Friday 14 September 2012 3.54pm
There's another Council Assembly
on the horizon. This is the full meeting of all the ward councillors in Southwark, which takes place seven times a year.
We used to hold them at the council chamber in Southwark Town Hall but since July 2011 they've been hosted at community-based locations and the venue for October 17 will be confirmed soon.
Meanwhile, we've started another programme of community outreach and engagement in preparation for the themed debate which on October 17 will be about 'Opportunities for young people in Southwark, including youth employment'.
This is the part of the main business meeting where councillors debate an issue that's of particular relevance to people across the borough, and to ensure that they have a strong sense of 'what the people think' we compile a dossier of 'community views'
which is circulated to all councillors in advance of the meeting.
As part of this process, the SE1 Forum has proved to be a rich source of comment and opinion. So, let's have your thoughts on 'Opportunities for young people in Southwark, including youth employment'
What would most improve the life opportunities of young people in Southwark?
How can we as a community provide them with better employment prospects?
What's troubling young people in Southwark?
What's on your minds?
We're keen to hear from anyone, but clearly the voice of young people themselves needs to be an integral part of this process.
You can post your views here and they'll be captured that way, or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
When the process is complete we'll share a link to the final dossier of community views. Here's what the most recent one looked like, for the July 2012 assembly debate on 'Health in Southwark':
Our deadline for capturing your views is 5pm on Friday 28 September.
'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it's the only thing that ever has.'
Margaret Mead, and me.