Showing posts with label Braunstone Town Council. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Braunstone Town Council. Show all posts

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Long time no hear

It has been a long time since we last posted but it has been a very busy few months in respect of supporting the communities of Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East.  The meetings of the respective Councils continue to be held via Zoom which is a format that I personally quite like.  We have been busy recruiting another team member and I am pleased to say that Jude has joined our unique team.  We are actively looking to recruit an additional team member to work evenings, so if you are looking to join a diverse and friendly team based on the Branstone Town/Leicester Forest East border please drop us a line.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes
Jude on behalf of David

Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Coronavirus Lockdown Project

Coronavirus Lockdown Project

It has been an unusually warm day today looking promising for the first bank holiday in May. According to the weather forecast it will be raining by Saturday. Therefore, I made a good use of the weather by working on my Coronavirus lockdown project. Keep following this channel to learn more.
Time passed by so quickly that I forgot to eat my lunch and went for a walk with a cracker in my hand when my support worker Monika arrived. We walked 2 miles or more and together with the exercise I did in my garden working on my project, I had a good work out without entering the gym.
With regards to council business, I continue to liaise with Leicestershire Police and other service providers working towards resolving issues across my ward of Braunstone Town.

If I can be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email always@vote4ddp.co.uk or telephone 07594419570.

Monika on behalf of David. Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Zooming Ahead…….

With us now being in full lockdown mode my team and I continue to train and improve our techniques in respect of video conferencing for remote working as per the government guidelines.

Last week I took part in the Policy and Resources Committee meeting of Braunstone Town Council via Zoom. The main topic on the agenda was Braunstone Town Covid-19 response.
It was an interesting experience which lasted a couple of hours. Surprisingly, a virtual meeting was easier for me to follow than the meeting in the council chamber as it was more controlled. Oftentimes Councillors have a tendency to talk over one another instead of allowing the speaking Councillor to finish expressing their opinion. In this instance I was able to express my opinion without anyone else speaking over me because their microphones were muted.

I look forward to more virtual meetings in the future because from a disability managed perspective such meetings allow me to contribute more freely without other Councillors talking over me or interrupting me without a good reason. Therefore I am able to serve my Parishioners better.  


Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise. Monika on behalf of David
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Friday, 13 March 2020

Blink and You’ll Miss It – 13/3/2020


Blink and You’ll Miss It – 13/3/2020

It’s Friday 13th March 2020.

I’m a Survivor of Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse. I didn’t sleep very well last night due to vivid flashbacks to the abusive past. I slept with the night light on and the bedroom door open in a bid to help me sleep. I experienced a seizure in the course of the night and daybreak arrived. I love the sound of the birds singing first thing in the morning. The birds singing to welcome in a new start to the day.

I sustained a fall in the bathroom before Support Worker Claire arrived and I had difficulty dressing myself (some of the many daily challenges I experience living with a brain injury disability). Support Worker Claire and I did some admin and did some preparation work for payroll next week. There’s more to do this time of year due to the fast-approaching financial year end.

Claire and I attended the gym although I had a lot of difficulty with my balance and coordination. Claire keeps me in line, telling me off when I do too much and ensures that I remain safe. I’m happy that Claire keeps me in line. Claire is brilliant in respect of motivation and keeping me as safe as possible. The staff at the Braunstone Leisure Centre (Leicester) are aware of my health situation and are supportive. They have had to search the building for me on a previous occasion when I became very unwell and went missing. Thankfully I wear a GPS Tracker around my neck, through which the Police are able to track me and assist me when the need arises.

After Claire left for the day, I had another seizure and I spent time studying the papers for the forthcoming meeting of Full Council at Braunstone Town  Council & Leicester Forest East Parish Council of which I am an elected member (he says with an enormous amount of pride.)

The week has passed by so quickly – blink and you miss it.

 Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Monday, 24 February 2020

Ward Walkabouts in Winstanley Ward, Braunstone Town (24/02/2020)

This afternoon Councillor David Di Palma went on a ward walkabouts on Winstanley Ward, Braunstone Town to catch up with some of the Parishioners where he met some local residents and business owners to discuss topics of interest. The common theme throughout his walkabouts was environmental and green issues.

Don't forget this Thursday. 27th February, there's a Bye-election for Millfield Ward - Blaby District Council, and Millfied Ward - Braunstone Town Council.  Make sure you get out there and vote, it's your right, USE IT!

Dipak on behalf of Councillor David Di Palma (Winstanley Ward, Braunstone Town Council and Leicester Forest East Parish Council)

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Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Braunstone Town Council - Millfield Ward - By-Election – Twelve Days Until Polling Day

Braunstone Town Council - Millfield Ward - By-Election –
Twelve Days Until Polling Day

Saturday, 15 February 2020
Braunstone Town Council By-election - Millfield Ward

On Thursday 27th February 2020 there is a By-election for Braunstone Town Council’s Millfield Ward seat.  I would like to see Bettina Atkinson succeed in contesting the seat against Leanne Lee as I think Bettina would offer an alternative perspective to the ruling party.

Blaby District Council By-election for Millfield Ward, Braunstone Town.

In addition to the Braunstone Town Council By-election for Millfield Ward, there will be a Blaby District Council By-election for Millfield Ward, Braunstone Town. Having contested against candidate Christiane Startin-Lorent at the 2019 Local Elections for Winstanley Ward, Braunstone Town (including Thorpe Astley) for  the Blaby District Council seat I really hope that Christiane will defeat the other candidates in this election as I think Christiane is the best candidate for the job and has a lot more to offer Braunstone Town compared with the other candidates.

My name is David Di Palma, I’m an Independent Councillor and proud.
If I can do it, you can do it.

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Best Wishes

Town Councillor David Di Palma
Winstanley Ward – Braunstone Town


Parish Councillor David Di Palma
Leicester Forest East


 Expressing the personal views of David Di Palma unless stated otherwise.

Long time no hear

It has been a long time since we last posted but it has been a very busy few months in respect of supporting the communities of Braunstone T...