I spent an enjoyable couple of hours today at the opening of Doorstep Green in Sholing.
The event was opened by John Denham MP who spoke very briefly and was introduced by the city's town crier.
Local people have done a fantastic job improving the park. New benches have been installed and a brick path laid.
I attended the event with local Conservative Councillor Gavin Dick and Shirley Conservative candidate Matthew Dean.
It was a very successful event with over hundred people present. I particularly enjoyed the burger from the burger stand, winning a prize on a game of hoopla and bumping into Labour councillor Sue Blatchford in her Margaret Thatcher style outfit. I was a little disappointed that Sue turned down my offer of a go on the bouncy castle.
John Denham made one slight faux pas. It was announced that he was doing all he could to safeguard the pensions of local people. This raised more than a few eyebrows from those present as John is a keen supporter of Gordon Brown who is responsible for pinching tens of billions of pounds from private pension funds over the past 10 years.