Jess Phillips MP tells Truth to Power

Jess Phillips, Birmingham MP, launching her book in Nottingham, at the Contemporary, and hosted by Five Leaves.
Lilian Greenwood MP “played the role of Parkinson”.

Jess kept an audience of 200 people engrossed for 90 minutes, conveying calm, experience of life, and soul. 

Good values; and encouraging people to join the Labour Party.
Her book is called “Truth to Power”.

Some of the photos available from Facebook.

Book signing, and a t-shirt printed with *that brooch*.
Photos available on Facebook.


Tribute to Eric Irons

“Mr. Fix-it”; Black Jamaican who came to Nottingham to work; stood up against racial prejudice; helped stop ban on black workers on Nottingham buses and brought peace during the St.Ann’s race riots; first black magistrate in the country; awarded national honour, Jamaican Badge of Honour and doctorate by Nottingham University.
Photos and 2 speeches on Facebook.
Excellent article by the Guardian.

Looking Forward to October 2019

Goose Fair – 2nd – 6th;
Friends of Meadows Library quiz night, Library; 2nd, 7pm;
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 4th, 4pm – 5:30pm;
Enviroenergy; 7th, 1p.m.;
Bridges Community Trust AGM, The Embankment Bar and Kitchen; 16th, 6:30pm;
Audit committee, Loxley House; 14th, 10:30am;
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 18th, 4pm – 5:30pm;
Remain march, London; 11a.m.
Planning committee; Loxley House; 23rd, 2:30pm;
Ward walk; 24th, 11am; CHECK;
Meadows Advice Group AGM, Queens Walk Community Centre; 29th, 6pm..

November 2019
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 1st, 4pm – 5:30pm;
Full Council, The Council House; 2pm – 5pm;
Advice Surgery, Meadows Library; 15th, 4pm – 5:30pm;
Planning committee; Loxley House; 20th, 2:30pm;
Your Choice, Your Voice – agreeing ward plan of action, QWCC; 26th, 6pm – 8pm;
Ward walk; 28th, 11am;
Audit committee, Loxley House; 29th, 10:30am.

Lilian visits The Meadows – September 2019

Pleasant meeting Old Meadows residents, who are staying with Labour, and with Remain.
Being with Lilian, the sessions are much more about people greeting her, and national discussion points, which included seeking assurance that should the default become that cars are not parked on pavements, Councils would be able to waive it for streets where that’s not practical; and disappointments with the cuts to arts in our schools’ curriculum.
Some extra checks were put into traffic arrangements for the Robin Hood Marathon to ensure Meadows residents were not contained by the race, or queues caused by the marathon.

Photographs available.

Meadows ward monthly report 04

Outrage at Prorogation of Parliament with city centre demonstration.
Continued erratic weather, but with higher concern about climate change with meetings and features on new ideas, including in The Meadows.

A new progress leaflet, and a visit from Lilian Greenwood MP.
News from Nottingham City Homes.

The red telephone kiosk near the Old Toll Bridge is decommissioned and locked up.
A warden is assaulted, and the culprit gets 18 weeks in jail within 24 hours.

Loads on – The Nottingham Carnival, Riverside Festival and the return of our Bandstand, including by the MineFest.

Drama –
Peaky Blinders series 5 starts,
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Woman at War, Vita and Virginia, Booksmart, Photograph;
Coram Boy, The Girl of Ink and Stars.


Anti Prorogation rally and march

Two thousand people took part in this protest against the prorogation of Parliament.
Outstanding speech by Cllr. Angharad Roberts.
Some great wit and colour.
Fuller res. photos available on Facebook.

A march followed.
Then another rally, at which Vernon Coaker MP spoke.
Fuller res. photos available on Facebook.