Sunday, October 01, 2006

Hello, good evening and welcome

I've had a personal website since way back in 1998 but that is largely static content that stays the same for year on end, so I decided to join the blogging throng. The idea is that this blog will give a little insight into what's going on in the exciting(?) world of Ealing politics and hopefully do a little to bridge the gap between what goes on in those arcane meetings in Ealing Town Hall and issues that effect local people. I will no doubt touch on national politics from time to time but I want to keep it mainly local.

I did a couple of blog postings on a group blog for Lib Dem conference the week before last., and I decided to finally start my own blog when I got back. It's taken me longer than I hoped but here it is.

I dashed back from Brighton on the Thursday to attend the Ealing Police and Community Consultative Group meeting, where we heard some interesting info about Operation Rainbow and I asked about Safer Neighbourhoods staffing numbers levels to be told that the Sergeants and PCs for all the wards in Ealing should be in place by December but no date could be given on achieving the promised level of PCSOs.

Then I held my ward advice surgery on Friday. My surgery dates and venues are on the Ealing Council site. The ones I hold on Fridays are at the Grange School which is being rebuilt currently. I think having to venture on to what is basically a building site puts people off, but hopefully the new school will be completed before too long! If anyone in Ealing Common would like to come along next time to discuss a problem with the Council, please feel free - no appointment is necessary.