A listening Residents Party must, by definition, be based on a sincere partnership with the community.
This means deploying the best energies and talents of the whole community to build a prosperous, shared future for all stakeholders from businesses and service providers through to the vulnerable, the young and the aged.
It is an affirmation that our privileged past and near idyllic present must be carefully nurtured and managed to ensure the best future for all.
Active consultation, proactive and transparent governance and creative collaboration must replace the petty squabbles that vested interests, outside agendas and personal egos represent.
Therefore continual dialogue with the public through town hall meetings and regular open engagement with businesses will continue to inform representatives and allow them to make better short and medium term decisions and longer term plans.
Failure to engage with the public results in stalled decisions, poor and chaotic planning and limited progress and even misdirected spending.
– What a waste that would be –