Saturday, November 01, 2008
Darlington Rotary Club
Yesterday I was delighted to attend one of the regular lunches organised by the Rotary Club in Darlington, at their regular venue in the Dolphin Centre. I had been asked to speak about waste disposal in the Borough.
The club have some fantastic old possessions, inluding a ceremonial chair and gavel, which only looked slightly incongruous in the Dolphin Centre's Studio Room. As you all probably know, Rotary do a fantastic amount of work raising money for good causes world-wide - the Darlington branch is one of the largest in the North East.
I spoke for the allotted 20 minutes, and then took some interesting questions on wheelie bins vs. black bags; green waste; and how the Council might be able to offer further help to small businesses during this downturn.
It was a really good session, and has given me some points to take back to the Town Hall to address next week.