In light of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, many black people are wondering how to they influence real change in their communities. Together, Gina Knight and I discuss the role of a Councillor and a Magistrate to encourage the uptake of these roles for Black people and the larger BAME communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8zovMiNcAI&t=2076s Instagram Live with … Continue reading How to be a Councillor & Magistrate?
Thanks to all those who joined my Instagram Live on Wednesday and those who contributed during and afterwards with ideas for practical action. I am keen to maintain the energy from then and to achieve long-term, lasting change for black people. I would like to summarise the key actions whilst also signposting to existing resources … Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER!!
I have always wanted to be a Civil Engineer. Primarily, because Civil Engineers have the tools to make the world better and have a long lasting impact on it. For example a flood scheme I worked on in 2017 protected the residents of Thatcham in the recent flooding in January 2020. The Tull Way Flood … Continue reading Engineering – The Career that keeps giving
It has been 6 months and 30 days since you elected me your Councillor for Caversham. So what have I been up to? ... After being elected I set out my aims in my first blog post (read it here). My goals were to: 1. Work with the Reading Climate Change Strategy & Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP) … Continue reading You elected me – (2)
This is the first of my blog posts updating you on my activities as your councillor. What has happened so far? I had my first Caversham ward councillor surgery at the Weller Centre on Amersham Road on the 11th May 2019. I have chosen the committees and panels I will sit. The committees in question are … Continue reading You elected me.. What’s next?