Ideas to increase profile

COUNCILLORS have been discussing ways to raise the profile of their authority.

A group of Ponteland Town Council members recently met for a brainstorming session and Coun Sue Johnson reported the most popular suggestions to the full council.

They include holding surgery sessions in community venues and local stores, involving residents in the wish-list process as part of the authority’s budget process, publicising council events and others that councillors have attended and adding some new features to its website.