Thursday, March 19, 2009

Good News on Burgess park, War Memorial challenge, Oliver! on Saturday and Hibs and Scotland with tough matches at the weekend!!

Had a good Scrutiny Meeting last night with very positive news about Burgess Park, not only now with a £6M pot to spend over the next 2 years but an additional £1M to open up a new Entrance and Cafe and Play Area at Chumleigh Gardens. i made the point that people expect to see change happening soon so hopefully by the late Summer the Chumleigh works will be complete and other "quick win" projects will be underway to really start the dramatic changes which will take place over the next 2 years!! Really exciting!!

I also put in a last minute bid to CGS for some more funds for Camberwell Green to really start on some of the key elements of the unsuccessfull Mayors Bid to make some key changes in that park as well!
I have a new War Memorial challenge given to me by a constituent to find or replace an old Memorial which used to be positioned on some buildings by the Park on Albany Road commemorating a WW1 Zeppelin attack which left more than 20 dead. i am on the case and hope to have something in place as soon as i can as I think that it is important to remember these events!

I am off to see Oliver ! with Shauna on Saturday and looking forward to it. I saw the last production with the excellent Robert Lindsay as Fagin, a role he repeated on a non musical BBC production a few years later! looking forward to seeing Rowan Atkinson tackle it and have heard very good reports about the whole production, backed up by record ticket sales so should be good!!
Hibs play Aberdeen at home on the back of last week's Derby win so confidence should be high but Aberdeen are a very well organised team and a win of any type will be a good result!!
Looks like Motherwell Goalie Graeme Smith is likely to join on next season so may be farewell to Ma-Kalamby who has been very hit and miss for us.
Scotland end a disappointing 6 Nations with a trip to Twickenham without much hope after England's display against France last week!!! With the exception of the opener against Wales some good overall performances but just not good enough to hold on over 80 minutes and that is the challenge for next year!!