The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its findings on the involvement of ward councillors in their communities.
"# Community engagement: councillors need to be more actively engaged with all parts of the community if they are to be effective leaders. They need to be empowered and supported to engage with residents and community groups using a range of different tools.
# Advocacy: councillors need to be able to speak freely and openly challenge the executive."
jump out at one from the wish-list of the councillors giving evidence to the Foundation.
There is much to be mulled over in the report generally. We would be grateful for any informed comments.