Friday, April 28, 2006

An evening's campaigning in Lytchett Matravers

A very interesting evening in Lytchett Matravers yesterday.

Our decision has been to try not to politicise the library closure issue. The County Council Committee that considered the officers' recommendation to close libraries comprised both Lib Dems and Conservatives who backed the proposal apparently.

Our leaflet therefore has some narrative about our candidate and our district councillor opposing the closure and a request to display a poster (pictured) that forms the back of the leaflet.

A really good turn out of people, 13 in all, to deliver the leaflet across Lytchett Matravers and Morden last night. Within minutes of delivering it the posters were going up in peoples' windows. I counted 5 in Wareham Rd alone after I'd finished delivering it.

Then we bumped in to the Lib Dems, looking very very unhappy. They were getting out their own leaflet about the closure proposal. Poorly prepared, with the ubiquitous Annette Brooke photo and highly political. I wonder which one people will be taking more notice of? Let's just say there are an awful lot of 'Save Our Library' posters up in windows along the main road as I drove home!