Young People and Politics on Radio One

Last night on The Surgery, Radio One dedicated an hour to talking about young people and politics.  Much of what was said reflects the experience we have through I'm Councillor in that young people do care about issues but not party politics.  A lack of clear information and good communication Read more…

Conversation happen where the people are

I’m often advising councils that conversations happen in the community and they can’t force them to happen where they want them to happen. We’ve suffered from this in the past couple of days.  Having posted a 3 minute video about I’m a Councillor on YouTube we were keeping our fingers Read more…

I’m a Councillor goes to the movies!

That's right, get your popcorn ready (although you'll need to eat it quite quickly). We've made a short film about the event, to help show people what it's like. A council officer who was briefing her councillors before the event once said to me, 'I'm a Councillor is a great Read more…

Zimbabwe Twitterer

Sokwanele, a Civic Action Support Group in Zimbabwe, has used Twitter to bring a Flickr group of pictures to the attention of the Prime Minister via his Web team at 10 Downing Street. The pictures are powerful. Sokwanele are using lots of Web2.0 tools to bring their message to a Read more…

be a councillor

LondonCouncils have a launched www.beacouncillor.org.uk promoting the role of councillors and presenting them as young, diverse and interesting individuals. It’s a fine looking site but would be improved by allowing people to ask questions and have them answered by existing councillors.  No, you have to turn up on July 12th Read more…

New year, new project

We here at Gallomanor Towers are very excited about our next venture – "I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!" It’s, errm, a bit like "I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here!", only with scientists. As you may or may not know, my background is in science communication Read more…

The Secrets of Success in I’m a Councillor

I’ve now finished writing up the I’m a Councillor 2007 evaluation report (which you can download from our website). It’s been fascinating looking in detail at the feedback and the questions that were asked. Although of course I was there for the whole event, while it’s on I’m caught up Read more…

Sleep, at last

Well, we’ve just about recovered here from the whirlwind two weeks of I’m a Councillor, Get me out of Here! AND the last few weeks of manic organisation before the event. Tbh, we’re in a bit of a post-adrenaline lull, doing all the clear-up with markedly less enthusiasm and pep Read more…

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