Scartho branch working for and with their community.

On 11th August members of the Scartho branch of the Labour Party collected litter on Scartho Top. Litter pickers and bags were provided by N E Lincs council as part of the support provided to groups working in the community.

 Around 20 bags of rubbish were filled and were collected later by the council staff. Several members of the public stopped to thank them and one lady with disabilities said that she would have liked to join in but for her disabilities. Another member of the public wished to contact the branch with his scout group so that they can work together on the next litter pick.

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 A couple of days previously the branch had raised campaign funds at a social gathering, and would like to say a big 'thank you' to Raymond and Edith who hosted the social and cooked wonderful curries, as well as to all those who donated raffle prizes, bought raffle tickets and entered the quiz. Well done Martin, Liz and Harry who won the bottle of wine.

 

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commented 2015-08-18 19:09:35 +0100
I understand the importance of ‘Community Spirit’, but these litter picks and the like; too readily endorsed by NELC; to me just reinforce the notion that this Council and this Labour Group are carrying out Tory policy and replacing paid Local Government jobs with unpaid and voluntary workers, and by doing so are endorsing the severe cuts and Local Government job losses we are being continually subjected to! Whatever happened to standing up, even at local level, and telling this Government NO! When we are knee deep in litter people will take note and act to tell a government to do something or go. A ‘facilitating and commissioning’ organisation is what NELC say they are. What is that but outsourcing and privatising by another name? From a Labour weighted Council! We haven’t just lost our way at the top, but locally too! The Labour Party needs to admit it is broken before we can ever rebuild enough to win a general election, and it is not doing that from what I’ve seen and heard just lately, from the top or otherwise. I believe in Unions, I believe in working people, I see little yet to believe again in the Labour Party. I sincerely hope that changes soon.

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