It makes a refreshing change to report a good news story.
Yesterday was one of those crazy days when all the media suddenly took an interest in a local story, the proposed closure of the Visitor Information Service at the VIC, Lyndhurst.
This time around the campaign to restore a passenger service along the existing Waterside railway line seems to be moving really positively.
Yesterday, I was asked by the BBC to be at Marchwood rail platform for a filmed interview about restoration of a passenger service along the Waterside.
I was pleased to be invited to do a bit of TV today, overlooking the Hythe Pier.
I had a quick interview on BBC today, again making the case for restoration of the passenger service along the Waterside railway.
I have been asked to do a further interview with BBC TV in the morning.
As a member of Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority, I will tomorrow be debating and voting on the most significant changes proposed for the service in many years. Video included of my speech.
I am fairly indifferent about 'the deal" that Mr Cameron has negotiated with our European neighbours. Contains video content.
On Thursday, 18th February, I delivered a 4 minute speech at Hampshire County Council aimed at changing the way Hampshire is governed. To my surprise, my plea wasn't rejected. It will be considered again in May. Here is the speech.... Video Content included
My main point is that it isn't right for us to be asking for more powers from government when all the power, for all the decisions, is still being made by just 10 out of the 78 elected Councillors.
I undertook an interview to camera with Solent TV this afternoon, talking about how important the facility is to Marchwood and surrounding areas, from Totton down the Waterside.
What? Nothing worth watching on TV? How about listening to speeches at Hampshire County Council this week?
I had the joy of riding around the New Forest in an open topped bus today.
I have just had a call from Mike Hawker, Chair of the Governors at Totton College.
A fair level of agreement amongst the main political parties as we debated the future of Adult Social Care In Hampshire & Dorset on the Julian Clegg Show