A few folk have asked me about the agenda behind 'Residents Forum: Bonnyrigg and Lasswade'. Wondering if it was with an eye to local politics. No, I don't want to be a politician. I set the Forum up as an easy way to keep residents informed of Community Council stuff, as part of everyday life.
I was trying to be lazy, after 18 months of updating the Community Council Website, blog and Facebook page, I wondered if there was a way to get community info up simply and directly. So I swapped the Facebook page into a Facebook group to see if that would work.
The Community Council Facebook page had taken 1 year to get 280 likes, and I thought maybe we would get 50-100 to join the new group and put up content. So what happened next, blew me away. Day by day the life of the forum has grown richer with each person joining and have learnt so much.