As some of you may know, I have written a play about the events leading up to the Grenfell Tower fire, which will be performed in two public readings at the Playground Theatre in Latimer Road next month. The play is a documentary play, and uses contemporary blogs, emails and Council records to place these events in the context of austerity, deregulation, estate regeneration and local activism. More details can be found by clicking here.
If you’d like to donate towards the production, there is a crowdfunding page here.
All the best, Nathaniel.
The National Party Constitutional Committee is the The top body that deals with disciplinary cases involving Labour members. After Labour conference voted to increase the size of the NCC from 11 to 25 members last month, there are now six vacancies to fill. It’s an important race, both for those within Labour who feel strongly the party needs to get a grip on antisemitism, and for those who believe such accusations are often motivated by wanting to attack the leadership.
Petitioning Kensington & Chelsea is always a good thing. In fact, Kensington Labour Party thinks any sort of democratic involvement by active citizens is a good thing. But if we really want to protect Portobello Market, as local residents, we have to “put our money where our mouth is”. We need grassroots action, not just words…
That’s why your Labour politicians in Colville and Golborne Wards have launched the Shop local… Shop small… campaign, to raise awareness amongst local residents about just how useful Portobello and Golborne markets are. Starting Monday 8th March, your Labour teams will be doing three things to help the market thrive…
- We’ll be collecting price comparisons for various everyday items from Portobello Market, and pitching them against the high street names. Because we want to promote the value for money of Portobello to more locals.
- We’ll be developing a poster campaign in as many Portobello shops and stalls as possible to remind everyone to ‘Shop local… Shop small…’ Because sometimes we all need reminding.
- We’ll be delivering a price comparison leaflet to thousands of residents in Colville Ward. Because we want to advertise some of the savings residents can make by shopping on the ‘bella versus the high street names.
Every extra pound we as local residents spend on the market goes some way to helping to protect it. That’s the impetus behind the campaign and that’s us “putting our money where our mouth is”.
Written by Amir Akhrif. For more information, you can read his blog at http://amirakhrif.wordpress.com