It's all go in Trelawnyd. Tomorrow is Election Day where the population of the village has the opportunity to vote in a new Community Councillor. The two candidates have canvassed their CV's and quite clearly both men would be an asset to the council as they seem level headed, community orientated and very much their own 'men' so to speak.
I wish them both well,
A few weeks ago, I embarked on a very rough straw poll of locals and their general knowledge of what the community council was all about. Out of around fifty people I asked, only four knew the name of just one community councellor from the village, a fact that really does speak for itself .
In these days of ' insular living' and community apathy, many dont see the relevance of such a small and local strata of local government, so I think that the fact that two local and popular men are presently making the effort to engage the village is a laudable and timely ' kick up the arse' for many.
I have just drafted a brief newsletter on behalf of the council, outlining whose who and what's what.... on the council and what's happening in both villages .It's a simple PR exercise, nothing more, but hopefully it may spark a bit of community involvement that has been hiding away in more recent times.
Anyhow... I will leave you with a community based observation. Yesterday I visited with Eirlys,a friend who has a chicken farm a mile or so out of the village. She mentioned that she had just bought a load of Flower Show raffle tickets from a " sprightly old lady" who in her summer dress, had walked the few miles around country lanes to buttonhole the houses and farms on the periphery of the village.
I had to smile to myself..... auntie Glad had been at work again....I bet she has sold most of her allocation of several hundred tickets whereas we the younger members of the Flower Show committee have not even started selling our own bundles.....The community Councillor to be, take note........ You
should have employed the old gal as your PA. ........