Dear Members and Supporters of Bridgend Green Party,
What exciting and interesting times are upon us!
In line with the rest of the country, we have been experiencing the ‘Green Surge’ and I have just updated this email list with 40% more names since last month (although admittedly a few should have been added last month, so apologies for this to those affected). It is hard keeping up with you all now!
To those that have joined or got involved recently, first and foremost, welcome!!
Ordinarily I would look to contact you individually to welcome you in person, and I will still try to get round to that asap. I will try to telephone you in the coming weeks to introduce myself, but please don’t wait for that to happen before getting more involved. we have had a few issues with wrong contact details coming through (you won’t be reading this if we have the wrong email, but you get a call if we have the wrong phone number either!
Feel free to contact me at any time, via this email address or using my mobile number 078 1066 3241.
Also consider coming along and introducing yourself at one of our regular monthly meetings. This month’s is on Thursday – details below. We have held the last few at the Pencoed Social Club as the Hendre ward is our current target ward. Several new members are in the Porthcawl area so we might go down there next month, but if you would like us to come to avenue near you, please just ask and we will see what we can do.
The alternative is to return to a central venue near the bus and train station, and parking, in Bridgend town centre. We have used the Railway PH quite often, but did not seem to get people from out of town coming very often, so hence trying out ‘going on tour’ around the county. Please let me know your feelings about this. What would make you more inclined to come to meetings?
If you are on this email list, you should get the meeting agenda and minutes every month (and not much else other than occasional information about special events and the like). If you do not want to receive these, please let me know and I will get you taken off the list.
You can, of course, keep up to date with what is going on online.
The Bridgend Green Party blog is one of the most successful local party blogs in the country. I have just revamped it and given it a makeover. Too much of the content is still just from me. It is your blog too, so if you have anything you want to flag up, or want to develop your writing skills, please forward content to me and I will put it up for you. Don’t worry about the quality of your English. I am an adult literacy and numeracy teacher by profession, so I will tidy up spelling and grammar before posting it – not that I am foolproof!
Feedback on the new look would be welcome: http://bridgendgreens.net/ is the new address (old one still works and redirects here).
The blog is also linked to Twitter so if that is your medium of choice follow bridgendgreens on there.
You would also be welcome my personal page on Facebook.
This is 90% political, and I am happy to share a few personal interests too. Send me a friend request!
I would also recommend that you check out the Wales Green Party page.
and the South Wales West page (our Wales sub-region).
Finally, let me just point out, in case you are not yet aware, that I am contesting the position of Wales Green Party spokesperson/leader later this month. All full national members (not local members or registered supporters/volunteers) should receive a ballot peer towards the end of this month.
AGENDA FOR NEXT MEETING: 7.00pm Thursday 6th November 2014 at The Pencoed Social Club, Hendre Rd. Pencoed (1 minute walk from Pencoed station – across the level crossing)
ALL WELCOME (Especially new members!)
- Welcome and Introductions
- Apologies for Absence
- Minutes and matters arising
- Officers Reports – including membership update
- Councillor feedback
- Campaigns Update- fracking/bedroom tax in particular
- Elections – General Election candidates/ Council target seat/ WGPC & leadership elections
- Wales Green Party AGM and leadership hustings
REMINDER – If anyone needs a lift to any of our meetings, let Andy know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will organise it for you.