Ten years ago, the burg watch was the first site to create a permanent record of council’s performance as a reminder to voters heading to polls.
In 2011, and again in 2018, posts were about council’s and JPAC’s contraventions of the Municipal Act and the Ombudsman Reports regarding in camera meetings, flip flops and a lack of commitment to accessibility.
In 2014, the burg watch provided an historic opportunity for residents to question the candidates directly.
Not being a ‘local,’ the burg watch provides a unique perspective – one that has no affiliations and is not visceral like some of the sites that have since popped up.
Thank you to those who follow and stay connected.