Canvassing and the Community

Last Saturday saw a great turnout in Peninsula ward with  enough people to set up two canvassing teams (yet again).

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Since June 2013 we’ve covered the whole ward (excepting the secure blocks of  flats  on the Peninsula itself-early in the New Year we’ll be bringing the phone bank to their attention plus a coffee morning in Oval Square).

Many thanks to all the regulars who came along for us  but a special mention for Cherry Parker (Blackheath Westcombe) and Cllrs  Quibell and Pennycook (aka PPC). However, the prize for most valiant goes to Chris Kirby  for turning out on his birthday – the recipient of a stirring rendition of the appropriate song in Tuskar Street (embarrassment factor 10/10). Most of the party  then retired to a local public house to partake of refreshment and sign ward Christmas cards.

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Sunday at it again!

Chris and Denise  joined Stephen  and The Friends East Greenwich Pleasaunce and The Bridge for their combined  event  for Santa’s annual  early visit to the area. There were food stalls, a wheelbarrow sale, jazz, carols and choir and the bar with its infamous mulled wine. Chris and Denise were introduced to its delights  by a candidate colleague (he shall remain nameless) who was serving the  drinks!

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This year Santa and his Elves were delivered in a decorated ‘hurry up’ van / Police Sleigh (thanks to our local Met representatives) flanked by two mounted outriders.Chris3

“Move along now there’s nothing to see…the Grotto’s closed!”

Over 200 children + their parents/carers  queued to  meet Santa and the Elves. Despite  using  a colour banding system the last child went in at 16.35!   Clearing up in the dark is always tricky but this is a great community event in the ward’s calendar  and well worth the effort.

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Don’t forget 22.12.2013 4th Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race  http://pantohorserace.org/   in aid of Demelza (Hospice for Children)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ns5BfG5Qtk

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How much more fun can you have in an old flannel suit?

Happy Christmas and a successful New Year to all              Chris    Denise    Stephen

Canvassing Saturday

Just to let  you know we’ll be out canvassing again Saturday 07 12 2013.

We’ll be meeting  at  32 Woolwich Road  10.30 and will  be finished by 13.00…  so plenty of time  for that Christmas shopping afterwards!

Now that the MP selection process is over we’d like to get back to the larger teams that have enabled us to cover so much ground  since June.Please  join us  if  you can.

Saturday’s additional helper is our new Greenwich & Woolwich PPC Matthew  Pennycook.

Sunday 08 12 2013 Carols and Santa  in East Greenwich Pleasaunce  14.00-16.00 

Bring the kids to see Santa…he  arrives by Metropolitan Police Sleigh 14.00…mulled wine mince pies  things to buy carols to sing!

Hoping to see you at both events

Chris    Denise   Stephen

Introductions

We are  Stephen Brain    Chris Lloyd  and  Denise Scott-McDonald

your Peninsula ward Labour Party candidates for the local elections 22 May  2014.

We’ll be using this blog to share some of our  ideas  with you – more importantly   to share the comments and opinions we get from  you,  community representatives  and local businesses with other people and organisations.

We look forward to meeting  you and receiving  your comments and support over  the coming months and, more importantly, after the election.

All three of us are local and know the area well – so decisions that  affect you  affect  us.

Stephen @Brain1Brain   http://brainlab2014.wordpress.com/

Chris      @ChrisLloyd3985

Denise   @dscottmcdonald