Tom joined the Broxbourne Labour Party over the summer. Here's his diary of his first few months as a member.

I used to spend far too much time online, arguing with people about politics. I would get involved in twitter debates, I would retweet and share articles that made important points in an eloquent way. Most of my friends seemed to agree with me, I would get loads of 'likes', it seemed to be working.

Diary of a New Member

Tom joined the Broxbourne Labour Party over the summer. Here's his diary of his first few months as a member. I used to spend far too much time online, arguing with... Read more

Three months ago Labour Councillor Neil Harvey and his Conservative counterpart Paul Seeby challenged each other to see who could lose most weight by December 2015.  The aim of this was to highlight the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the many facilities and opportunities for exercise in Broxbourne.    As we are entering the end-game the Councillors are neck and neck with each having lost 5.4% of their body weight. So, who knows which one will be the winner at the final weigh-in at the Laura Trott Centre on 8 December but whatever happens this has been a magnificent effort by both of them.

Weight-loss challenge too close to call

Three months ago Labour Councillor Neil Harvey and his Conservative counterpart Paul Seeby challenged each other to see who could lose most weight by December 2015.  The aim of this...

Broxbourne Council has announced that the four options will go on display in December  for consultation with the aims of completing the project before Christmas next year. Labour Councillor Carol Bowman said to the Hertfordshire Mercury: 

"Obviously it’s not set in stone and it has to have the residents input and the powers that be will have to listen …but if it all happens how it’s been spoken about it will be great the town".

However both Carolr Bowman and Labour Opposition Leader Malcolm Aitken have been critical of the time it has taken to get to this stage. Malcolm Aitken told the Mercury

“I hope it will be and that’s the only thing I can do now, hope.  I am very, very disappointed in the time it has taken to sort this out. “

Carol Bowman told the Mercury “I do wish it had come sooner. I’d been hearing about it for years even before I was a councillor”.

Options for Waltham Cross High Street ‘Renaissance’ to go on display.. but why has it taken so long?

Broxbourne Council has announced that the four options will go on display in December  for consultation with the aims of completing the project before Christmas next year. Labour Councillor Carol...

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Member Profile: Introducing Grace

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The meeting will be held at Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt EN8 9AA. Free parking is available in the car park of the Laura Trott Leisure Centre next door to the hall.

 Bryan Davies, our local Labour Lord and wonderful speaker, will talk to us about “Contemporary issues – where do the Labour Lords fit in”?

The next all members meeting of Broxbourne Labour Party on Thursday 26th November at 7.30 pm.

The meeting will be held at Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt EN8 9AA. Free parking is available in the car park of the Laura Trott Leisure Centre next door to... Read more

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Kathy Condon, our Branch Secretary, attended and wrote this report.  

The picture shows Broxbourne CLP’s 3 delegates, Mark Hall, Mary Howard, Grace Tudor-Worrall, and Kathy.

 

A report from the East of England Labour Party conference in Stevenage.

Kathy Condon, our Branch Secretary, attended and wrote this report.   The picture shows Broxbourne CLP’s 3 delegates, Mark Hall, Mary Howard, Grace Tudor-Worrall, and Kathy.   Read more

Last night, as many of us were gathering in a spirit of friendship and reunion, the television in the area downstairs revealed how people doing what we were doing - getting together to enjoy themselves in a concert hall, in a sports stadium and in restaurants - had been subject to a terrible terrorist attack.

This morning, it is right that we begin by expressing our deep sense of shock at the events of Paris, our sincere condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives and, as your Member of the European Parliament, our firm solidarity with the people of France.

The word "solidarité" is indeed a word of French origin, and never does it describe better our own feelings towards our French brothers and sisters, as it does this morning.

In my speech today, one of the things I was going to share with you was the pride I felt taking part in a spontaneous memorial in Cambridge, bringing together French expatriates and local British people, after the terrorist attack earlier this year in France on journalists and on the Jewish community.

Opening remarks on Paris terror attacks by MEP Richard Howitt at Labour East Regional Conference

Last night, as many of us were gathering in a spirit of friendship and reunion, the television in the area downstairs revealed how people doing what we were doing -... Read more

The Broxbourne CLP is having it’s Christmas Dinner at 7pm on 9 December at the Emmi Restaurant in Cheshunt.  The price will be 18 pounds per person, including a glass of wine or soft drink.  All members are welcome. Please contact Bektas Yavuz at bektasyavus@aol.com  if you would like to go.

The Broxbourne Christmas Dinner is on 9 December

The Broxbourne CLP is having it’s Christmas Dinner at 7pm on 9 December at the Emmi Restaurant in Cheshunt.  The price will be 18 pounds per person, including a glass...

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Councillor Malcolm Aitken lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day Ceremony

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We are in the process of producing our first newsletter for the Council elections next year and it is crucial  that we make an impact with this item. We are working very hard to produce an attractive exciting letter – BUT – we need  a few more items.

 We needs more profiles of members who don’t mind having a few sentences about themselves and why they vote Labour, plus a small photo to show voters that we are not revolutionary thugs rampaging through Broxbourne, but nice people like themselves.

 We also need  articles from members  about local issues, concerns, or ideas that may be relevant to the Labour Party. Just a few ideas jotted down in an email would be very helpful.

 We need these as soon as possible so that we can look at this at the next  constituency party meeting on 26 November.

 Please email your ideas, or a little bit about you and attach a photo if possible to Kathy Condon, Party Secretary, at kcondon@ntlworld.com

We need your help with the next Broxbourne Labour Party newsletter

We are in the process of producing our first newsletter for the Council elections next year and it is crucial  that we make an impact with this item. We are...

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