Eleven Months a Councillor and Everything is Cancelled!

Eleven Months a Councillor and Everything is Cancelled! 3 weeks ago I was campaigning for the next local election, counting out and bagging up leaflets and letters for local delivery. I was standing again this year due to the uncanny result in the last local election. Then COVID-19 kicked in and the election got cancelled. 2 weeks ago I was …

Hecate and Dog Poo

Hecate and Dog Poo One mighty canine whose master knows how to bag it and bin it. (Husky Pic Courtesy of Nia Phillips) In working as a Ward Councillor probably one of the most regular calls to action has been tackling dog poo and occasionally the human variety.  When I first moved to Southport, Richard and I affectionately nicknamed our …

It’s Winter time. We had an election…another one!

It’s Winter time. We had an election…another one! I think I now know why calling a General Election for this particular December 12 triggered a deep reaction in my soul.  It thrust me back to December 12, 1970  when my sister Melanie was born.  Images, thoughts and feelings crashed in on me with the announcement that we had to have …

Three Months a Councillor

THREE MONTHS A COUNCILLOR I have been a Local Government Councillor for almost three months now. I use this space to integrate my art thinking, the local government activities I do and the politics. It’s a new way of working for me and a new space. A FEW MUSINGS ON FORM, SPACE AND ACTION This time I said I would …

Five on a journey

Labour Councillors in Southport have been a rare breed since 1974. We have added five for Southport in the last two years. I am learning that theatre/performance making and politics is a more fascinating combination than I had thought. New challenges, new learning in a new space and time with different audience/participants. Watch this space for more musings on working …