Welcome to Hoffy's New Blog!
Updated: Sep 23, 2018
Hello and welcome to my new website and blog. Back in 2003 when I first became a local councillor, I knew immediately that it was important to have a platform to engage with the people I represented. People do not want to hear from you just at election times, they want to see you and be able to contact you all year round. Having been in the I.T. industry for nearly 20 years by then, I started to create a website with the limited tools I had at my disposal back then - I used Microsoft Publisher. It was very primitive, but it worked and ever since those early days, I have always used the internet as a means of communicating with the people I represent.
Now with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and all the platforms available, you may think it's not necessary any more, but I feel that a website and a blog still have an important part to play to explain to people about local democracy, what each tier of local government does and what I am doing for the people I represent. As it builds up over time with content, I hope you enjoy it and engage with it, and I look forward to continue working for the people of St Olaves Ward, the people of Bury St Edmunds and the people of West Suffolk over the years to come.
Cllr Paul Hopfensperger
Independent Councillor for St Olaves Ward
Bury St Edmunds Town Council & St Edmundsbury Borough Council
Bury St Edmunds, July 31, 2018.