October 06, 2009

Local Council Meeting

Tonight I went to the Heworth Ward Committee Meeting. I've been to 3 or 4 now since moving to York, and have always found them interesting and also poorly attended. Today, as I arrived I was greeted by one of the Councillor's, who obviously didn't recognise me as having been to the last few meetings, and almost assumed that I had come as I had a particular problem with something. I realise that not many people seem to come to these meetings unless they have some problem, or have asked to present something, but to assume that I think is quite sad. I really would encourage people to get to their local meetings, and maybe we can all be more involved in where money is spent and what is being done around us.

One of the presentations tonight was about the Magistrates Court. It was really interesting, I may even look into applying to become a Magistrate. I definately hope to get to the open day that they are having here at the York Court. While looking up this information I also found out about becoming a Councillor. I can't do it all, but I really hope to find something that I can do to really make a difference in my local community. On Friday I'm attending my first Partnership Board Meeting for the local Children's Centre. Should be interesting.


Anna said...

Good for you! I joined Esther's pre-school committee, it's interesting to see what goes on in the background!

funkyhan said...

Good job dude! I keep thinking I need to be more involved in our community, but just never seem to find the time!! Good luck with it all :)

Andy said...

You're the best, Helen! I'm so proud of all you're doing to help in the community. xxx

ADCottrellski said...

Hedge, Did you know that for the last three years I have been a School Governor at out local Primary School... one of the the only lay positions which has legal obligations and powers.
It takes some time, but it is worth it. This week I'm getting training from the LEA as I now sit on the Headteacher Performance Review Panel.