If you’ve got ideas about how to improve this “bluffer’s guide”, let me know please – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.