Sunday, March 15, 2015

Our volunteering Focus

One of the unique selling points of the Lib Dems in the Whickham area is our involvement with voluntary organisations, some of which have been set up by local Lib Dem councillors to carry out work formally done by the council but which Gateshead no longer does. Examples include Lighting Up Whickham which raises funds for Christmas decorations in the village and Planting Up Whickham, which takes on the role of planting up flower beds to keep Whickham Village looking great.

We have produced a Focus entirely about the local voluntary organisations and in Whickham East, our local team was out last Thursday delivering them. Sadly, they delivered over one thousand houses without me. I was tied up on other things, including delivering our tabloid in our own ward.

Kevin McClurey, who organised the delivery, tells me that most of the leaflets were delivered in the one day.

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