Sunday, 8 September 2013

My week ahead, 8 - 15 September 2013.

Monday 9 September, 4pm – Culture Portfolio meeting
6pm – Labour Group Meeting

Wednesday 11 September, 6pm – East Ipswich area Housing Meeting, Reg Driver Centre

Thursday 12 September, 6pm – Overview and Scrutiny meeting, Grafton House

Saturday 14 September, 10am – Labour campaigning, South West Ipswich

Now we know the summer is over! Meetings almost every night with the big one being scrutiny this week. We will be looking at a report on the refurbishment work at Crown Pools.

But even though most of the week is spent on meetings it is important that we continue to campaign and meet residents, it seems that Ben Gummer and (some) Ipswich Tories realise that they have not done much since the last General Election and are now belatedly going out and talking to residents, not sure a fleeting visit to the multi- cultural event counts!– they have continued to lose council seats, on both the Borough and County and did very little campaigning in the Police Commissioner election last year. We are also looking at new ways to campaign and meet residents but when it comes to knocking on doors, we have a 3 year head start on the local Tory lot.

The Lib Dems? Your guess is as good as mine!

Away from that Ipswich was blessed with another great event this weekend with the Sky Ride, the Suffolk Coastal Pro race and a Sportive- all just a few weeks after Maritime Ipswich and with the Ipswich half-marathon also this month to look forward to. We do have a fantastic events team and glad to see that they will be involved over the 4 years we will be remembering the sacrifices many made during the First World War, their expertise will be of a great help.

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