Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Local Democracy Week

As part of Local Democracy Week a 'speed debating' session was held with Wrecsam's Youth Forum and Councillors at Gwersyllt Resource Centre. It was a good turnout from young people across the County Borough who posed questions to the 5 Councillors - The Leader, Cllr Aled Roberts, Cllr Joan Lowe, Cllr Jim Kelly, Cllr Barrie Price and myself. I found the experience stimulating and interesting and I very much hope the young people also gained from the experience and will subsequently get involved in politics. There is still much to do to engage young people in the political process and one of my responsibilities is for the Youth Parliament in Wrecsam. There is a parliament at present but it is very cumbersome and bureaucratic with about 120 members and is in need of reforming to make it more user friendly.

1 comment:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Guess what, neither of the 2 Labour Co chairs were present...what exactly do Labour Councillors do to earn their allowance? its not for turning up for meetings that's for sure!!