It’s been a hectic day today calling all the councils who have expressed an interest in I’m a Councillor but from whom we’ve not had a definite yes or no. We’ll do a final count tomorrow but it looks like we’ll have about 35 councils taking part in October which is a great result.
We’re also getting lots of calls from the councils already signed up. Lots of questions being asked, advice sought, queries clarified.
The best one today came from Lambeth. Angela Birch, the Youth Council Development Manager running the event, wanted to check the maximum number of councillors who can take part (it is six). She had sent a quick email to members there asking for interest and has had 17 councillors say they want to take part! That’s the kind of response we like to see.