Friday, February 21, 2020

Delivering Focus

Whickham East Focus Feb 20

I was in Whickham this morning to deliver 370 Focuses. I managed to beat the rain but I had to cling to the newsletters in the gale that was blowing. 2 hours later and the job was done.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Low Fell eFocus 50 and 51

This is a bit of catch up as I am somewhat behind with updating the blog. Lots happening especially on the smallholding. Low Fell Lib Dem Focus team produced two eFocuses during January. Edition 50 covers:
  • Improving Low Fell's car parks - views wanted
  • Dealing with litter 
  • Council Tax expected to rise
  • Cllr Craig receives honour
  • Fallen panels on Station Road
You can view Low Fell eFocus no. 50 on this link.

Edition 51 covers:
  • Recycling trial to continue
  • Bishop of Durham renames Low Fell school
  • Council rejects school crossing
  • Lowrey's Lane car park resurfaced
  • Outrage over plans to rip up £700,000 car park that was built 2 years ago 
  • Fallen branches removed
  • A new NHS App has been launched
  • Labour Councillors force through Bus Tax 
  • Success! Plans for more woodland in Gateshead are passed

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Whickham eFocus no. 128

The latest edition of the eFocus for the Whickham area (no. 128) has just been published. Issues covered include:

  • proposals to begin work again on the unfinished house on Whickham Bank;
  • Lib Dem tree planting plans backed by Gateshead Council;
  • Cllr Peter Craig to be awarded British Empire Medal;
  • Knitting activities at Sunniside;
  • Fireworks clamp down call;
  • Polling stations moved from some local schools;
  • planning applications.

You can read eFocus on this link.

Friday, January 24, 2020

All ready for tomorrow

Birtley survey Jan 20

Our second Lib Dem action day of the year in Gateshead will be tomorrow. We are heading to Birtley to do some door knocking and a survey. I printed 1000 survey forms last night. Much to my amazement, our printing machine was as good as gold so my visit to our office in Consett was unusually brief.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Delivering in Birtley

Delivering Birtley Jan 20

I was back in Birtley this morning. A beautifully sunny and refreshingly breezy day - perfect for delivering literature. I delivered 370 calendars. My legs felt the strain afterwards!

Friday, January 03, 2020

Last delivery of 2019

Whickham delivery Dec 19

On Tuesday I did my last literature delivery of the year/decade. 370 calendars were put through doors in Whickham. Alas, next to me is a large pile of leaflets waiting for me to deliver over the next few days. At least I will get lots of exercise. I wonder if I will be able to deliver at the same rate at the start of 2030.

More eFocuses

We are only a few days into the new year but Gateshead Lib Dems already have published two efocuses. You can read them on the following links: