Six of us were out in Lordswood this morning surveying local residents on their personal experiences of the credit crunch. It was cold and spitting with rain. However after a lunchtime cup of coffee and a chat with Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway's portfolio holder for highways, I left the team and headed over to Snodland for a celebration of Snodland Partnership's 10th Anniversary. As I got into the car, the drizzle stopped and the sun came out. Typical! Anyway I am glad it did because when I arrived there were a number of outside stalls including the police, fire service and a local bikers club entertaining local residents. Inside the Co-Op had their community kitchen going alongside stalls from the Citizens Advice, TMBC, Children Information Services and various others. There were also activities such as DJ-ing and MC-ing being run by the local Beat project. Excellent fun.