Wigan student experiences a day in the life of a councillor
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Freya Southworth, who is in her first year at Winstanley College, is very interested in local politics and the role of ward councillors.
Coun Ready went one better than this and offered her the chance to join him for a day in the community.
His day started with a couple of meetings and he then went to Leigh’s Cafe Camaraderie with Freya, before they went on to a nursery and community centre.
Next up was a visit to Atherton food pantry Use Ya Loaf, then they finished the day by meeting residents and police officers at Aspull’s One House.
Coun Ready said: “The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand what diverse activities we have in our communities and what the role of an elected member involves. I believe Freya would make an excellent councillor.”
Freya said: “I can’t thank Chris enough. I thoroughly enjoyed the day but didn’t realise the extent of the role of a councillor. It was a really busy 14-hour day with a variety of projects all asking Chris for help and advice, as the cost of living is having a real impact on people’s lives. I will definitely be joining Chris again.”