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she’s had her fair share of lunches and no, she doesn’t talk with any of the rest of us ei­ther dur­ing or af­ter a coun­cil meet­ing. She drank wine with oth­ers un­til she de­cided not to speak to any­one any­more and, in­deed she does not at­tend coun­cil or com­mu­nity events.

The com­mu­nity elected us to rep­re­sent them. To do that ef­fec­tively I be­lieve you need to know what is go­ing on at coun­cil by at­tend­ing the meet­ings and work­shops, you need to be part of a team and not sit out­side coun­cil and snipe at the rest of the team who is work­ing hard.

Peo­ple may not al­ways agree with our de­ci­sions how­ever there is al­ways ro­bust dis­cus­sion amongst the team be­fore any de­ci­sion is made.

I in­vite all mem­bers of the pub­lic to

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