On Wednesday a focus group session in Brierley Hill explored the changing role of local councillors in response to localism. Part of the Inspiring Democracy project, the ideas and reflections of the focus group members from community groups in Dudley borough will inform the production of a guide for elected members to be produced in April 2012. Some of the ideas and comments from the session shared on twitter have been Storified here.
In the clip below the focus group facilitator, Sue Gorbing, explains the Inspiring Democracy project and things to explore in the session:
And this clip is Phil Bamber, a participant, sharing what stood out in the discussion for him.