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Clive signals the start of the Festive season when he turns on the Christmas lights.

 

Clive joined hundreds of people for the annual Eltham Lights Up Christmas celebration when he and the Mayor of Greenwich Mick Hayes turned on the lights in Eltham High Street last night.

The event, celebrating its fifteenth anniversary,  was larger than ever featuring a colourful lantern parade with local school children and amazing floats from Emergency Exit Arts with characters like Alice and the Mad Hatter having a gigantic tea party.

 "This event just gets better and better" says Clive. "It is a wonderful way to start Christmas and an important showcase for our town centre."

 

Clive switches on the lights at Eltham Lights Up

Clive signals the start of the Festive season when he turns on the Christmas lights.  

The Government was last night defeated on an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill to give additional powers to protect genuine fans from ticket touts.

The amendment was passed in the Lords with a majority of 12, with senior Tory and Lib Dem peers (including Lord Moynihan, Baroness Heyhoe Flint and Lord Clement-Jones) rebelling against the Government.

Clive Efford MP tabled amendments on ticket touting during the Bill’s passage through the Commons and campaigned for the Government to protect Rugby fans from ticket touts, writing to and meeting with ministers ahead of tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup going on sale.

Commenting on the Government’s defeat, Clive Efford, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport, said:

“Many genuine fans have already lost out as a result of this Government’s refusal to prevent ticket touting at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.”

“The success of this amendment in the Lords is welcome news for anyone who has attempted to attend a major event and seen tickets quickly selling out, and then seeing them immediately appear on the secondary ticketing market at inflated prices.”

“The Government must accept the judgement of the Lords, recognise the impact its failure to act on ticket touting is having on genuine fans and not seek to reverse the amendment in the commons.”

 

Notes: 

  • The amendment would require secondary ticketing platforms to provide details about the ticket being sold and person selling the ticket.
    • This would mean event organisers would be able to detect who is selling tickets against their terms and conditions.
  • The amendment would allow customers using the secondary market to know exactly what they are getting when they their purchase tickets.
    • This would include details about the face value, the row and seat number.
  • The amendment will require secondary ticketing websites to state when tickets are being sold against their terms and conditions and are liable to be cancelled.
  • A report by the Met police following the 2012 Games found organised criminal networks engaged in ticket crime have links to other organised crime
    • The report also found that ‘members of the public find it extremely difficult to buy tickets from official suppliers at face value’ … ‘due to the surreptitious way that large numbers of tickets are diverted straight in to the secondary ticket market’
  • Details of the vote, including a list of Tory and Lib Dem peers that voted against the Government is available here: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/lords/lords-divisions/

 

Government Suffer Defeat on Ticket Touting Amendment

The Government was last night defeated on an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill to give additional powers to protect genuine fans from ticket touts.

Clive Efford is inviting all businesses in Eltham to his latest Business Forum, to be held on 1 December 2014 at the University of Greenwich at 7:00pm.  The event will be part of the run-up to Small Business Saturday on 6 December.

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Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots campaign that encourages people to shop locally and support small and independent businesses in the local community. It helps local small businesses link together, highlights their vital role in local communities and creates a buzz about entrepreneurship and people starting out.

There is no doubt that small and independent businesses in this part of London make a vital contribution to our community, add to the character of the town and are a source of local jobs. However, it is clear that conditions are still very challenging for businesses of every size, which is why Clive wants to hear from all businesses, large and small.

Events like this are important as they give Clive the opportunity to listen to the views of local businesses which can then be used to help develop and guide future policies.  The event also gives businesses the opportunity to come together to network and share advice and experience.  The University has kindly offered to provide light refreshments after the event to allow time for networking.

If you would like to come then just go to www.cliveefford.org.uk/businessforum  and register your name and the number of guests you would like to bring along.  You will also find a map showing the location of the event.

 

 

Clive holds his latest Business Forum

Clive Efford is inviting all businesses in Eltham to his latest Business Forum, to be held on 1 December 2014 at the University of Greenwich at 7:00pm.  The event will...


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