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Question: what is the best thing about being a councillor ?

Asked by hannahliiz to Marion, Niknam, Ruth, Steve on 12 Oct 2010 in Categories: .

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  • Photo: Marion ClaytonMarion Clayton answered on 5 Oct 2010:

    I particularly enjoy the opportunity to help individual people or families to resolve problems, but more generally, it is being able to play a part in making decisions that, hopefully, will improve local communities. It’s a big responsibility, that I take very seriously. And of course, I loved every minute of my particular responsibility for Children’s Services. Young people are the future of our community and our country, and it is a very exciting area to be involved in.


  • Photo: Niknam HussainNiknam Hussain answered on 5 Oct 2010:

    Being a voice for the citizen and sometimes helping to solve a problem for indvidual residents.


  • Photo: Ruth Vigor-HedderlyRuth Vigor-Hedderly answered on 6 Oct 2010:

    Being able to interact with people across Buckinghamshire, to be able to help others that need help to listen to new, old and good ideas and implement where I can. R


  • Photo: Steve AdamsSteve Adams answered on 12 Oct 2010:

    The feeling that you’re helping someone and making a difference. I’d hate to just turn up at my job everyday and not feel like I was helping make a difference for people, in whatever small way.

    Occasionally the system works against you (with endless hours of meetings) but it’s a great feeling when you achieve something for someone.