“She’s alright, she is”

As everyone knows about consultation, it’s important to have the full feedback loop. We can’t expect young people to take IAC seriously, and get passionate about taking part, if it seems like no-one REALLY takes any notice. So I asked the councillors from last year to tell me what difference Read more…

Fizzy Christmas

We wish you a Fizzy Christmas. In a belated moment of Christmas Cheer we have sent out some bottles of Champagnes to the winners of the draws in the surveys we have run recently.  The winners were: ICELE Recruitment Survey – Tim Anderson of Norfolk County CouncilI’m a Councillor Council Read more…

It’s all over!

Well, I’m a Councillor 2006 has now finished. It’s been our best year yet and we’ve had an absolute ball. A list of our winning councillors is up on the site here. Congratulations to all our worthy winners, commiserations to the evicted councillors and a big thank you to everyone Read more…

Breaking News on IAC Live Chat

Students in Coleraine were first to hear about progress in the NI Devolution talks today.  During a Live Chat session Cllr John Dallat who was attending the talks in St.Andrews broke into the conversation to say: Cllr John Dallat: Peter – Good News Peter as we speak a settlement has Read more…

Quiet before the storm

It’s now Saturday afternoon and on Monday morning I’m a Councillor kicks off in 33 councils across the country (Dumfries and Galloway finished yesterday as it is now half term in most of Scotland). All is quiet now, a few councillors are still to post their manifestos and Sophia is Read more…

You’ve got to love live chats

We had a good live chat today in Dumfries and Galloway, with Cllr Sean Marshall showing how it should be done, asking young people questions and getting them talking. They got very enthusiastic, telling him about what they wanted to see in their area. So enthusiastic that Sean was deluged! Read more…

Secret confessions of a moderator I

Hi, I’m chief moderator every year, although until the event starts I’m the only one. It’s not too bad, I boss myself about a bit and then sneak off for sly tea breaks when I’m not looking… I’m mainly doing prep at the moment, except when something’s happening in Dumfries Read more…

I’m a Councillor…2006 going, going, gone live

I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here 2006! has gone live in Scotland already this year.  Dumfries & Galloway Council’s event has been live all week.  On October 9th a further 33 councils from all over the UK will go live too. We’re covering all four corners this year.  Read more…

IAC Deadline Day

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 Read more…

Think Local, Act Global

This year we are running an international version of I’m a Councillor alongside the 30 plus UK councils already signed up to the event.  In the second week of the fortnight students will be able to also access a second version of the site where they will be able to Read more…

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