Saturday, 2 April 2011

Sweet and Sour

Popped along to Ratho Primary School Spring Fair this morning. Met up with former Labour Councillor for the area, John Longstaff. After a brief tour of the arts and crafts stalls and some chat with a few weel kent faces we headed straight for the home baking table to make a generous donation to the Fair's proceeds. It was busy, going like a fair in fact.... Then  off to Westburn for newspaper delivery and door knocking. Went well but I was struck by how many people were quite open about their own circumstances, low paid, part time workers trying to get more work but can't, overcrowded housing but no options to move and some with literacy problems and trying to get support to enhance their work chances but struggling to access the right services. Cuts to public services are really hurting these people. No icing on the cake for them.

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