A Mystery, or Plain Theft?

Before
Before

On Friday I reported on the blog about charity shop bags being dumped in a ditch.  Read more of that posting by clicking HERE.      I went back yesterday and the bags were still there.   I went back this morning and the bags have gone!     

After
After

It appears to me that someone, or perhaps there is more than one person involved is using this location to hide charity shop bags and then go back later to collect them, clearly something untoward is going on.   I have emailed ClothesAid, the NSPCC and our local police to make them aware of this activity.    Whoever is doing this is deceiving the donors as well as depriving charities of much needed income.      Hopefully whoever it is will be caught and dealt with accordingly! 

And the Winner is: Steve Smith

At the Count.  L to R: Cllr Lesley Rennie, Oliver Adam, Steve Smith, Cllr Jeff Green, Marg Kalil, Me, Tony Cox, Cllr Leah Fraser, Cllr Paul Hayes, Cllr James Keeley, Cllr Sue Taylor
At the Count. L to R: Cllr Lesley Rennie, Oliver Adam, Steve Smith, Cllr Jeff Green, Marg Kalil, Me, Tony Cox, Cllr Leah Fraser, Cllr Paul Hayes, Cllr James Keeley, Cllr Sue Taylor

Yesterday afternoon I attended, and assisted in the Open Primary count at Leasowe Community Centre, to determine who the voters of Leasowe and Moreton East wanted to stand as their Conservative candidate at the local election in May 2010.    The two candidates were, Steve Smith and Oliver Adam.   The voters overwhemingly chose local resident, Steve Smith.     Steve polled 841 votes to Olivers 79, an absolute landslide.      

After the count is was back to Steves home, off Reeds Lane for a celebratory beer with Steve and his wife Mandy.   It is fair to say that Steve and his family threw themselves into this campaign, and the result, in my opinion is well deserved.     Thanks to everyone who took part in the Open Primary process, envelope stuffers, deliverers, the candidates and the counters.    Roll on 2010.   Time for Change!      PS. Next Saturday sees the count for the second Open Primary in Seacombe declared.