I read the paper.
I listen to the news.
I am, I think, well informed.
But I have never been actively involved in matters that affect
the community I live in.
Developers want to build on land where a detached house currently sits.
Build something that is out of keeping with the local area.
Build something that is roughly twice the size of the largest house on the road.
It is something that will directly impact on our life for a year or more if planning permission is given.
Last week, I wrote out a short note and popped it through the letterboxes of my neighbours.
All fifty two of them.
It may come to nothing, but at least I will have alerted people
to what is proposed for our neighbourhood.
(The Council is not obliged to inform residents directly of any planning applications.
A notice on a lamp post is considered sufficient.)
Taking action feels good.