Monday, March 01, 2010

Budget Setting, a Cinema for Camberwell, Opinion Polls looking good and Hibs come out of slump slowly!!

A busy week in the Town Hall with the Budget Setting Council Assembly and a very nervy performance from the Lib Dems as they realise how popular our budget proposals, especially our plans for Free School Meals!!
Sad to hear that Kim Humphries is standing down and it is a real pity that the Tories dont recognise Kim's ability and experience with a seat but I dont blame him for saying enough is enough! A real loss to the Council even although he is a Tory!! In fact I will miss Richard thomas, Caroline Pidgeon and Lorraine Zuleta( assuming I am re-elected!) and I recognise their commitment and hard work over the years even although I have not always agreed with them!!
The SLP covered a Campaign to get a Cinema in Camberwell, a long standing goal given impetus by the closure of Gala Bingo Hall, a fantastic old Cinema which would be perfect to convert back to a Cinema a which I am sure would be very successful in Camberwell!
It appears to have been bought by a Church and that of course will be a matter for the Planning Committee in the future!
http://www.southlondonpress.co.uk/tn/news.cfm?id=7277&headline=Uproar%20as%20church%20buys%20Camberwell%20bingo%20hall&vote=yes



The Opinion Polls continue to look good for us and the possibility of a historic 4th Labour Term in Government!! The BBC have a great site showing the closing of the Polls over time, all looking good for a may Election!! See site below:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8280050.stm

Hibs are hopefully coming out of their slump having at least picked up a pount at home against our bogey team for this season St. Johnstone!
Wehave dropped to 4th behind Dundee Utd. but need to get back on track soon with important Scottish Cup and SPL Games coming up!
Highlights at link:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/scotland/8542083.stm