Tag Archives: have your say

Essex libraries consultation

As I’ve talked about before, Essex County Council are now holding a consultation on library opening hours, now they’ve announced how much certain libraries’ opening hours are being cut. You can go here and have your say, and it won’t take you very long as you’ll only be asked two questions. One about which library […]

Should Colchester become a city?

As you may have heard, the question of whether Colchester should apply for status has come up again. The Department for Culture has announced that there’ll be another competition for city status in 2012 to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Colchester applied for city status in the 2000 and 2002 competitions, but was unsuccessful […]

And while we’re talking about elections…

Last year, I wrote about how Colchester – along with many other Councils – is having to decide whether to stick with our current system of annual elections and electing the Council by thirds or change to an ‘all-up’ system of four-yearly elections. Well, the Council is now holding a consultation on the issue and […]

Colchester’s waste and recycling consultation

After quite a few months of work through the Task and Finish Group that I chair, I’m pleased to say that our waste and recyling consultation is now live on Colchester Council’s website. It will also be in the next edition of the Courier, which should be landing on doorsteps throughout the Borough in the […]

Council elections

The first major item on the Council agenda last night was the open debate on future Council elections. As it’s likely to get missed out by the press in favour of coverage of the other main item, I thought I’d discuss it in a bit more detail here. Yet again, we’ve been asked to consider […]

Have Your Say

So, a question for my fellow bloggers – Lib Dem and otherwise – that arises from my time as a Councillor: how common are Have Your Say policies in councils? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. Here in Colchester, one of the first items on the agenda of all public […]