Thursday, 18 March 2010

Ward Committee

Last night we held the Longbridge Ward Committee at Colmers School. There were 6 members of the public there and we heard about the City's bid for the title of City of Culture and the progress of the City Trainees Programme which takes people who have been out of work for 6 months and puts them on a training scheme which we all hope will lead to a permanent job at the end of it.
Today Sue has been at the Adoption Panel whilst Keith has been doing his usual daily quota of 400 leaflets interposed with an interview with Mr Tetsu Arita who is a reporter with Asahi Shimbun, Japan's second biggest selling daily newspaper. The subject was the closure of MG/Rover and it's impact on local people. Keith took him on a tour of the site and introduced him to some local business people who told him of their personal experiences.
The photo is of Tetsu outside Q Gate on Lowhill Lane.