Six achievements as a Councillor
A few weeks ago I was trying to put together a review of all that I’d written on this blog over the past year. I didn’t get that far with it, and now it is February the moment for it seems to have passed.
However, in doing it I was reminded of the posts that I’d written over the summer where I talked about what I saw as my achievements over the eight years that I served as a councillor on Luton Borough Council. Having failed to be re-elected in last May’s local elections, I found the process of writing those posts rather cathartic and useful in handling the personal fall out from the local election result.
I realised that I hadn’t provided an index of those posts so I thought, I admit a little self indulgently, that I would do so now:
- Musings on the nature of political achievement
- Achievement one: Reforms to the Council’s decision making process
- Achievement two: An intervention in the merger of Downside Infant and Junior Schools
- Achievement three: A little bit of pavement in St George’s Square
- Achievement four: The Luton Summer Festival
- Achievement five: Tackling climate change at Luton Borough Council (See also: Why climate change matters to local government & Luton Borough Council and climate change)
- Achievement six: Founding Luton Culture