Over the last few days, Valley Hill Community Hub has asked all candidates in the Charlton ward in the May 2018 local elections to commit to an even more open, immediate, and transparent dialogue with their ward voters and residents over the next term of office.
We asked all candidates in Charlton ward to commit that if elected, they will:
Maintain and post on a public website specifically for Charlton ward:
- Ward Reports: With three local councillors, just 4 posts a year per councillor would give Charlton residents a monthly update on local goings-on and a valuable insight into the work of their elected officials.
- A record of ward budget grants as they are approved. We would also suggest that councillors invite all those awarded grants to report back via the website on how the money was spent.
- Where relevant, councillors post their views and (if applicable) votes on major local issues in Charlton and surrounding wards – such as Ikea, Silvertown tunnel, the Cruise Terminal and so on.
- Dates of local councillor surgeries, contact details, social media links etc.
Background & Details:
Unlike previous years, a simple but effective website can now be maintained for free and with little IT knowledge. Sites such as WordPress cost nothing and allow multiple users (ie the three councillors) to post via computers, phones or tablets of any operating system.
If you agree that it would be useful and democratic to have a public resource enabling you to know more about what the Charlton ward councillors do over the next four years then please let us know and we’ll add your name or your group’s name to the supporters of the Charlton Accords so we can make sure that the three councillors elected keep their word. Thank you.
Andy & Paul
|Pamela Christie||Gary Dillon||Ian Gerrard|
|Women’s Equality Party||Labour Party||Liberal Democrats|
|Rebecca Ireland||Catherine Latham||Clare Loops|
|Liberal Democrats||Conservatives||Green Party|
|Gakuru Macharia||Maya Mann||Cllr Gary Parker|
|Linda Perks||Charlie Rome|
|Labour Party||Liberal Democrats|