One of our younger readers wonders what the point of local democracy is for someone like him? He writes:
"I am writing to tell you that I am 21 and have not a clue about how the local elections in May would affect me individually; due to the fact I have no idea about the local policies or action plans of any of the parties (other than the universal agenda to cut crime, improve education and save the environment... which doesn't help when trying to choose one party over another). I have heard nothing in terms of any clear marketing as to any policy that would help me better understand what is going on and the website of the Lib Dems seems to have last been updated in 2005.
I find it a no surprise that voting from younger people is so low, and thought it necessary to highlight the difficulties I am having in finding any information!"
Would any of our sitting Councillors care to offer any advice?