Category Archives: Councillor Surgery

Medworth & Clarkson Ward Surgery, July 2017

Medworth & Clarkson Ward Surgery, July 2017

Just a quick reminder that my Councillor Surgery is on today, in the Angel, from 3PM – 5PM.
 
Drop in for a chat, to report issues, to suggest ideas, or just to say “hello”. Hope to see some of you there.

Coffee with Councillors

Councillor Surgery This Saturday

Councillor Surgery This Saturday

Can I remind people who live in the Medworth Ward that my Monthly Councillor Surgery is this Saturday 28th May, 3PM – 5PM at The Angel Inn.

Come along, share some coffee and cake, report problems, suggest ideas, or just have a natter with your Town & District Councillor.

Hope to see you there!

Councillor Surgeries : Newton & Tydd St. Giles

Councillor Surgeries : Newton & Tydd St. Giles

This Saturday I am holding another two of my monthly (ish) surgeries. If you live in Newton or Tydd St. Giles, or indeed if you live in any part of my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday December 15th
NEWTON “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
NewtonVillage Hall. 11AM – 1PM

Saturday December 15th
TYDD ST. GILES “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
NewtonVillage Hall. 2PM – 4PM

Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.

Funded Surgeries

July 28th, 2012

Funded Surgeries

Local newspaper editor and commentator John Elworthy asked me on Twitter:

“in East Cambs they’ve just agreed to give councillors £50 a time to hire rooms to encourage more surgeries. A good idea? “

It was a good question and merited an answer of more than 140 characters.  But the short answer is: “No.”  I don’t think it is a good idea.  Although I do appreciate why they’ve done it and understand that it is well-intentioned.  The trouble is that old Road To Hell metaphor is often an accurate one.

First of all – £50.00 a time?  Really?  That seems a lot.  I don’t pay that much for Tydd St Giles Community Centre, or Gorefield Village Hall, or Leverington Village Hall, or Newton Village Hall.  I used to book them for three hours, but now I only book two hours (I’ve found, by trial-and-error, that this is optimal).  But even when my surgeries were three hours long they were generally about half that cost.  Perhaps halls in East Cambridgeshire are more expensive, but surely there are suitable venues which won’t charge the Earth?

There are several reasons why I don’t think councils paying the surgery costs is a good idea.

First of all – there are many ways to do the job of a councillor.  Some councillors find surgeries effective and useful, but they are certainly not the only way to connect with the public and some councillors find other methods better.  I know one councillor who is so well-known locally they he need only sit by his front door and people find him.  Another councillor does “street surgeries” where they knock on doors and ask people if they have any issues.  Some councillors prefer to do more newsletters and let people contact them directly.  Others book a market stall, or wait outside Asda with a clipboard.   There is no “best way” and prescribing what the “perfect” route to engaging with the electorate is, but doing it  from “on high” is a recipe for disaster.  The best proof of whether you’ve gotten it right or not, I would humbly suggest, is re-election.  If you sit on your bum and do nothing then you should expect people to look elsewhere for their representative in future.

Surgeries can do very well and you might get dozens of visitors.  Another day it might be too rainy, or too sunny, or too icy, or Gorefield Show might be on at the same time (yes, this is a hard lesson I learnt)  and almost nobody shows up at all.  This is fine if you paid for it yourself – you can have a laugh about it, drink an extra cup of tea, and go home.  But if you’ve paid for it with £50.00 from the taxpayer, you might find people questioning your use of their money.  And not in a nice way.

Another danger is that people see this as “just another councillor expense.”  In recent years, political expenses have received a lot of negative press.  So much so that anything anybody claims is now viewed askance.  This is a shame because most councillors do excellent work and they couldn’t do it without a mileage allowance for the distance they travel or some form of compensation for the time they spend.  Or, maybe, some could.  But they wouldn’t necessarily be the sort of people that would actually do the job well.  So by connecting surgeries with expenses you create an undesirable link which makes people shun them, oppose them or sneer at them.

Personally, I find surgeries to be quite a powerful tool, but part of the power comes from the fact that  I pay for them myself and that the time I give up to do them is my own free time.  When somebody suggests: “This is all paid for by me as a taxpayer” you can politely point out that no, actually, it isn’t.  I usually say: “There’s no requirement for me to do these.  I choose to do them in my own time and pay for them from my own pocket.”  This changes the whole mood and dynamic of the discussion.  You garner some immediate respect and are able to converse in a more productive way.

East Cambs council probably sees the value that surgeries offer and wants to encourage them.  People do respond to incentives and paying the £50.00 will likely encourage more councillors to hold surgeries.  But the power of the surgeries themselves will be diluted.  Instructed from top down, paid for by the taxpayer (at what seems to be a high rate) they’ll become something people gripe about.   If there’s a low turnout they will be ridiculed and the costs challenged.  When people do turn out they will be seen as a obligatory right rather than a voluntary service.  And councillors who might actually have better methods (for them) or their own ideas will feel pressured into using a tool which might not be best for their personality, style or the area which they serve.

In short, I don’t mean to criticise East Cambs council.  I’m sure their intentions are positive and honourable.  But I think they’ll find this doesn’t achieve what they thought it would and may need a rethink later.   If my own council chose to do this – I wouldn’t claim the money.  I’d carry on paying it myself.  I think people appreciate it.

Out Of The Frying Pan

May 14th, 2012

Out Of The Frying Pan

*See Note At Bottom

Down in Cambridge today the Liberal Democrat leader of the city council, Sian Reid, has quit.  And let’s face it, given the drubbing Labour gave her party at the recent elections she really had to.  She has said she needs: “Time out to recover from her surgery earlier in the year” and I certainly wish her well with that – surgery being nothing to take lightly.  But the timing of her surgical time-out with getting the electoral  living daylights beaten out of her team of Yellow Perils must surely also have played a part?

To be honest, I feel sorry for Cambridge.  I mean it’s true, Lib Dems (as a political beast) do seem to prefer a good natter to actually doing anything and they do seem to enjoy opposing – well – everything, but with that said they do have among their ranks some sound-ish thinkers.  While a horde of them are socialists of one brand or another, there are also a not-insignificant number of ‘Orange Bookers’ and traditional Liberals and even the occasional supporter of free markets.  Furthermore, although they are famous for producing the world’s most dodgy graphs come election time, many of them are good at analysing complex data and of spotting trends and patterns (something I saw first hand during my time as chairman of an overview and scrutiny committee.)  And they’re not bad with the public either.  With a winning smile they can get people to sign almost anything.  So with Labour coming back strongly into the frame the phrase “Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The Fire” springs to mind.

Ah Labour.  The real socialists whose ‘right-wing’ tend to authoritarian corporatism and whose left-wing are absolutely terrifying marxists, hard-core unionists (a-la the Winter Of Discontent), and grand-scale shopaholics who have never seen a pound coin they couldn’t spend twelve ways to Sunday before it has even arrived in their bank account.  There are one of two pleasant moderates in there too (Hi Tariq!) but as a group they’re red in tooth and claw.

Cambridge have a “proud” history of electing lefties to govern them.  To tax them blind, smother them in rules and regulations and tell them how to live.  They seem to like it.  And that’s entirely their democratic right.  But in the recent elections they delivered a drubbing to one bunch of smiley happy lefties and elected another lot of smiley crusading lefties.  And they did so in almost even numbers so that, to get anything done at all, the chairman will often have to use the casting vote.  The Lib Dems new Leader of the Council (just) will be Cllr Bick who looks like a nice chap but must surely be thinking: “Oh my God, what have I got myself into?”   This is not going to be fun for them.

But amidst all these socialists, quasi-socialist, socialist-deniers, wannabe-socialists, social democrats, democratic socialists, liberal socialists, green socialists and liberal quasi socialist democrats there is a ray of light.  Conservative Shapour Meftah has won a seat on the City Council, beating the incumbent Lib Dem councillor by 723 votes to 644.  So we can rest in the knowledge that amid all the demands to spend spend spend and borrow borrow borrow and control there might be one voice saying: “Let’s take a minute to think this through, guys.”  And most interesting of all, given the close balance of power on the city council, one single Conservative voice might prove to be of more influence than he expects.

*Tongue In Cheek Post.  There are good people in all parties.  But more in the Conservatives, obviously.  Smile

Rest? Pah.

April 28th, 2012

Rest?  Pah.

On Monday, after getting my surprise (and welcome) promotion in the middle of a Service Appeals Committee I was chairing at Shire Hall I made my way home in a state of gormless shock.  (Not so gormless, I hasten to add, that my driving was impaired.)  On Monday night I popped into Wisbech Town Full Council meeting to see if there was anything that affected the Peckover portion of my county division.

On Tuesday I drove to Hertfordshire to put in a day’s work in the office.  I then headed straight home to get to Leverington Parish Council’s annual assembly (followed immediately by a parish council meeting that ran quite late in the evening.)

Wednesday saw me working in Number10 Cafe and on Wednesday evening I was back in Leverington to open an art exhibition being held in the beautiful church there.  It was a joy to see such a wealth of local talent displayed and exciting to see so many local people turning up to support the event and admire the paintings.  I managed to catch the end of the Wisbech Conservatives meeting (chaired in my absence by the vice-chair, legendary councillor Jonathan Farmer) and then to take part in a lively debate at the Conservative Policy Forum which followed.  I stayed up late that night reading notes and documents pertaining to my new cabinet portfolio at county council.

On Thursday I was back at Shire Hall for the Cambridgeshire Care Partnership meeting.  I’ve never been to one of these before (and as I understand it, due to changing situations, there won’t be many more of them to go to) but was required to attend as my first official meeting as cabinet member for health and wellbeing.  It was an interesting and informative few hours and I think I managed to immerse myself fairly quickly.  It’s a steep learning curve, but I seem to be getting on well with it.

Thursday night and I was in Waterlees helping my colleague Cllr Samantha Hoy with her fundraising bingo (I was the caller).  She had organised this as part of her community work with Waterlees Playground and aimed to raise money to try and fund a trip for the kids who are regulars at that wonderful facility.  The turnout was incredible and the hall was packed (with people actually having to be turned away!)  That Samantha Hoy is able to motivate such a large group of local people to come and raise money for their area speaks volumes about her role as a community champion.  The fact that she is willing to give up so much of her free time gives you a clue as to what sort of councillor she is.  Not for Sam the spreading of doom, gloom and negativity.  Instead, she rolls up her sleeves, takes her ‘can do’ attitude – and gets on with the hard work.  This is how all councillors should be.  (Hat tips should also go to Sam’s brilliant ‘Friends of the Playground’ committee ladies, and also Cllr. Garry Tibbs, Darren Christie and Pete Tibbs for their help with the event.)

On Friday I headed to March for the Minor Highways Committee – in which councillors on a panel listened to bids for Minor Highways Fund Money and scored them as a recommendation to the appropriate cabinet member.  It was an enjoyable morning and while I was impressed by the quality of the bids and the people who came to speak on them.  I hope everybody is pleased with the outcome when it is announced.  Then this evening (Friday) I was in Whittlesey for an entertaining evening of show tunes and comedy (a Conservative fundraiser) which really was quite exceptional.  Well done to the Whittlesey Conservative Branch for organising such a fun show.

Tomorrow I have a councillor’s surgery and a skate park meeting, then a few hours of paperwork and computer coding to catch up with.  I’m also hoping to skim the new Health Bill since it will certainly have an effect on my new cabinet brief.

It gets even busier next week as I have inductions, meetings and study to immerse myself into my cabinet post.  And on Thursday it’s election time!  (Go Boris!  Go Conservative Councillors!)  I’ve saved the whole day for campaigning in the areas where my Conservative colleagues are battling the Yellow Peril, the Red Rage, The Green Madness and our lost Purple Cousins.

Rest?  Who needs it?   : )

Fast Weeks

April 16th, 2012

Fast Weeks

Is it just me or are the weeks flashing by right now? A packed diary always seems to be mean a fast pace, but even bearing that in mind things are fairly zooming along at present.

Outside of politics all the areas of business I’m involved in seem to have dramatically picked up. I can only hope this is more than a temporary blip and isn’t isolated to me! Within party politics my rolls as chairman of the Wisbech Conservatives, executive member of NECCA, county councillor, Overview and Scrutiny chairman and generic political activist are certainly keeping me active.

Today, for instance, I went with a few friends to assist fellow Conservatives in the Hornchurch and Upminster area – or more specifically to assist Boris Johnson in his campaign to gain a second term as Mayor of London. Now look – every politician will always sing the praises of every campaign day, so you should feel free to take my words with a pinch of salt if you want to. But the buzz on the streets we visited was exceptional. No Labour posters, no stand-offishness, just a lot of people who seem to really like Boris.

Tomorrow I’m working in the day at my engraving/engineering company but have to rush home to attend the first committee meeting of the new Leverington Street Pride group which I have helped to set up. On Tuesday i’m off to Impington to walk the route that is discussed in an appeal to the Service Appeals committee that I sit on (and which is happening next week.) Then I’m speaking at CCC Cabinet as a local member and then in the afternoon I have the cross-party scrutiny management committee to attend.

On Wednesday I’m volunteering with the Wisbech Street Pride team to help clean up areas in Clarkson, Wisbech. Then i’m off to my cafe (Number10) to work in the afternoon. On Wednesday evening I have a NECCA officer’s meeting to attend.

Thursday has me back in London on business and on Friday I’m back in Shire Hall, Cambridge, for a seminar and then a group meeting. Saturday is my monthly Councillor’s surgery (this month it is in Leverington) followed by a committee meeting to arrange fundraising for (hopefully) a new skate park for young people in my division. And on Sunday I have a fundraiser to attend.

As you can see, this is another week that is going to be gone in the blink of an eye. But that’s fine by me. I love to be busy.

Surgery For Wisbech Peckover – March 2012

March 20th, 2012

Surgery For Wisbech Peckover – March 2012

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in the Peckover area of Wisbech (everything from the banks and Town Council building are out to the edge of the villages and across to the Police Station), or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Free Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday March 24th
PECKOVER “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Number10 Cafe, Market Street, Wisbech. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.
** I picked Number10 Cafe because there wasn’t a suitable and affordable venue for Peckover that I could easily find, and since I own Number10 and its only a stone’s throw from the edge of Peckover, it seemed suitable.  However, since then I’ve had a couple of other venues suggested, so my next Peckover surgery will be in the division.  I should also note that I wont profit from the surgery being in my cafe, since all refreshments are free – provided by me.  (It’s nice to head off these sort of criticisms before the opposition makes them!)

Councillor Surgery – Tydd St Giles

February 24th, 2012

Surgery In Tydd St Giles – February

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in Tydd St Giles, or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday February 25th
TYDD ST GILES “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Tydd St Giles Community Centre. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.

Surgery In Gorefield – January

January 20th, 2012

Surgery In Gorefield – January

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in Gorefield, or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday January 21st
GOREFIELD “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Gorefield Village Hall. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.

Frantic

December 16th, 2011

Frantic

What a frantic week trying to keep up with everything in the run-up to Christmas. I have all sorts of blogs that need to be written, but no time to write them at the moment.

So I’m afraid you’ll have to wait for the Safer & Stronger Overview & Scrutiny meeting report (I know, I know, the suspense is killing you.. ) and also to cover all the interesting things that keep cropping up.

But I do feel the need to say that sending Nick Clegg to tell the French off for their unfortunate remarks is like sending Upsy-Daisy to admonish the Tombliboos.

Spent all afternoon delivering Christmas newsletters and also a flyer for my Councillor Surgery tomorrow in Newton.

Christmas is coming. Busy, busy.

Councillor Surgeries : Gorefield & Peckover

Councillor Surgeries : Gorefield & Peckover

Tomorow I am holding another two of my monthly (ish) surgeries. If you live in Gorefield or Wisbech – Peckover, or indeed if you live in any part of my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday August 25th
GOREFIELD “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Gorefield Village Hall. 11AM – 1PM

Saturday August 25th
WISBECH PECKOVER  “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
“Madhouse” shop, 5 Alexandra Road. Wisbech  2PM – 4PM

Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.

Funded Surgeries

Funded Surgeries

Local newspaper editor and commentator John Elworthy asked me on Twitter:

“in East Cambs they’ve just agreed to give councillors £50 a time to hire rooms to encourage more surgeries. A good idea? “

It was a good question and merited an answer of more than 140 characters.  But the short answer is: “No.”  I don’t think it is a good idea.  Although I do appreciate why they’ve done it and understand that it is well-intentioned.  The trouble is that old Road To Hell metaphor is often an accurate one.

First of all – £50.00 a time?  Really?  That seems a lot.  I don’t pay that much for Tydd St Giles Community Centre, or Gorefield Village Hall, or Leverington Village Hall, or Newton Village Hall.  I used to book them for three hours, but now I only book two hours (I’ve found, by trial-and-error, that this is optimal).  But even when my surgeries were three hours long they were generally about half that cost.  Perhaps halls in East Cambridgeshire are more expensive, but surely there are suitable venues which won’t charge the Earth?

There are several reasons why I don’t think councils paying the surgery costs is a good idea.

First of all – there are many ways to do the job of a councillor.  Some councillors find surgeries effective and useful, but they are certainly not the only way to connect with the public and some councillors find other methods better.  I know one councillor who is so well-known locally they he need only sit by his front door and people find him.  Another councillor does “street surgeries” where they knock on doors and ask people if they have any issues.  Some councillors prefer to do more newsletters and let people contact them directly.  Others book a market stall, or wait outside Asda with a clipboard.   There is no “best way” and prescribing what the “perfect” route to engaging with the electorate is, but doing it  from “on high” is a recipe for disaster.  The best proof of whether you’ve gotten it right or not, I would humbly suggest, is re-election.  If you sit on your bum and do nothing then you should expect people to look elsewhere for their representative in future.

Surgeries can do very well and you might get dozens of visitors.  Another day it might be too rainy, or too sunny, or too icy, or Gorefield Show might be on at the same time (yes, this is a hard lesson I learnt)  and almost nobody shows up at all.  This is fine if you paid for it yourself – you can have a laugh about it, drink an extra cup of tea, and go home.  But if you’ve paid for it with £50.00 from the taxpayer, you might find people questioning your use of their money.  And not in a nice way.

Another danger is that people see this as “just another councillor expense.”  In recent years, political expenses have received a lot of negative press.  So much so that anything anybody claims is now viewed askance.  This is a shame because most councillors do excellent work and they couldn’t do it without a mileage allowance for the distance they travel or some form of compensation for the time they spend.  Or, maybe, some could.  But they wouldn’t necessarily be the sort of people that would actually do the job well.  So by connecting surgeries with expenses you create an undesirable link which makes people shun them, oppose them or sneer at them.

Personally, I find surgeries to be quite a powerful tool, but part of the power comes from the fact that  I pay for them myself and that the time I give up to do them is my own free time.  When somebody suggests: “This is all paid for by me as a taxpayer” you can politely point out that no, actually, it isn’t.  I usually say: “There’s no requirement for me to do these.  I choose to do them in my own time and pay for them from my own pocket.”  This changes the whole mood and dynamic of the discussion.  You garner some immediate respect and are able to converse in a more productive way.

East Cambs council probably sees the value that surgeries offer and wants to encourage them.  People do respond to incentives and paying the £50.00 will likely encourage more councillors to hold surgeries.  But the power of the surgeries themselves will be diluted.  Instructed from top down, paid for by the taxpayer (at what seems to be a high rate) they’ll become something people gripe about.   If there’s a low turnout they will be ridiculed and the costs challenged.  When people do turn out they will be seen as a obligatory right rather than a voluntary service.  And councillors who might actually have better methods (for them) or their own ideas will feel pressured into using a tool which might not be best for their personality, style or the area which they serve.

In short, I don’t mean to criticise East Cambs council.  I’m sure their intentions are positive and honourable.  But I think they’ll find this doesn’t achieve what they thought it would and may need a rethink later.   If my own council chose to do this – I wouldn’t claim the money.  I’d carry on paying it myself.  I think people appreciate it.

Surgery For Wisbech Peckover – March 2012

Surgery For Wisbech Peckover – March 2012

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in the Peckover area of Wisbech (everything from the banks and Town Council building are out to the edge of the villages and across to the Police Station), or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Free Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday March 24th
PECKOVER “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Number10 Cafe, Market Street, Wisbech. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.
** I picked Number10 Cafe because there wasn’t a suitable and affordable venue for Peckover that I could easily find, and since I own Number10 and its only a stone’s throw from the edge of Peckover, it seemed suitable.  However, since then I’ve had a couple of other venues suggested, so my next Peckover surgery will be in the division.  I should also note that I wont profit from the surgery being in my cafe, since all refreshments are free – provided by me.  (It’s nice to head off these sort of criticisms before the opposition makes them!)

Councillor Surgery – Tydd St Giles

Surgery In Tydd St Giles – February

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in Tydd St Giles, or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday February 25th
TYDD ST GILES “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Tydd St Giles Community Centre. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.

Surgery In Gorefield – January

Surgery In Gorefield – January

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in Gorefield, or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday January 21st
GOREFIELD “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Gorefield Village Hall. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.

Surgery In Newton – December

Surgery In Newton – December

This Saturday I am holding another of my monthly surgeries. If you live in Newton or (some of) Tydd Gote or Four Gotes, or indeed if you live in any of the villages in my county division, or have an interest in them – drop on by and say: “Hello!” Coffee and Cake will be provided.

Saturday December 17th
NEWTON “MEET YOUR COUNTY COUNCILLOR / SURGERY”
Newton Village Hall. 11AM – 1PM
Come along – drop in – no appointment necessary.
Refreshments provided.
Even cake. As long as you don’t throw it at me!

•Raise local issues
•Report Problems
•Discuss ideas
•Make suggestions
•Have a Chat

tel: 07831 616127 email: cllr@stevetierney.org

*please note – all costs associated with my surgeries are met by me personally. No taxpayer funds are ever used, nor will they ever be.