A quick post to first thank you all for the massive response to the last few posts: a debate is now underway and it’s encouraging to see how much you care about the town. I’ve had around 3,000 unique visitors in the last five days; that’s a significant chunk of Beeston who are keen to get involved in the debate.

Thanks to all of you who have pledged help: I’m quite overwhelmed and if I haven’t replied yet, I will, it’s just taking a lot longer to do than expected. While running this campaign I’m also putting together Issue 15 of The Beestonian, and be a full-time househusband; as such I’m typing this whilst wearing an apron.

Anyhows, as promised, I have arranged a meeting for the public to talk to the parties involved in the issue, and this will be held on Thursday January 17th at The John Clifford School, Nether Street, Beeston (behind Tesco garage). It will kick off at 7.30pm and run till 9pm, and all are invited. It’s free to enter though there is a suggested donation of a pound to cover room hire costs. Any excess will be split 50/50 between a charity of the school’s chosing and Beeston Oxjam 2013.

I have pledges from Henry Boot and councillors to attend, and will inform them of the dates and times in due course for confirmation. I want it to be a chance for you to directly talk to the relevant parties. It is only fair that we have a voice in the future of Beeston: here is your chance.

I’ve also cobbled together a Facebook Event, as one is obliged to these days:

See you a week on Thursday!


  1. Kate Foale, Labour prospective candidate for Beeston S and Attenboro says:

    Great, sounds good. I’ll be there to listen!

  2. Christopher Frost says:

    Nice one Matt. I and Gail will be there

  3. Steve Barber says:

    It’s in my diary. See you all then.

  4. Carole says:

    Yes I will go. Did you know that you can hire a room at the new Fire Station in Beeston, free of charge, for a public meeting?

  5. Michael says:

    Thanks Matt – I’ll be there.

  6. Mick Warner says:

    I will be there

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