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From: People's Manifesto for Ynys Môn
Date: Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM
Subject: A People's Manifesto for Ynys Môn
Attn: Cllr Clive McGregor,Leader of Isle of Anglesey County Council
All Isle of Anglesey County Councillors
cc: David Bowles,Interim Managing Director, Isle of Anglesey County Council
Prof. Elan Closs Stephens,Chairperson, Anglesey Recovery Board
Ieuan Wyn Jones, AM for Ynys Môn
Albert Owen, MP for Ynys Môn
News Editor, BBC North West Wales
News Editor, Daily Post
Elgan Hearn, Holyhead and Anglesey Mail
Matt Warner, North Wales Chronicle
Attached please find a copy of the People's Manifesto for Ynys Môn. This document is the result of an open experiment in 'wiki-government' and compiled from literally thousands of comments and suggestions posted by various Anglesey residents on The Druid Blog (www.druidsrevenge.blogspot.com).
It is not party political (it was contributed to by people of all political persuasions) and can be seen as an honest attempt by concerned and frustrated Islanders to fill the policy void on Anglesey left by our elected representatives. Furthermore the production of this Manifesto did not involve any expensive consultants, nor has it taken endless reviews and years to finalise. From start to finish it took only a little over two months, an the only cost has been the time of the multitude of contributors on the blog.
As you work to finalise the 'Statements of Aims and Values' which all Council groups have now been required to produce by the WAG Local Government Minister, we urge you to use this document as both a resource and an indication of the demands of Anglesey voters.
You can view the finalised People's Manifesto below:
People's Manifesto for Ynys Môn
What you can do now:
- Download the above People's Manifesto and email it to all the Anglesey residents you know. Ask them to do the same;
- Contact your local Councillor and ask him or her to support this Manifesto (their contact details are contained on the last two pages of the Manifesto);
- Contact our MP and AM and ask them to also support the People's Manifesto (their contact details are also contained in the Manifesto).
This People's Manifesto was only made possible thanks to all of you - the readers and commenters of this blog. Dioch yn fawr iawn i chi gyd.