Volunteer Coffee Morning - 22 May
In many areas there were local elections yesterday and the results may have resulted in big changes to your political makeup. In Salford and Liverpool's case, you have new directly elected Mayors. In any case there is no substitute for 'striking while the iron is hot' in order to establish a relationship, ensure the local voluntary sector is in their thoughts and overcome any reservations. And as charities, and practical people, we work with them all regardless of their political complexion.
Many of you will already have this in hand. But it is a timely reminder nonetheless.
So the key thing is to make contact with newly elected politicians. Congratulate them and make the case for locally rooted, democratic voluntary sector voice and support. Encourage a joint approach to problems and let them know that the voluntary sector can help address problems which concern them and aid the positive moves they want to make.
You may wish to invite new councillors to visit you so you can show them the type of work you do and how you can support them in their local ward work as well as how you help the local authority to provide services and help local people.
As always timing is important, the sooner you make contact the more effective your message will be.
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