This morning I held my surgery – with a break in the middle to attend the awarding of a certificate to a local business in Woodside. Quench Direct is a small local company that was receiving the award. I was delighted to go to celebrate with them and see the certificate presented – especially as this small company employs some local people – and I am a great fan of small business enterprise. Very impressed with Denise and Denver who are absolutely lovely, enthusiastic and clearly going to make a huge success. The company supplies water stands and water – and is looking for more customers. If you are interested in learning more about them then you can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Then in the evening I zoomed off to the Civic Centre to celebrate Newroz – the Kurdish ‘new day’ which is a lovely annual event. Well – I say event in the singular – but there are in fact many celebrations with Mayor Ken holding one next Tuesday, and on April 1st a huge one which I hope to go to. I spend a fair amount of the time trying to persuade members of the community to get involved in the political process – whatever their politics. I am always keen to inveigle people from communities – especially women – into politics.