The river was high and flowing fast, so the swimming leg was replaced by running, for fear of the risk that logs etc. in the river might not be spotted and hit the competitors. Attendance was lower because of the unpleasant weather. Captured one strange incident when the 3rd leg German ran into the French runner.
Attended a funeral of a 59 year old man. The second of a family of six from Netherfield. Was a fan of Lou Reed and the Sex Pistols. Things went wrong for him and he spent 25 years living on the streets of 6 of our big English cities, before coming back to Nottingham. He’s helped by Framework and the Friary, and Nottingham City Homes are able to offer him a flat in one of their former warden-aided complexes in The Meadows. He makes friends with the neighbours, frequently hailed people and joined them for a chat, and often handed out lollipops as a gesture of friendship. He found contentment. He died on City Council Election Day from lung cancer and complications. Some days later, a sister is found and informed of his death. See the floral tribute. – Much more to be known I’m sure. Plenty to reflect on.
OMTRA reps have reviewed Nottingham Labour’s manifesto commitments, and the feedback is being added to a list of aims for delivery in the next 4 years. City Councillor, Portfolio Holder and Meadows resident Rebecca Langton met senior community reps to hear many of the demands as the new Communities portfolio holder. At some stage, I hope to publish everything that’s come up during the election campaigns and in subsequent reviews of the city-wide manifesto.
Yep, life is sometimes that exciting as a Councillor. Today was the first Cricket World Cup 2019 match at Trent Bridge, so I thought I’d look out for abuse of the permit system, and actually there wasn’t that much. Gratifying on a cricket day.