The Citizen Journalism project run by RELAYS at Watershed is up and running.
The citizen journalists will be tweeting from the @BSMayorwatch account and using the hashtag #mayorwatch. So keep an eye out for their thoughts on the mayoral race over the next three weeks.
On Thursday 25th October three young citizen journalists visited the School for Policy Studies. Alex Marsh and David Sweeting talked with them about the background to what is happening. The session covered the structure of local government and local elections, what is and isn’t changing with the move to mayoral governance, who the candidates for mayor are, and what some of the key policy issues are. Some of the issues that aren’t yet settled were also noted.