During the day we collected signatures for an Orpington Foodbank petition, organised by the Community Care Protection Group. The petition calls on Bromley Council to drop its £8,400 a year rent demand, and replace it with a peppercorn rent. Despite the occasional shower, we had people queuing to sign the petition.
We also marked the 66th birthday of the NHS. Reminding people that the NHS is only safe under Labour, and that Labour will reverse the Tory reorganisation that puts profits before patients.
From where we were standing, the Tory presence was largely ignored. And when we asked one of the Tory Councillors about the Waste4Fuel shambles, the only response we got was –
I’m not prepared to discuss the issue.
More notable was the lack of Liberal Democrats. It seems they’ve given up on the Crays, despite having two Councillors.