Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Romsey's burning

Well - hopefully not as we have a wonderful bunch of retained firefighters and I visited them this evening. Watched a drill and then had a long chat with them and was surprised that they wanted to ask some party political questions as this was not the original intention of the visit. Very often visits to organisations can turn into a bit of a whinge session but this was certainly not the case tonight even though a couple of issues were raised.

Was interested to note that there were only two women there out of a total of twentyish but of more concern was the fact that local employers seem reluctant to release people for duty. There seems to be a case for incentivising the scheme and it is certainly something that I am going to pursue further.