A 'Surreal' Encounter With A BNP Supporter

All part of a busy week in the life of a local Councillor


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Cllr Sam Hearn, who represents the Riverside ward in Chiswick, is chairman of the Chiswick Area Forum. He has written this account of his life as a busy local councillor.

Saturday 30th November: A surreal encounter with a BNP supporter whilst delivering leaflets. He seemed to have confused Mary Macleod and Ann Keen, in perhaps because they were both blonde female and white. Nice doorstep chat with a young teacher.

Sunday – 31st November: Checking notes and papers ahead of the Scrutiny Panel meeting.

Monday – 1st December : To the Civic Centre for Housing and Environment Scrutiny Panel to consider papers on Waste Management and Housing. Cllr Khulique unable to Chair the meeting for some reason. A very different perspective on Wheelie Bins. Probably asked too many questions.

Tuesday – 2nd December : Chasing up on the current position of an ex-constituent and her family re-housed by LBH in temporary accommodation outside the Borough a year ago. Trying to deal with the unresolved issue of a blocked drain at Kew Bridge. Following the email traffic on the recent attacks on women in Chiswick. Cllr John Todd taking the lead.

Wednesday – 3rd December : Making arrangements to meet representatives of the Friends of Stilehall Gardens to discuss concerns about the volume and speed of traffic in the area. Deleting dozens of spam emails sent to my Council email address – what a waste of time.

Thursday – 4th December: Received four late papers for tomorrow’s Governors’ Pay & Staffing meeting. Not sure that I can do them justice in the time available.

Friday – 5th December: An 8 o' clock meeting of the Governors’ Pay and Staffing Committee at Strand on the Green School. The only time I now eat croissants.

December 5, 2014

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