The Joy of Local

A doctor speaks to his patient.

One of the areas where we could make an improvement is on GP websites.  Many but not all of the GP websites for surgeries local to me have a very helpful-looking ‘Wellbeing Centre’ button on their homepage, and when you click through to this space, there is a “community groups” option.   So my question … Read more

Small Things are Also Big

At the start of last week, I had to go and say my piece to the Boundary Commission who were on tour at Merton Civic Centre.  My comments were about the proposals for MPs’ constituencies in South West London.   After a weekend fretting about the war in Ukraine and working with Polish Family Association and … Read more

Empire Road

It’s Black History Month in the UK, and I was lucky enough to watch Summer of Soul at the newly reopened David Lean Cinema in Croydon. Earlier this year, I was delighted to watch WattStax courtesy of our New Horizon Film Club and saw so much good music I was riveted to my seat and … Read more

Going out and coming in

Children in a field holding green beans

Most of us have been thinking about how we socialise. Most of us have missed social contact, have felt alarmed or irritated about safety restrictions on socialising. All of us are affected. Going out This week, for me, the saddest aspect of the effects of the Coronavirus is a report on the high number of … Read more