Typing this while stuck on a tube on the Piccadilly Line. On way to Wood Green Civic Centre, left work in the Old Street area at 6.10 and by 7pm I am still not even as far as Finsbury Park... Bang goes the 7pm meeting with my group - remains to be seen if will make the start of Full Council at 7.30.
We have a really packed agenda tonight - aside from the council tax setting decision, we are doing our opposition business on crime in Haringey, a motion on the Mayor's misuse of taxpayers' money and hopefully up to three emergency motions we have tabled on the scrapping of free leisure passes for OAPs, the imminent threat to our local post offices and the fiasco of the Council losing thousands of residents' personal details. As well as the usual reports, questions and deputations.
And the reason for this delay? Well, apparently there is a defective train half in the station at Finsbury Park - which might not have held us up for so long if some idiots hadn't decided to try leaving the train, meaning that power on the line has now been switched off.
Fingers crossed I'll be out of here in time to make it to the Civic Centre for 7.30... You'll be able to tell if I made it by the time this is posted, on my walk up from the tube station...
...ok, it's now gone 7.30 and still not reached Finsbury Park yet. Worth mentioning that our tube driver has been doing sterling work both reassuring and entertaining us all though.