Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Another great idea from one of our local councillors

TW Broadwater Councillors Chris Woodward (right) and Barbara Cobbold (standing) join MP Greg Clark
at the launch of Chris Woodward's Motorbike Raffle, to raise money for the local Community Centre.

Tunbridge Wells Councillor Chris Woodward (above) has just launched a super idea to raise funds for the local Community Centre in Broadwater, the ward he represents on the Borough Council. Chris is raffling his first edition Honda touring motorcycle, which he has owned since new and has just 35,000 miles on the clock.  It has a retail value of around £2,500.

Tunbridge Wells Conservatives are sponsoring the raffle by covering the cost of printing the raffle tickets and all the additional related printing, postage and promotional costs; as a result, every penny raised through ticket sales will go to the charity. 

Each household in the ward will receive a letter from Chris explaining the raffle and inviting them to purchase tickets. See HERE.  Chris will also be selling tickets to Council colleagues and local Conservative members, as well as through local shops and businesses. If you would like a few books of tickets, please call the Tunbridge Wells Conservative Association Office on 01892 522581 and we will pop them in the post to you.

The draw will be made on Monday 26 August 2013. If the winner does not want a motorcycle there is the option to have it auctioned on Ebay and take the money raised instead (less 10% commission for the Community Centre).

Two weeks ago I blogged about how Tonbridge councillor Tom Edmondston-Low was supporting local shops with his Shop Local Campaign. Now we have this good work from Chris Woodward. At a time when voters are cynical about politicians and glibly say "you're all the same" I am delighted to be able to highlight just two (of many) examples of local councillors who are really making a difference.

Well done Chris and to all our local councillors (of all parties) who work hard for their communities.


  1. Isn't this a repeat of an older article ?

    1. It's such a good article I thought I would post it twice !