I believe that the Town Council is a very poor communicator. Unless you attend their meetings, it is very difficult to follow what they are doing and why. They do publish their minutes, but over a month after the event, and by necessity this is a very brief and bland summary.
The contents of this blog are an eclectic collection of my own random thoughts, and subjects brought to my attention by other residents who feel this blog is a good conduit for communication. I am not elected or nominated as a spokesman by any organisation. I do not pretend to talk on behalf of the community. There are people who share some of my views, and others that do not. I do not write all the articles, but usually act as Editor. If you do not like what you read here, find another blog to read, or better still write your own.
I used to write to the Town Council if I had any concerns, but rarely got any kind of reply, and I found that talking to individual Councillors, had little effect, so I started to write my blog, as a pressure valve.
My audience is very small. Tracking software shows that most of the people who read this blog are a small number of repeat visitors, and some others that may stumble upon a link, click and leave the site within seconds. I do not publish my name on the blog, as this blog is not about self-publicity, but locally most people know I am. Certainly the Town, District and County Councillors do, as does the local prospective parliamentary candidates for each party.
Thankfully we still have freedom of speech in this country and most people are either tolerant of what I write, or complimentary. To the few that I upset, I apologise. Feel free to comment and unless the comment is too abusive, or likely to be illegal I will continue to publish them. Most people take advantage of the 'anonymous' option, but I especially welcome 'named' comment.