In his first blog for Caerphilly Observer, Caerphilly Council leader Lindsay Whittle outlines his thoughts on recent council business.
I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to write a regular column for Caerphilly Observer’s growing readership. With traditional media facing declines in circulation, it is vital that alternative forms of information are available to those who don’t read or buy newspapers.
I firmly believe there is a place for a comprehensive and local online news service such as that provided by the Observer, particularly as it covers both parts of the county borough – the old Rhymney Valley and Islwyn areas. It is vital for local democracy that we have a thriving media – in traditional newspapers, radio and TV and online.