Crowdfunding for art in Furzedown

Sometime in November 2012, I was walking my children to school and noticed that a sign had been affixed to a tree on the Furzedown Rec stating that the tree had a root fungus and would need to come down. It was such a beautiful tree, perhaps the loveliest of all the trees on the…

3 years on, socialism has grown, but so have foodbank numbers..

When I gave my maiden speech at Wandsworth Council in July 2014, I did something that the majority party clearly found rather shocking. After my speech, rather than clap, as is convention following every maiden speech, a slightly startled mayor, Cllr Stuart Thom, remarked that it had “been a long time since we’ve heard the…