Learning the lessons of history
On a Friday earlier this month I went on a trip to Medway with Cllr Harry Singh (Chairman of Sustainable Communities scrutiny panel) and Cllr Mary Mills, who is working with me on a scrutiny review of the Borough's heritage. We had a really interesting, if busy, day- meeting with Medway's council officers to discuss how they manage and promote their heritage, then were taken on a whistle-stop tour of the museum in Rochester and then Chatham dockyard, which I've wanted to visit for a long time. We got lots of ideas and will now have to get on with writing our report before we run out of time and the election is upon us. With so much party politics inevitably around now, it was good to take some time out for some cross-party work on a subject that is so important for us in Greenwich. And it's always enjoyable hearing Mary, who is of course a noted local historian, telling the experts things they didn't know!