DCAN Questions Team
Sandra Reeve: firstname.lastname@example.org
What have we done so far?
This team has been evolving through the action of asking Dorset Council questions, learning from Caz Dennett and JulieAnn Booker (amongst others) and consist of members from several other teams: for example, we have asked questions about the DLP and about the CEES as well as about the TLP (Transport Local Plan) and now about Pension Divestment, as well as some more individual questions from both individuals and parish/town councillors. A record of our activity so far can be found here.
One idea offered for the future was that the Question Team should have a rep from each team that would like to be represented so that we can share information and priorities more easily, as well as offering support whenever necessary to highlight a particular action.
Recently the DorsetCAN questions team has been supporting Dorset Action’s Pension Divestment campaign which ran until June 15. There was a protest outside the Council Offices in Dorchester on June 15, followed with a virtual PA ( Peoples’ Assembly) on the topic of Pension Divestment.
This campaign gave us a chance to see how we can find the right moment to work effectively as a team, alongside and amplifying other groups, how we can create multilayered action and (hopefully) expand DorsetCAN’s membership.
What’s next/future plans?
The Questions Team will support DorsetCAN’s 2 main campaigns: a rethink of the Dorset Local Plan and keeping a close eye on the development of the Council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency strategy.
Interested in getting involved?
We warmly welcome any new members at any stage, particularly if you would like to develop the skill of asking questions by email or face to face with councillors and MPs
Contact: Sandra Reeve mob 077342138942 or email@example.com