WE all rely on our local authorities for so much in our daily lives from making sure our streets are lit at night to opening our schools every morning. So it kinda goes without saying really that for the lives of our most vulnerable citizens who need the most support, our councils play an even more vital role.
LDAS ‘Stronger Together’ accessible politics groups help LD voters recognise the responsibilities of councils as well as how they run and the roles of councillors in the decisions councils make about vital life issues such as support charges or housing services.
Our groups want to know what their councils are doing, they want to recognise their councillors and know how to approach them. They want to have a louder voice in the local authority decisions that affect them. Some are even keen to try to become councillors themselves in the future.
That’s why one of our groups of young LD voters in Grangemouth have been working hard on developing accessible politics work around local authorities. They are now keen to open up their work to others and have a special session prepared for Tuesday 1 October at 7.00 pm at the Grangemouth Community Education Unit on Abbots Road with 2 councillors from Falkirk Council.
Cllrs Allyson Black and Fiona Collie will be part of the evening specifically looking at learning about the work of councillors in a way that is accessible for people with LD to take part and enjoy. The group have a great session prepared including a fun ‘Who Wants To Be A Councillor’ quiz.
It’s completely free to attend and open everyone interested in learning more about local councils and councillors. We hope to see you there if you can make it and promise a fantastic evening if you can.