Thursday, April 28, 2016

How Marketing doesn’t Work

Having read about the furore over the “racial profiling” being employed by the Zac Goldsmith campaign, and hearing it defended at our hustings by Keith Prince as simply “marketing” and then seeing this tweet:
Amazon is a $250 billion dollar company that reacts to you buying a vacuum by going THIS GUY LOVES BUYING VACUUMS HERE ARE SOME MORE VACUUMS
I thought I’d write about some recent experiences.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Just another Day at Oakfield

Despite very cold weather for late April, Sunday’s open charity day on Oakfield was a splendid success, enjoyed by hundreds of families. Whether playing, spectating or enjoying the fun activities and refreshments on offer, everyone contributed to a great day for charity.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Barkingside is NOT a Rubbish Tip

Just because there is a recycling point in the car park doesn’t mean you can leave your rubbish there. This is considered by our council as fly-tipping and if you get caught you will get fined and have a criminal record. Whoever it is – Stop It!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Let Kids be Kids
– Children to Strike on May 3rd

Let Kids be Kids is a social media campaign by parents who intend to withdraw their children from school on May 3rd in protest against the SATs and the impact that the new tests are having on their children, as well as a more general protest against the government's White Paper on education.

Friday, April 22, 2016

For England, St George & Barkingside

It’s that time of year again so it’s time to raise a glass and hoist the flag to celebrate our Patron Saint, St. George. And just for Alfred I’ve checked me lanyard to make sure it’s not upside down or back to front.

And there’s plenty to keep you occupied on the day.

If you’re not going to Belgium with our Mayor there’s the Antique and Vintage Fair down in Wanstead (in Snaresbrook ward), a Bluebell Spring walk in Claybury Park (in Fairlop ward), or the St George’s Day event featuring Punch & Judy (played by Jas Athwal and Paul Canal) in Barkingside (also in Fairlop ward).