Friday, July 11, 2008

Councillors Support our Troops and Help Cut Food Waste

Along with Cllr Matt Bennet from Stockland Green (centre) and Cllr Gareth Compton from Erdington (right), I've asked the Lord Mayor to help us support British troops in the field by donating money that would be spent on meals for us to a local regiment.

At the end of each Full Council meeting, all Councillors are provided with a meal, whether or not we choose to eat it. We've asked that a sum equivalent to the cost of the meal (approximately £14 per head, ten times per year) is donated to the 26th Regiment Royal Artillery, a regiment with close ties to the City and which the Council voted this month to grant permission to march through the City.

We hope that by making this gesture we can, in some small way, show our gratitude to the men and women who serve tirelessly to keep us all safe.

In addition, food waste is a hot topic at the moment. Rather than dishing out lectures, we thought it only right to set a practical example.


David B Kelly said...

This is a first class gesture and one which all 120 councillors would do well to follow.

Peter Smallbone said...

Thanks very much for your support! The Birmingham Mail's picked up on the story - it's in today.

Praguetory said...

I am reliably informed that for certain (all?) Committee meetings (e.g. public protection) the Labour members meet in advance. Fair enough. What isn't fair enough, is that for these unofficial party meetings the Council provides them with food. For more information, mail/call me.

Sam said...

Not that reliably informed PT - the Labour Group is not provided with food for any meeting save the Labour Group Executive meeting the night before Council (14 members). Better off checking your "facts" methinks