Monday, 6 September 2010

A full and fun weekend!

My last post I said September would be back to usual - and the weekend just gone proves it!

On Saturday I covered the Whitley councillor's surgery, and had a look at the new cycling facilities at Junction 11 as they'd been discussed at Cycling Liason committee earlier in the week.  We then went to Reading Pride to help out on the Labour party stall.  It's always a really freindly event and lovely to meet such a range of people from young families to pensioners.  We had lots of people think about joining the party and taking away joining forms, and at least one filled in the form there and then!  The Conservatives and Libdems were there too (not on the same stall!) but I think they weren't so well attended.  That might be because we were giving out free lollypops or because we had more people helping out though rather than because of any particular political reason!


Sunday had a nice family morning and then went along to the Norcot Labour party BBQ where we failed to identify the maternity ward of RBH in the picture round of the quiz (but slightly worryingly spotted the police station and the jail!).  We then helped John Ennis deliver leaflets advertising a public meeting he and other ward councillors are holding in Southcote with their local doctors' surgery and finished the weekend with a ride on the carosel at Carter's Steam Fair that had come to Prospect Park, which we always try visit when we can.

All in all a lovely weekend, and hopefully useful too!