Much as it galls my journalistic soul to give a politician any good publicity, our new Liberal Democrat councillor actually appears to be doing a good job. Distressing, I know. For one thing, the local LibDems have pushed a local contact numbers sheet through the door, which gives you all the local contact details that the Lewisham Council website works so hard to conceal. It was very useful when I had to call the council recently and ask that, seeing as I was paying them council tax to collect my rubbish and all, could they see their way clear to actually doing so?
Even more disturbing was my discovery that the Focus newsletter that came with it actually addressed some local issues that I cared about, rather than the normal political propaganda. Kudos to Mr Milton and his team.
It can’t last.