Bridgwater’s dynamic young Labour Mayor, Cllr Diogo Rodrigues, is launching the latest in a series of new initiatives to bring the Mayoralty into the 21st century when he starts his ‘Mayor Goes Live’ show next Sunday 5th August on Facebook. People can tune in, see him live from the Town Hall and ask him questions about anything at all from Town Council policy to the Labour Party to anything that’s on their mind.
Diogo plans to hold the ‘Mayor Live’ events a couple of times a month and wants them to be informal and as casual as possible so as to not put people off. His intention is to always have a special guest. For his first show the guest will be Cllr Brian Smedley, Leader of Bridgwater Town Council.
Future guests will come from all across the community spectrum.
Diogo Live on Sunday
To follow Diogo click on his Mayors Facebook site here. On the day it will be live and you can send your questions in. Sunday 5th August from 4pm to 4.45.
Diogo is Bridgwater’s youngest ever Mayor at 28 and the first Portuguese born Mayor in the UK. His energy and enthusiasm have reflected well on the town as has his determination to attend as many functions as possible, In the past week he has presented a ’70 years of the NHS’ commemorative plaque to Bridgwater Hospital and opened, and also performed in, the popular Quayside Festival. He is currently working hard to launch the new Bridgwater Youth Council in September.
Diogo says “What I’m trying to do is bring the role of the Mayor into the 21st century. So many people use social media as a way of communication and it just makes sense to reach out to people in our community in this way. It also allows us to reach those that perhaps wouldn’t be able to attend a council meeting for mobility reasons, or people that wouldn’t be interested otherwise.”