On Saturday the 7 December I was all over Battle Ward (walked over 5 kms in total). We did a local business Street Surgery on the Oxford Road, our normal surgery, I judged a mince pie competition at Argyle Community Church then popped into the local Scouts Christmas fair where I had donated a lemon drizzle cake. I created an album on my Facebook page as a different way of sharing my day which you can see here: Busy Saturday 7 December 2013
|Meeting Computer Care (South) Ltd during our business street surgery|
I popped home for a couple of hours then I was out again at 11pm with our licensing team, police and Cllrs Ennis, P Jones, Woodward, Vickers and Ballsdon. The pub crawl I mention in my title was in fact a visit to local bars to see what our licensing team do. Not a drink was sipped.
It was very interesting to listen to the police, licensing team and local bar managers. We saw they steps they all take to ensure Readings revellers are kept safe and we were also shown the custody suite at Loddon Valley.
We ended the night in the CCTV room at Reading Police Station where we saw the CCTV cover Reading has. I was very impressed with the quality of the cameras. I reckon they could read the time from your watch! (possible exaggeration).