Today is the launch of the Co-operative party's Diverse Council Declaration at Local Government Association in Westminster. I am so proud to have been a part of the small working group co-chaired by Baroness Debbie Wilcox and Cllr Anntoinette Bramble with the objective of sharing recommendation to be shared and adopted by all the councils … Continue reading Launch of Co-op party’s Diverse Council
Cllr Sokale – June 2021 Update
Council Year 2021-22 My committees: Its June 2021. And I am 2 years into to a 3-year elected term as your Labour and Co-operative Councillor for Caversham in Reading Borough. For the past two years, I have represented Caversham and Reading on the following committees: Adult Social Care, Children's Services and Education CommitteePlanning Applications … Continue reading Cllr Sokale – June 2021 Update
How to be a Councillor & Magistrate?
In light of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement, many black people are wondering how to they influence real change in their communities. Together, Gina Knight and I discuss the role of a Councillor and a Magistrate to encourage the uptake of these roles for Black people and the larger BAME communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8zovMiNcAI&t=2076s Instagram Live with … Continue reading How to be a Councillor & Magistrate?
You elected me – (2)
It has been 6 months and 30 days since you elected me your Councillor for Caversham. So what have I been up to? ... After being elected I set out my aims in my first blog post (read it here). My goals were to: 1. Work with the Reading Climate Change Strategy & Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP) … Continue reading You elected me – (2)
You elected me.. What’s next?
This is the first of my blog posts updating you on my activities as your councillor. What has happened so far? I had my first Caversham ward councillor surgery at the Weller Centre on Amersham Road on the 11th May 2019. I have chosen the committees and panels I will sit. The committees in question are … Continue reading You elected me.. What’s next?