Monday, June 28, 2010

World cup, Cabinet and University life, and Camberwell Arts Festival 2010!

Obviously a bit obsessed by the World Cup in South Africa watching as many games as I can and of course witnessing England's grim showing culminating in the heavy defeat to the Germans yesterday!!

Lots of stuff at the University with training and briefings all round as in process of reducing hours to time share between London Met and Southwark Council!! IOSH Training, Business Continuity and Environmental Briefings for the past few weeks!!

Getting out and about as I really dont want to "manage" from Tooley Street! Met Cllr. Lauder at the Hour Glass Pub last week to talk about asb and also met Tessa Jowell and Lambeth Councillors and Cabinet Member of problems in the Herne Hill area!! I am meeting up with my Lewisham Counterpart soon and getting out to all Ward SNT Panels to find out what people think on the ground about Community Safety!!
I attended a really good initiative at Dockhead Fire Station where young people spend a week as a Firefighter and "Pass Out" in font of family!! great idea and hope to see it develop further!

The Camberwell Arts Festival 2010 is in full swing with lots of very visible things going on which is good and work progressing on the South London Gallery and the Camberwell Leisure Centre so lots happening and all good in Camberwell!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Work as a Southwark Council Cabinet Member begins in earnest, Milwall get promoted, at home with dad and London Met win Silver!!!

Exciting times for me as the new Cabinet Member for Community Safety and the Councillor for Brunswick Park Ward! Lots of Officer Briefings and Public Meetings and Events to attend so plenty to keep me busy!!New Cabinet and Councillor colleagues to get to know and work with and a really impressive bunch they are too!! We had a Tour of the key Borough sites recently and a Labour Group Away Day at the weekend so lots of opportunities to get to know each other. I am also in touch with my counterparts in Lambeth and Lewisham to share information and work more closely together!!
Had a great day at Wembley watching the Lions get promoted to the Championship next Season, great atmosphere at a virtually full Stadium. Noe the World Cup to look forward to and I pulled Honduras in the London Met Sweepstake so not spending my winnings yet!! I spent a week up in Edinburgh with dad and Mum's Bench is now installed at Lauriston Castle so we visited a couple of times! He is very please d that it is there and it is easy for him to get too and a really beautiful place!!I attended the Globe theatre's Underglobe this week as London Met University picked up a Silver Award at the Green 500 Awards 2010 with Boris Johnston the guest of Honour!!!.. as entertaining and eccentric as ever!!