Council stages Councillors Community Catch-ups at markets every three months, to give members of the community a chance to meet their elected members and talk face-to-face about any issues they want to raise.
The Community Catch-ups were launched in 2011 as a new initiative in Council’s Community Engagement Strategy. Public consultation for the draft engagement strategy revealed the community wanted greater access to talk to the elected councillors. The Community Catch-ups were created in response to that feedback. They are informal gatherings held quarterly and rotate around markets at various Tweed towns, to take the initiative to all parts of the Tweed. They can include displays and information about topical issues at the time but are generally intended to allow members of the public to raise any Council-related issue. In particular, they are a chance for new residents in the area to get to know their elected members.
When and where will the next Community Catch-ups be held? Each of the Catch-ups will be held from 9am-1pm, except the Tweed Heads Markets stall, which will be conducted from 9am to noon.