On the first day of 2016 I’m looking forward to my first year for some time in which I’m not running in an election. I can go full steam ahead in my role as a councillor and that’s a nice feeling. As a relative newbie I’m still learning a lot but I’m still enjoying chatting to residents, trying to help navigate the council with them to solve their problems and discussing issues at overview and scrutiny meetings. 2015 was a great year and I’m looking forward to being a better councillor in 2016. Wishing everyone a brilliant year!