think we’ll lurch towards a no-deal Brexit until the country resolves to withdraw Article 50 so as to negotiate a full Brexit deal, and then ask again. Then, for some perspective – the centenary of the end of World War I. A stupid war, that should bring perspective to the stupidity of supporting Trump or wanting Brexit. Britain and the USA needs to get its perspective back.
Hearing that the City Council does well on health & safety. So we suggest checking trends and comparisons with similar public authorities. Some of the internal audit reports have actions a few years old, so we suggest refreshing the whole report next times so every recommendation is re-stated. Hearing that capital accounting is improving, so we’re having a meeting to check. Not sure Audit committee can ever be newsy, despite the efforts of a student journalist to take an interest. Because we’re supposed to prevent something newsworthy happening by reviewing things in a way that prevents problems occurring. That said, the committee’s report on Brexit made news this month, and we’ll be meeting to discuss it again in January (18th, 1:30pm).
… and thanks for all the help and support. Irena is moving away to live closer to family and I am just so grateful for her support, help and advice in recent years. Most particularly during the referendum campaign, where her knowledge of Polish came in very handy.
From Bridgeway Shopping Centre to Arkwright Walk to Uppingham Gardens. Pictures include – – New flats being built at the north end of Arkwright Walk; – New retractable bollard to allow a new alternative entrance into Bridgeway Shopping Centre; – Barriers managing construction traffic at the junction of Kirkewhite Walk and Arkwright Walk; – Renewing the pavement along Arkwright Walk; – Kiddies swing seat damaged by dogs whose owners let them chew seats to maintain their teeth; – New houses along Arkwright Walk; – A picnic table with wheelchair access; – Hicking buildings phase 2 being built. Fuller res photos available on Facebook.
30 residents came together to resolve to found an association to care for the Memorial Gardens. James Dymond briefed the meeting on a plane to renew and repair the site. The group will hold its founding meeting in January and their short name will be MeGA.
Annual community consultation event, discussing work, families, crime, ASB and health, with small grants to community events to let them do extras for the community. More than 30 attended. Gave out 21 grants of £100. Organised by Abdul Ghaffar and MyNottingham.
Nottingham Labour Councillors getting ready for next May’s City Council elections already cos it wasn’t so long ago that we faced 10 Lib Dems and 8 Conservatives. So we keep revisiting how we serve people and how we reach out.