This morning I had a meeting with some of the local press to discuss the consultation for the Christmas Lights. Other sections of the media are also being informed in order that we can spread the consultation as widely as possible. We believe that we’ve got a plan which has come in under budget and will be tasteful and impressive if installed. I’ll go into a bit more detail about the whole plan next week on here, but I don’t want to steal the thunder from elsewhere until then. Suffice to say – I’m excited about it. I hope the people of Wisbech approve and say “Yes.” If so, there’s a good chance we can still do it for this Christmas! It’s not written in stone, but there’s a good chance!
This afternoon I accompanied Independent Councillor Rob McLaren to Hereward Hall in March to present the application for a new safety crossing in Walsoken that is being supported by Wisbech Town Council. Rob and I may have had our disagreements in the past – primarily because of the Dark Queen of Propaganda and her works – but he was totally on the ball today and I think we made a good team. Whether the LHI Committee approve our bid or not we won’t know until next year, but we both hope it’ll get the go ahead.
I managed to get back to the gym today after a few weeks of being too busy/distracted/lazy. I expect I’ll ache in the morning, but you know what they say – no pain, no gain.
I enjoyed David Cameron’s strong speech about the extra money the EU are asking for. 1.6 Billion or whatever it is. I’m really glad he told them to sling their hook and I very much hope he is able to stick to his guns.
Noticed the Wisbech Standard’s grudging report about my by-election win. It must have really pained them to print it :) You can see that by the phrasing. Notice I won “on my third attempt” but no mention of the UKIP guy failing on his second attempt, or the fact that he polled the lowest the previous time he tried. The Liberal Democrat lady’s letter “criticised the Conservatives” – no mention of the fact that it actually criticised everybody. Also, lots of talk about what I “predicted” – except that none of those were predictions. Wisbech Standard continue to ignore my Media Policy – clearly printed on my website – and abuse my blog posts for their own ends. I suppose its all I can expect from them, really.
Tomorrow is my first surgery. I’ve not had much time to advertise it, so I’m not expecting a spectacular turnout. But you have to start somewhere! My first Medwowrth newsletter will be going out next week. I hope to put out a Peckover newsletter a week or two later.