Monday, 24 January 2011

Local Democracy and you

With a local elections and possibly a Referendum coming up in May it is our intention at COVEN to offer our local Councillors the chance to write a guest Blog, giving their own thoughts and hopefully solutions to the problems particular to our area.

If you have any questions you would like to address to them please let us know by emailing us at and we will do our best to get the answers from them.

It is our intention that the Blogs be published in full and totally unedited but we are hoping that all of the Bloggers will resist the temptation to tell us what their opponents intend to do and what they have done wrong in the past – it is their own thoughts, plans and input we are seeking.

Nearer the time of the election we intend to extend this invitation to all candidates standing in the ward but we will reserve the right not to post any article which is considered to be unsuitable for a family Blog or in any way defamatory to residents or other candidates or parties though we will, should that becomes necessary, inform you that we have taken that action and why.

It is possible that some of the people we intend to invite may not wish to take up the offer and we will of course respect that but it will not stop others being offered the chance to fill the spot instead.

Our intention is to get a healthy political debate going on the future of our area, involving as many people as possible because COVEN firmly believes that working together we can start to make things better for the residents of Richmond Hill."


  1. Good idea but I am sorry to say I don't think it will work, in my experience politians of all parties are more interested in talking at people that to them and most do not seem to listen if what is said is something they do not like but worth a try.

    I will be interested to see what response you get.

  2. I do hope this works - and the Cllrs do the blog in the spirit in which it was intended. I watch them enought at forum meetings trying to score cheap point, i dont need it on a blog i subscribe to

    Come on councillors - do your worst (or should that be best)

  3. Hmmm an open and decent debate.. That should be interesting!!