Alan Clark

Devout. Considered. knowledgeable.
A lecturer.  A long-serving Labour Councillor.   Party activist.
Briefed.  Exposed the poll tax in Nottingham as it was being implemented.
Represented the highly marginal Robin Hood ward and an early user of IT to produce local ward leaflets.
Led Labour’s by-election campaign when the city was regained for Labour in 1988.
Chaired various committees.
An extensive social networker, keeping people informed.
Introduced Robin Hood Energy.
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Full council – July 2017

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Covered –
– a sober review of actions taking place prompted by the fire that devastated the Grenfell Tower;
– the council being awarded good for its children services by Ofsted;
– condemnation of the cuts the government is still planning for school budgets;
– a motion calling for Bedroom tax to be dropped now that there is a majority opposing it in the House of Commons;
– protests against money being found for the north of Ireland whilst Nottingham’s budget is cut.
Astonishing to hear the Conservative Deputy Leader saying that cuts to Nottingham had been justified.  Yep, justifying the cuts made on Nottingham.

Tributes to Glen O’Connell on his retirement on the 22nd anniversary of his return to the city council to lead our legal team.

Pirates of Penzance by People’s Theatre (Nottingham)

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The simple pleasure of just hearing music being played live and watching people sing and perform.
Bags of enthusiasm and some songs I recognise – including one from the football terraces.
The trick is not so much as to not take the plot too seriously, but to realise Gilbert and Sullivan probably didn’t either.
Put on by local artists and musicians at the Nottingham Arts Theatre.