I spent the early afternoon with other members of CRACIN (the coalition against the incinerator), gathering signatures in Ball Hill. Obviously, some people brush past you, ignore you, and claim to be too busy. I didn't even have time to tell people I wasn't a charity mugger! But mostly, people were interested, and we gathered dozens of signatures. Ball Hill is more "Coventry" than what is planned for the Jerde-led redevelopment of the city centre. It's full of independent shops and caffs and charity stores. There's a new Tesco, which is jarring, but Coventry seems mad for Tesco (we have seven in the city, plus seven more within a 20-minute drive in towns in Warwickshire).
I'm off to a Green Party social tonight at Gianluca's house. We aim to have a monthly meeting, a monthly social, and a monthly canal walk (from the Peace House to the Greyhound), from now on. The host is making Italian pizza, and I can't decide whether to bring some pasta (orecchiette) with leeks and green pesto, or to make some pea/lemon risotto.