Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Southwark Youth Council, Move to Jewry Street, the Camber Well, Rotherhithe Pump House Museum and Hibs lose at home to Rangers!!

Yesterday I spent a really good day with Southwark Council Cabinet colleagues at London South Bank Universityfor the "Crystal Clear" Event with around 10 young people from Southwark Youth Council and local Youth Clubs around the Borough! We had Political Speed Dating and Question Time during the day and it was a great chance to talk to young people face to face and I hope we can do a lot more of it over the next 4 years!!!
Packed up at London Met and ready for the move to Jewry Street which is a lovely old building with lots of history and even a Roman Centurion Ghost so cant wait to move in next week!!!
I went along to an Open Day to see the remains of the original Camber Well and the guy in the picture John Chapple is very keen to restore it and even perhaps get water from the Well again which is a fantastic idea so am supporting him to see how we can do it!! Already planning the labels for the bottles (Del Boy like!) of Camberwell Spring water from the Camber Well!!!
Went to the Rotherhithe Pump House Museum to carry out a Health & Safety Inspection and have a chat with the Mangers and trustees and was very impressed and hope to be a Trustee myself in the near future and continue to support a brilliant local Museum doing so much for young people and the elderly!!
This is the Fete/Fun day Season with 2 in Brunswick Ward over the weekend on the D'Eynesford Estate and a Barbeque on the 73 Grove Lane Estate!! Weather was ok with rain staying away for most of the day!!!
Watched Hibs Vs rangers on Sky on Sunday and Easter Road looks fantastic with the new Stand open and the pitch widened!! Did not do us much good though going 3-0 to Gers with the key issue being the cheat Rangers Goalkeeper trying to get Riordan sent of by feigning a head butt, bizarrely the Referee booked them both but tempers then were lost and 2 players sent off before half time!! Disgraceful and I hope he is disciplined!! Great to hear the Hibs fan boo him for the rest of the match!!
You can see the Match Report and Goals with the Link below:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Edinburgh Trip, Remembering Clare and Hibs ready for new Season!

I had a nice time in Edinburgh with Clair and the kids with the Fringe just kicking it off the Town Centre was incredibly busy but dad enjoyed it and Bernadette and Tony and Family from Helsinki were around so a nice family time together. Plans to go to Monaghan in early September and Helsinki next Summer!!

Nice to get away from most of it for a few days interrupted only by radio Interviews on BB Radio London with Paul Ross and Gaby Roslin on Thursday and Nick Ferrari on LBC on Friday about residents setting up their own Security Patrols on the Wivenhow Close Estate. Plan to meet with them next week to discuss how we can work together with the Police to deal with asb on the Estate! I was able to rearrange my travel plans and get back for my good friend Clare Cozens Funeral Service at St. Giles. A real tragedy for everyone and devastating for her family and friends but a beautiful and fitting service with a Memorial being arranged for October probably.
Her sad death covered in the SLP. Southwark News and Guardian.
After the Funeral Service some of us had Lunch and Prosecco in Caravaggio's in Memory of Clare.
Hibs pre-season finally over with a good Tour of Holland followed by a crushing defeat in the Europa cup and fiunally a good 2-1 away Victory at Premiership New Boys Blackpool! Not too many players in or out but De Graaf looks good and excitement mounts for the opening of the new Stand for the rangers game on August 23rd! Easter Road with a capacity of over 20,000!! Cant wait to see it!!!