Urges you to make your views known when they knock on your door
Change is taking place at great speed in the Brentford area
Brentford Voice is urging residents to take the opportunity to tell candidates in the forthcoming elections about their concerns.
Voters in the borough will get a chance to elect a new council on 5 May and the local campaign group says that the opportunity should not be missed to inform aspirant councillors what needs to be changed in the local area.
Martin Case of Brentford Voice says, “This is a good time to raise your concerns with our local election candidates when they come knocking on your door. The elections bring uncertainty as to who will be our representatives, therefore we need to keep our town's future at the top of the agenda with whoever we may be dealing with.
“We are very aware of the scepticism that many have on the extent to which the views of the community will be taken account of. Brentford Voice often shares that scepticism, but one thing is for sure: if we fail to take account of the opportunity on offer, we may regret it when things turn out to be other than we would wish.
“Most of us like to have an occasional rant, particularly against local councillors and the council, whether that is on social media or elsewhere. However, we know that rants have little effect apart from making us feel a bit better for a while. Engagement and participation offer a much more promising chance of success.”
He was pleased with the level of support from the community at two recent meetings about the future of the area. Between 70 and 80 attended the meeting at the Holiday Inn, with at least 30 coming along to the Local Conversation at Brentford Free Church.
If you follow this link it will take you to Brentford Voice’s latest newsletter where you will find out what was discussed at those meetings.
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April 22, 2022