Members of the Coordination Team summarised our successes to date and outline our plans for the future. Councillor Adam explained his reasons for contesting for the vacancy on Billericay Town Council, recalled the excitement of the count and reinforced the message that if you don't try you can't win.
Recent unfounded attacks by Phil Turner were discussed and the seeming lack of any meaningful representation of the wishes of the residents of Billericay on Basildon Town Council highlighted. Our treasurer explained the need to begin building funds for the future and proudly announced our new Paypal account. Our plan for the next 12 months was outlined and we even had a poem.
'I would like to thank you for a very informative evening. Its great to know that there are lots of other people appalled at the lack of dialogue between the councils and the residents of Billericay and the wider area relating to proposed plans to build thousands of houses in the local area.' - Rob Kirby, Local Resident
A lively Question and Answer session produced a number of useful suggestions for increasing the visibility of the group. The next few weeks will see the final stage of our leaflet delivery exercise, with over 7000 homes to be visited and and an event at South Green is also planned.
For those who are interested or didn't attend a copy of the presentation (including photos taken by local residents) can be down loaded from this page.
Thank you to the Red Lion pub for hosting the event, a great, friendly venue.