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Public Notice for Medworth Ward

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No Incinerator says Wisbech Town Council

No Incinerator says Wisbech Town Council

Very pleased to notify you all that tonight, at the special meeting of Full Council (Wisbech Town Council) my motion opposing the incinerator was passed unanimously.

This means its now been passed at FDC (nearly unanimously) and at WTC (unanimously.)

Just got to get it through County now and we will have a hat trick of local Councils committed to opposing this awful incinerator.

Thanks to all Councillors that have supported it so far, from all political persuasions. Stand Together!

Public Meeting – Stop The Incinerator

Rock Choir at TCA

Castle Of Nightmares – begins tomorrow!

Castle Of Nightmares – begins tomorrow!

Our second year of Halloween at Wisbech Castle features the Castle of Nightmares show.

The event has now completely and utterly sold out.  There is not a single space left available.

This year we have doubled down on the event.  It was a hit last year with rave reviews and we were aware of the need to do even better this time.

Volunteers have been beavering away for the last 4 or 5 weeks and over this last weekend that has become near feverish activity.

When I designed this year’s plot and scripted it out I set a lot of tasks for the engineers and builders upon whom I rely.  Personally, I can barely put a plug on :)

The volunteers have not let me down.  They have completed every task I set them.

Last night all the actors were in for our rehearsal and I feel confident we have a really scary show ready.

The event is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – with a family day on Saturday for the whole community.

This year, like last year we have sold out.  But thanks to better time slot management we have sold more tickets than last year.

Let’s hope everybody has a really spooky great time.

Very pleased with my bag of gifts

Very pleased with my bag of gifts

It was very nice to be presented with a card and a bag of gifts from my Wisbech Conservative colleagues this evening.

I acted as Campaign Manager here in Wisbech and we bucked the national trend and had a pretty good result, improving on our previous election results from four years ago.

It was a lot of hard work, but I really can’t take any credit.  We had a brilliant raft of candidates and I am proud to serve alongside them.

I’m only sorry for the three that we lost – but there will be other days.

WisBEACH Day 2019

WisBEACH Day 2019

Healthy Pop-Up Shop

Healthy Pop-Up Shop

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.

Campaign Time 2019

Campaign Time 2019

Well it’s that time again.

The time when we all go out and ask people to come vote for us.

The time when the opposition and the Usual Suspects start sneering, lying and slating the Conservatives – while claiming that it is the other way around. :)

The time when the Wisbech Standard begins its weekly campaign to get somebody, anybody, elected who isn’t a Conservative.

The time when people nobody has seen in their ward for the last four years turn up and start pretending that they are a better alternative than the people who work all year around.

Never mind.

The sun is shining.  The air is fresh.  And the people I am meeting in my ward as I canvass are very pleasant and very positive.

I have every faith that the people in Wisbech broadly know the truth, no matter what smears the collective opposition try to run with.

As ever, it will be what it will be.  We shall see.

See you all soon, on the doorstep.  Looking forward to it!

 

 

Update:

So apparently the fairly simply blog post (above) is “ghastly and nasty.”  :)

But none of the comments on the various private Facebook groups he frequents are?  None of the personal remarks about me, or Sam Hoy?  None of the comments by anybody on the Hatefest forum are “ghastly and nasty?”  Just my little blog, above.

If ever there was clear-cut evidence of exactly what I said, it’s right there.

People are right to point to the low esteem in which the Old Press is held, nationally and locally.  And this is why.