Councillor Bridges visited school today and spoke to our School Council. The children listened really carefully and asked some fabulous questions. Afterwards, Councillor Bridges turned the tables and asked our own School Council what they would like our City Council to do to further improve our city. Here are a few of their suggestions:
Joel wanted more to be done for the city’s homeless. Councillor Bridges explained that there are enough places for the homeless to stay, but some choose not to stay in these places because they have other difficulties in their lives. https://bit.ly/2QNVtjd
Lorna suggested having more shops and theatres. Councillor Bridges explained that these will be built in the new East West Precinct development, which is starting to take shape. https://bit.ly/2Xny6km
Rosa suggested having cheaper broadband. Councillor Bridges talked about the plans for a free, city wide 5G network. https://bit.ly/2GVtI7B
Skye wanted the City Council to do more to stop Global Warming. She listened closely when Councillor Bridges spoke about tapping into The Etruria Valley volcano, to heat water, without contributing to global warming. https://bit.ly/2Xny6km
Libbie suggested more sports facilities should be provided, especially for the disabled. Councillor Bridges explained that there are plans to develop a velodrome in Stoke On Trent, which would be accessible to all.
Our School Council asked some fabulous questions. At the end of the session, we all felt so proud of everything which our amazing city has to offer. Councillor Bridges last few words to our children, were so important, we wrote them down so that we could share them with everyone in our school…..“Children…..you are our future. Aim high and go for it!”
Many thanks indeed to our School Council and to Councillor Bridges, from some very Proud Potters!