Sunday, 15 January 2012

My week ahead 16 -22 January 2012

Monday 16 January 2pm - North East Partnership Meeting

4pm - Culture Portfolio meeting

6pm - Meeting on Youth Provision on Rushmere Estate

Wednesday 18 January 5.30pm - Elections working group

Thursday 19 January 6pm - Scrutiny Meeting, Grafton House

Saturday 21 January 1030am - Labour Campaigning South Ipswich

This week we had our first Area Committee, the main aim of the Committee idea is to get more resident participation that we did have with the Area Forums.

Now only one resident turned up on Wednesday and she lived in the South East! Tory bloggers have jumped on this to say that Area Committee's are a failure.

The first committee meeting was to elect the chair and work out what we hope to achieve. So we were not expecting a large number of residents to turn up. The success of the Committee's will be down to how uch effort all councillors put into promoting the idea. the good thing is that the Tories on the council seem keen to get them working pity they can't get that message over to their fellow Tories who blog- the three who are so negative, one is an ex councillor and the other two are hoping to be candidates in May.

I have no doubt that they will be a great success and by the end of the Summer the resident participation will be far greater than the forums ever had.

The next North East Area Committee will be held on the 20th March and though the venue is to be confirmed it will be back in the North East of the town

3 comments:

ariversideview said...

"Tories who blog- the three who are so negative, one is an ex councillor and the other two are hoping to be candidates in May.

I have no doubt that they will be a great success"

Well thank you Alasdair.

Alasdair Ross said...

Laeder of Ipswich Tories states today that Area Committees are an improvement on Area Forums- pity his own members can't understand that

ariversideview said...

Alasdair, unlike you socialists, we don't follow each other like sheep. The North East Area Committee may be an improvement. The South West Area Committee certainly is not.