Storm Troopers and Burgers
We had three teams of hardy volunteers to face the wind and rain in Southway on Saturday morning. However the highlight of the day was Tamerton Foliot Carnival - a brilliant community day organised completely by local people in their spare time where I had a good discussion with the Tamerton Foliot Village Conservation Society. We talked about how to expand the Conservation Area that helps protect the place’s special appeal as a historic village on the edge of Plymouth. It was good to be able to let them know that I’d speak up for them, just as I had voted in Council earlier in the week against an application to build houses all over the Lakeview site on the banks of the Tamar at the end of Riverside Walk.
I probably had the strangest set of photos taken, with Kylo Ren and some Imperial storm troopers to celebrate Star Wars Day. I also had an Ed Miliband moment, but didn’t take a bite out of the burger!
Sunday morning was a time to resume normal domestic duties - cleaning the house, putting the and a trip to the garden centre. As the dinner was cooking I spent a couple of hours in West Park, Honicknowle, going door to door, and just chatting with people. If you don’t listen, you don’t learn.