How to Lobby Councillors – #Manchester #climate etc. Comments welcomed!!!

If you’ve got ideas about how to improve this “bluffer’s guide”, let me know please – environmentalscrutiny@gmail.com

Update – it was improved on Tuesday 26th August with help from all the people who came to the first meeting of the People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee. Here is the updated (and diplomatised!) version…

Also, got some good advice via facebook (from someone I’ve never met and probably never will)

My advice is be polite. Don’t just send cut & paste emails – you’ll get one in reply. Try and meet in person. Much more achieved than countless emails. Don’t bombard with social media, use intelligently. Ask questions publically in neighbourhood meetings, scrutiny meetings, Full Councils and Cabinet meetings. Lead the debate. Don’t chase it.

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3 Responses to How to Lobby Councillors – #Manchester #climate etc. Comments welcomed!!!

  1. tomskinner78 says:

    Hi Marc, This is great, sorry I didn’t get a chance to look at this over the weekend. Really just one very minor thought. “Waste much of your limited energy and face­time with any councillors who are…” You know how sensitive the poor things can be, so adding “any” makes it clearer that you’re not implying that all cllrs are stupid or doctrinaire.Apart from that, all great. Tom

    _____________________________________________________________Tom SkinnerCoordinator, Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaignadmin@gmlivingwage.org0787 234 6388twitter.com/GMLivingWagefacebook.com/gmlivingwagegmlivingwage.org

    Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:23:07 +0000 To: tomskinner_78@hotmail.com

  2. tomskinner78 says:

    I’ve just seen the updated version which already makes it clear by saying try the other two cllrs in your ward – that largely resolves the issue!Tom

    _____________________________________________________________Tom SkinnerCoordinator, Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaignadmin@gmlivingwage.org0787 234 6388twitter.com/GMLivingWagefacebook.com/gmlivingwagegmlivingwage.org

    From: tomskinner_78@hotmail.com To: comment+rwmn36ugguy5n9ic66fujn6@comment.wordpress.com Subject: RE: [New post] How to Lobby Councillors – #Manchester #climate etc. Comments welcomed!!! Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:23:38 +0000

    Hi Marc, This is great, sorry I didn’t get a chance to look at this over the weekend. Really just one very minor thought. “Waste much of your limited energy and face­time with any councillors who are…” You know how sensitive the poor things can be, so adding “any” makes it clearer that you’re not implying that all cllrs are stupid or doctrinaire.Apart from that, all great. Tom

    _____________________________________________________________Tom SkinnerCoordinator, Greater Manchester Living Wage Campaignadmin@gmlivingwage.org0787 234 6388twitter.com/GMLivingWagefacebook.com/gmlivingwagegmlivingwage.org

    Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:23:07 +0000 To: tomskinner_78@hotmail.com

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