We all have the right to a safe, warm, dry home, economic security and access to health and social care and live in a safe environment. We have a right to expect that government will secure our country and our communities. We have a right to learn and maximise our personal potential.
We have responsibility for our own and any dependants’ health and education by making responsible choices, but are also responsible for paying our taxes to ensure that local and national resources are available to deliver those essential services and aspirations.
So, how equally do our town citizens access these rights? Where there is inequality of access, for example through poverty, neglect or austerity how can we help in voluntary and statutory ways? Another area that we are opening up to discussion in 2020.