It has been been far too long. Time pressures and using other forms of social media has taken up far too much time while neglecting the importance of my blog. I apologise for this . The role of local Councillors has changed dramatically in recent years. Constituents have rightly become more challenging and seeking more access to their elected representatives. I personally believe that I strike the right balance. You may have other views. Please let me know.
Social media is just one element of a vibrant strategy for community engagement. Engaging residents on matters relating to their neighbourhoods can have a positive outcome. Spent some time in Plumstead Library recently with a number of colleagues consulting on the future of the Council assets in the area. Of course there are differences about solutions. Residents do have ideas and suggestions that are important. Councillors do not have all the answers.
In the coming weeks and months I will be reporting more frequently on my own activities together with an update on news from the Town Hall. I propose to have a number of tweetups on topics of interest and I’ll be launching a regular social media Q&A with local residents. Watch this space.