Monthly Archives: April, 2019

Your Vote Matters

The Next Generation…

The Next Generation…

of Tierneys and Barbers.  #proud

Wisbech Words

Wisbech Words

This Thursday night at Wisbech Castle:

Are you an aspiring poet, writer, rapper?

All levels welcome, this event is for everybody who loves to write and who wants others to share what they’ve written with others via the spoken word.

Wisbech Words presents Open Mic Night. (But you don’t have to use a Mic if you don’t want to.)

Come along … listen, speak, enjoy.

Eggcellent Easter Fun Day(s)

Eggcellent Easter Fun Day(s)

Well, I’ve spent a wonderful weekend with friends and colleagues delivering the Eggcellent Easter Fun Day on Saturday and Sunday for over a thousand happy people.

Families poured into Wisbech Castle for the hugely successful event, themed on Alice In Wonderland and featuring so many things for families and kids to enjoy together.

Almost everything was delivered free to local people, thanks to our spectacular Wisbech Castle Working Party team of volunteers.

The weather was incredible, loads of people turned out and everybody seemed to have a really nice time.  Many came back for both days!

Wisbech Castle and its team going from strength to strength.

In Character … Dave Topgood as The Mad Hatter, Samantha Hoy as the Easter Bunny, Brenda Barber as the Queen of Hearts, Cameron Fraser as Pikachu, Joe Tierney as the White Rabbit, Jamie Edwards as The Wisbech Giant, Abi Wallwork as Alice.  Also thanks to all the many other volunteers who helped out to deliver this brilliant event.

Uncontested

Uncontested

I had one of the best canvassing days EVER today.

The sun was shining and literally every single person I spoke to door-to-door was supportive and friendly.  I canvassed for six hours and covered over half of my ward and it was absolutely brilliant.  I’d like to thank so many people that I spoke to that were all so nice.

When I got home I began to get word of the list of candidates that were standing in Fenland.  I had wondered if we might get some “no contests” but I never thought there would be so many.  All across Fenland, many of my colleagues will be elected unopposed.

In a way I am a little disappointed, as the unofficial news is that I will also be elected unopposed. I’m sad because I had been really hoping one of these so-called “Independents” was going to stand against me.  I would have liked to see how that worked out for them.

I’m sorry to the people of Medworth that no other candidate has put their name in.  You deserve a choice and that has been denied to you.  I would have been happy to campaign for re-election on my record.  Indeed I have already put out a newsletter, a letter and a leaflet across the ward, and canvassed about 75% of the ward, so I was certainly up for it.  It appears that the various other parties and “independents” couldn’t find somebody willing to take me on.  It appears they were all frit, as there’s no sign of them.  Or perhaps they are just supportive of the work I do?  :)

But I’m pleased for my Town Council colleague Michael Hill, who is Deputy Mayor and can now be as assured as you can be with such things that he will be the Mayor in May.  I know he is going to be a great Mayor – again!

Once more, thanks to all the people who had said they were going to vote for me.  It was truly humbling.  There’s no need to do so now, but I will work hard every day for the next four years on your behalf.  Thank you.