A little piece in yesterdays Shields Gazette highlights another example of an element of society taking their welfare into their own control due to a dissatisfaction of existing structures which are supposed to represent them.
The owners of some of the town's Indian restaurants have come together to form the Bangladesh Welfare Association (BWAS), and will operate to encourage members of the Borough of South Tyneside who have Bangladeshi origins to become more proactive in the community.
Hopefully, this will include all elements of the regions structures, both social and political.
Thousands of people in this Borough feel that they are not being represented, particularly on a political front. The BWAS is another example of a section of society who feel that they have to pursue another direction in order for their voice to be heard and their community acknowledged.