Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A month in the life of a Green Party councillor – June/July

I have finished all of my initial councillor training now, and am starting to get into the swing of things. I have now done most of the major things I will have to do over the coming four years at least once. The councillor services team are proving very useful in terms of helping me with my case work, but as you might imagine the full council meeting is quite lonely -- there are 45 other councillors.

Council meetings and briefings – 4
Surgeries – 3
Governor meetings – 1
Community meetings and events – 15
Enquiries and requests for repairs from residents – 50


Organised a demonstration against cuts to public services in Reading
Welcomed a new Sure Start Centre to Park Ward
Thanked people for voting Green at the recent elections
Campaigned against academy schools
Campaigned for a safer Cemetery Junction
Supported carers' week in Reading
Supported at the launch of East Reading Children's Centre


Got fly tipping cleared, missing signage installed, measures taken against noise problems, and answered questions on Council tree felling to name just a few of the many successes we have had this month.


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