And it is a surprise cos I’d been raising all kind of alarms at the Police Panel.
The Nottingham Post have drawn claims from a survey, but omitted to include the figures for The Meadows.
With a history of ‘drug dealing’ and ‘gang syndicates’, The Meadows has seen dramatic reductions in crime and is now one of the safest places to live in the city.
The drug dealing had been blatant, a phone box (now removed) had become a focus to the trade and there was spate of stabbings between what appeared to be the dealings.
The stabbings have stopped since June – after the public meeting we’d called – and it has felt better.
But we are still concerned about the health and welfare of people on the street.
To be expanded to include reference to Nottingham Post interview.
A 46% share majority, nearly a thousand votes, on a 33% turnout (around 4 points above the city average).
The Conservatives came last.
Celebrated the nature of the win in my speech, but also pointed out how badly the Conservatives had cone across the city, and it was time they spoke up for Nottingham rather than supporting the direction of government money to Surrey.
Also thanked the many helpers, organised by Terry and Eunice Regan.
Campaigning to win in the new Castle ward, combining the city centre with the Park estate and Castle Marina.
Many of the campaigners were asked to pose with the notice of election printed for my Dad’s first election in 1968.
Didn’t get to take enough photos but good to meet Terry (agent), Mary (former work colleague) and Eric (praising the level of NCH ground works).
Thanks to the Indian ladies who hosted me at no time in the afternoon.
The election hustings in the Meadows, held on 25h, convened by Bridges Community Trust, for which the Conservative candidates did not attend and did not apologise.
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