Interesting enough yet again many people were unaware of how they could get involved in order to contribute and scrutinise matters of concern to the as a community and as a member of society.
Issues surrounding the treatment of detainees in police & Immigration Custody, scrutiny of the Prison Service, LEA involvement in schools and even becoming Magistrates knowing that all they needed to do was apply.
These details are contained in both our websites.
However alarmingly, concerns have for many years been raised about the demographic make up of jury's and many people did not realise if you are not on the Electoral Register then you would not be considered for Jury service as the local voter register is the selection tool.
The main impression is a lack of information and publicity around these matters. It is also noted that various National & Local Government Community Engagement budgets have been cut or even in many cases removed completely, hence creating an even greater barrier in order to publicise civic opportunities to make a difference.
It is therefore up to those that know, to inspire and encourage others to start stepping up to the mark and participating in order to create greater inclusion.