The pleasant part of council work

Every leaf counts award for cantainer gardening

Every leaf counts award for cantainer gardening

Last night I was asked to present the awards at School Lane Estate’s gardening tournament for 2008. The residents set out to show what could be done in an estate of maisonettes and sheltered flats to make the environment more colourful and greener. There isn’t much amenity space for tenants and leaseholders but people used containers of various kinds if they didn’t have a little plot of their own. Everyone was encouraged to enter into one of the many categories. It was a real pleasure to be part of the enterprise, if only as the man who gave the awards. I do hope the idea catches on and becomes an annual event.


About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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