Lee Cooper

A good cook, served in the army, loved fast cars.

Die Welle – The Wave

Shown at The Contemporary as part of an anti-race hate programme, and discussed afterwards, “Die Welle‘ has previously been shown on British tv and is a drama drawing upon a week of classes and events in a Palo Alto high school in the sixties whereby students, incredulous at how the German people could become Nazis, exhibited Nazi behaviour by the end of the course.

The most startling contrast is with the 2016 Referendum in Britain when the British public were swayed by slogans on the side of buses and a fear of the Turks who might join Europe (and that Turkey was next to Syria).
That, and the lack of an ideology in Britain to convey the tests of what living in a free society is, what a free society entitles you to, and the responsibilities to carry to sustain it.

The Contemporary adjoins the Narrow Marsh, the neighbourhood where much of the then radical campaigns and values of first the Luddites, and then the Chartists came, from some 150-200 years ago.

As Trump is being brought closer to being impeached, and more commentators are talking about his sociopathic behaviour, worth reflecting on the conduct of Johnson (that aura that smiles and never frowns) and Cummings, and how they. have had to withdraw on the proroguing of Parliament, which was found to be illegal.

Looking forward to November 2019

Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 1st, 4pm – 5:30pm;
Full Council, The Council House; 11th, 2pm – 5pm;
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 15th, 4pm – 5:30pm; 
OMTRA AGM, Meadows Library; 19th, 7pm.
Planning committee, Loxley House; 20th, 2:30pm;
Your Choice, Your Voice – agreeing ward plan of action, QWCC; 26th, 6pm – 8pm;
Ward walk; 28th, 11am;  
Enviroenergy; 28th, 4pm;
OMTRA public meeting on conservation area; 30th, 10am – 2pm.

December 2019
Christmas tree lights switch-on, Bridgeway Shopping Centre; 5th, 3:30pm – 6pm;
Joint Committee on Strategic Planning and transport, County Hall, 6th, 10am;
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 6th, 4pm – 5:30pm;
General Election: 12th, 7am – 10pm;
Christmas Grotto. Meadows Library; 14th, 10:30am – 1pm;
Planning committee; Loxley House; 18th, 2:30pm;
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 20th, 4pm – 5:30pm. 

Meadows ward monthly report 06

A General Election was called and we didn’t leave the European Union –
Five Leaves and We Are Not Leaving. Give People the Final Say march

Further to the mid-month progress report and a general review written to coincide with with the AGM of Bridges Community Trust
– I have liaised with the Police Inspector and other concerns complaints of robbery in The Meadows and across the conurbation south of the river;
– Police have gone public on their concerns over the abuse of phone boxes –
– Meadows shop stabbing assailant has pleaded guilty in court;
– there is a lot of property development happening or planned to happen in The Meadows ward;
– I have met the landowners of the former Three Bridges pub to ask about the security of the site and their intentions to develop;
– we have introduced the RINGGO car parking scheme at the Bridgeway Shopping Centre, and it has had a significant impact;
– Councillor Langton has acted upon a breakout of graffiti, obscene and political graffiti, in Old Meadows;
– Congratulations to Notts County Football in the Community on the celebration of Constance Jeans’ swimming records in 1919.
– Congratulations to Meadows Advice Group who have celebrated their 40th anniversary.

58 matters raised since May 3rd, 2019.

Culture and events –
Plays: Getting the Third Degree, Prism, “It’s True, It’s True, It’s True”
Events – Opening of the 725th Goose Fair, FoML Quiz – October 2019
Meetings – The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Supporting the Hong Kong protestors from Nottingham,Jess Phillips MP tells Truth to Power, Tribute to Eric Irons