Posts Tagged ‘Tony Gurrin’

Feltham & Heston Conservative Association AGM

February 13, 2010

I attended the AGM yesterday evening.  As with any other AGM, there was a need to go through Accounts and get reports from certain Officers of the Association such as the Chairman, Tony Viney.  Towards the end of the agenda, Tony Arbour and I gave short speeches.  The mood was very positive and everyone is proud of how far we have campaign as a fighting force and in terms of the extent to which we have turned around the Council for the better.  It is always a pleasure to have Tony Gurrin (President) chair the AGM – I gave him a mention yesterday.

Here is me giving my speech:

(LtoR:  John Davies, Tony Gurrin, Mark Bowen, Liz Mammatt)

I am blocking Tony Viney who was in the front.

It was brilliant to have Patrick Ground and Matthew Carrington.  The former needs no introduction and the latter was the MP for Fulham between 1987 & 1997.  Since then he has been one of the most active volunteers for the party in London – lots of people have huge time for him.  The type of guy who gives brilliant advice even when you meet him for the first time.

Some more pictures:

(Mark Bowen & Tony Gurrin)

(Matthew Carrington & Mark Bowen)

(Mark Bowen & Tony Viney)

Annoyingly, I deleted some pictures, including ones with Patrick Ground & John Davies (my rock Agent).

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West Area Planning Meeting last night

February 12, 2010

Yesterday evening, we had a short agenda which turned out to be a good thing as item 4 – ASI House, Raleigh Road – needed a lengthy consideration.  In all my time as a Councillor, I have never seen so many residents attend the Area Committee.  Feelings among the residents were clearly running high.  That being said, as Councillors we needed to consider the matter with an open mind.  With one exception, the Committee was unable to support Officers Recommendations (to approve) as it had serious concerns about numbers and parking.

The meeting was a tough one to Chair and I thought that Gill Hutchison was first class.  One of the best performances I have seen from anyone in the Chair and I am someone who always praises how impressive former Feltham North Councillor, Mick Hunt, was as a previous Chairman of the West Area Committee.  Likewise for Feltham & Heston Conservative Association President, and former LBH Councillor, Tony Gurrin.  Not everyone can Chair meetings and very few do it brilliantly.  Gill knows how proud of her I was last night.