In September 2018, the people attending the third TCG meeting came together to find their Common Ground with the question- what has brought you hear?
The following were the most common responses:
-This is an ideal time for change
-Disillusionment with local politics
-Curious about other alternatives because the current system is in a mess
-Mistrust of the power of corporations
-Politics is broken and people are not being heard
-How can we take back control of our local communities?
-Angry with the current democratic system
-There is no political model that embraces the household
-The dumbing down of politics suits the vested interests of those in power.
-Development in the countryside and loss of wildlife
-Getting fairness into the planning process
-Wanting a better future for our children and grandchildren and concern for their futures
-Encouraging community engagement and participation especially youth
-Getting fragmented early stage projects going in area