On Thursday evening, I was at the full council meeting of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to ask a question of the leader of the council.
This is actually quite a fun little feature. Any member of the public can ask a question to any member of the cabinet at any full council meeting. All you have to do is email it to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marked as question to the executive. You get to go along and ask it yourself.
Anyway, I went along on Thursday, and asked a question to Cllr Ron Woodley (IND – Thorpe).
Your blogger’s little birds bring him word of the foremost social event in Southend this weekend. Apparently the newly-knighted recovering comedian and Tory MP for Southend West David Amess hired Porters, the 14th century house used by the Mayor for civic functions.
And the purpose of this soiree? Sir David treated his guests to a showing of the DVD of his investiture at Buckingham Palace. Which, I presume, is the chivalric equivalent of subjecting friends and family to your holiday photos.
To crown the event, my spies report that Sir David turned up to the event in a St George’s outfit (Rented cheap after England’s rugby world cup exit? -Ed), riding on a horse.
No word yet as to whether Cake was served…