Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Avenue Q is not the most upmarket of New York streets, and is about as far away from Park Avenue as you can get, but it is home to some lively and off the wall characters performed by an unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets!
Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate, has just moved to this neighbourhood as he desperately tries to follow his dreams and discover his ever-elusive purpose in life. A tiny bank balance, the distraction of a busty blonde and a variety of weird and wonderful friends and neighbours lead Princeton on a hilarious journey of self-discovery.
HCF are off to see this teriffic muscial in London on the 21st April and we've scored a fantastic deal! £30 for dinner nearby (La Tasca) and balcony seats at the show - what a steal!
The first phase of HCF tickets have all been sold, but if you're interested in coming along, we'll do out best to get some more! Let GK know NOW on firstname.lastname@example.org
It was annouced that Prince Harry would be joining his regiment in Iraq later this year. But will having the person third in line to the throne in a combat zone be a help or a hinderance?
Some argue that he knew what the job involved when he signed up to serve and that he should be treated like any other soldier. However, others say that his presence would increase the risk to his fellow soldiers and if anything terrible where to happen to him then it would be too greater a propaganda victory for the insurgents.
Monday, February 26, 2007
On Friday, young members of the Conservative Party in Ilford North formed a new Conservative Future branch. This is the result of a sustained effort from London North East CF Area Chairman Gareth Thompson who has worked closely with the Ilford North executive, Lee Scott MP and the young members of the party.
The Havering Conservative Future committee has already offered advice and support during the development stage and will continue to assist this fledgling branch in anyway we can. In the meantime, we would like to congratulate Samia and her new committee and wish them good luck for the future!
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Last Friday, HCF members went to Lee Hurst's backyard comedy club. The tickets were a steal at half-price and the night was nothing short of hilarious!
The former 'They Think It's All Over' presenter compered between the three acts, all of which, with their own style brought the house down. This was helped of course with the odd plastic jug of Carling served up in the intervals!
Comedy is something we definitely want to do more of, particularly with the brilliant time we had seeing Jimmy Carr and Little Britain Live late last year. If you know of any places we could try, please get in touch!
Our next social event is the Boris Johnson Dinner on Friday 2nd March from 7.30pm at the Palms Hotel, Hornchurch. To attend or to start getting our event emails contact us at email@example.com
We now have Winston McKenzie and Warwick Lightfoot attending to present to you all and be quizzed!
The campaign sites for all the candidates are:
Winston McKenzie - www.myspace.com/winstonmckenzieuk
Warwick Lightfoot - http://www.lightfootforlondon.com/
Lurline Champagnie - www.lurlineforlondon.com
Nick Boles - www.nickboles.com
Richard Barnes AM - www.richardbarnes.info
Cllr Simon Fawthrop - www.fawthropformayor.co.uk
Lee Rotherham - http://www.newstartforlondon.com
Victoria Borwick - www.mayor-for-london.co.uk
I haven't yet got details of Andrew Boffs campaign website address - as soon as I do, I will publish it here.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
This Advert about 'Red' Ken Livingstone's record as Mayor of London is from the 18 Doughty Street website. We thought that it was so good that we would added it to our blog. If you want to find out more about 18 Doughty Street follow the link at the side.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Tony Blair wants to lower the age to 17 at which young people can receive long prison sentences for possessing a gun.
Announcing a firearms law review, he said he was considering lowering the age from 21 for a mandatory five-year jail term for carrying a gun.
The Independent - like a number of other papers - is unimpressed with Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to tackle gun crime.
It questions plans to lower the minimum age offenders can be jailed for having guns in light of prison overcrowding.
The Daily Mail says supposed "new gun laws are already in place".
The Daily Telegraph says courts do not enforce current laws and the Sun says the PM's government "spawned the crisis of armed teenagers" in the first place.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
We are hoping a few others will also be there to present and question on the night. As they come on board I will update you here!
The details are here!
Invites are going out around London now....
What is it?
We have invited individuals who are Nominees to become the Conservative Mayor of London Candidate to run against Red Ken over for a Q&A session.
When and where?
Friday - 20 April 2007, 7:30pm-10:30pm
St Michael’s Hall, Main Road, Romford, Essex, RM2
It is your chance to ask them:
Why do they want to become Mayor of London?
Why should you vote for them to be our candidate?
Ask the questions you want answered!
Confirmed Mayoral Nominations who will be attending:
Richard Barnes AM
Cllr Simon Fawthrop
Chair for the evening:
Cllr Roger Evans AM
This event is free to attend and tea & coffee will be provided during the evening.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Political events - very soon we will start publicising a Conservative London Mayoral Candidate question and answer session. It is going to be held in Romford, and the date for your diary is 20 April. Further details will be announced shortly, but we have secured the services of Roger Evans AM to be our Chairperson for the evening and we have 6 of the Nominees agreeing to attend so far!
Curry nights - I am sure GK has a date in mind in the near future for this and confirmation will be through soon.
Local drinks - no date for this has yet been set, but there will be plenty of drinking going on at Bowlarama on Saturday...
Speaker events - not much interest for this one, but for those that voted for it, I hope the Mayoral Q&A session that we have arranged will be an event you will attend as it is the perfect opportunity for you to ask the candidates questions and find out why they want you to vote for them!
Dinners - the Annual Presidents dinner is booked for 7 September. We have secured the Coach House again as our venue and we hope it will be a sell out. Further details will be released nearer the time.
Quiz nights - we will continue to support the Wards and Associations that run these. the next that we are aware of is the Romford Town Quiz night, 24 March @ 85 Western Road. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join the HCF team that we will be putting in!
Visits - a few suggestions have been thrown in such as Duxford in May for an Airshow.....we will look into further suitable venues like the Secret Nuclear Bunker and post details here.
Comedy Clubs - an evening of fun is already booked in for 23 February - so please book up asap if you wish to attend.
If you have any further ideas or any queries, please let us know!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
In his role as CF National Chairman, Mark has been a valuable supporter of Havering Conservative Future. He always on hand to offer advice and has attended our social events, such as the last President's Dinner and the Christmas Meal.
Congratulations Mark! From everyone in HCF.
Monday, February 12, 2007
More than one million people have signed an online petition against plans to introduce road charging in the UK.
The petition, which is the most popular on the Downing Street website, calls for the scrapping of "planned vehicle tracking and road pricing policy".
So what do you think? Should we pay for usage, or not?
The Result: 100% against the Government road pricing policy. Who said the Conservatives are a divided party.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Don't forget tonights drinks in Brentwood....I hope you have all read your emails!
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Yesterday's HCF trip to Twickenham to see England's opening game of the 6 Nations Tournament was nothing less than fantastic! The day began with a relatively early start (for a Saturday morning!) and a journey down to Richmond in South West London. There, many a burger and pint were enjoyed as we sat back to watch France v Italy on the big screens. A couple of hours later, we were crammed into a train and on our way to the Stadium!
After some hearty renditions of Swing Lo and God Save the Queen, the game began. England's performance was simply brilliant with a special mention going to England hero, Jonny Wilkinson. With the final score 42-20, England hoisted the Calcutta Cup and off we went, back to Central London. The day concluded with a very tasty Curry and several more lemonades in Brick Lane!
Friday, February 02, 2007
Next up is Billy being serenaded by Katie Milton, our singer for the evening from Queens Theatre, Hornchurch.
Most of the HCF Committee with the 3 Havering MP's, from left to right Angela Watkinson MP (Vice President), Cllr GK Adams (Deputy Chairman Membership and Social Secretary), Sarah Mackintosh (Chairman), Amy Phythian (Secretary and Acting Treasurer), Andrew Rosindell MP (Vice President), James Brokenshire MP (President) and Gareth Thompson (Website Officer).
Wendy with the Mayor of Waltham Forest (and yes, Wendy did go for the furry handcufts when they were offered to her!), Michael and his lovely assistant Linda.
HCF member Chris "Get involved" Ryan collecting his bottle of Bubbly that he won in the raffle.
Again, most of the HCF Committee with the 3 Romford Town Councillors, from left to right, Cllr Andrew Curtin, Cllr GK Adams, Sarah Mackintosh, Cllr Frederick Thompson (Consort to the Mayor of Havering), Cllr Wendy Brice-Thompson (Mayor of Havering), Gareth Thompson and Amy Phythian.