December 22, 2009
We live in a fractured society. Amongst other developments the rise of the internet, multiple media outlets and global travel, on a scale unimaginable a couple of decades ago, have wrenched apart the traditional guises of community and common experience. The rise of anti-social behaviour, sickening media reports of child abuse, the increase in violent crime and the trappings of a woefully inadequate benefit system all reflect utter social transformation in many of our communities. This sense that society is, in some part at least, broken has attracted many newspaper headlines and, in response, some tough-sounding policies from central government
August 5, 2009
Last week I was informed of the tragic news that Councillor Ian Wilder passed away on 28 July after a long illness. Ian was a long-term servant of the West End of London, the ward that he represented with such distinction and pride...
August 3, 2009
On 3 July 2009 people across the country watched with tremendous shock and subsequently sorrow as reports of the devastating tower block fire in Camberwell made the television news bulletins and newspaper front pages...
July 17, 2009
Mark joined with the London Citizens at a school in Stepney Green this morning to support their CitySafe Campaign....