You are entitled to write or phone your elected representatives any time you wish. You can let Ministers know your feelings on a topic by writing to them too. You can get the current email or postal addresses on Councillors from your local or regional council website, or by phoning their call centre. Members of Parliament's contact details
As with any letter or email that would you like to receive, be polite. Making a point or disagreeing with someone, does not mean being nasty. Have your facts straight - or if you are asking a question, have the facts that the person needs in order to provide an answer.
Like everything the more practice you get, the better your letters and emails will get.
So get writing!
Like media releases, there is a formula to writing successful letters to newspapers and magazines.
If you are really wanting change, and cannot see anyway forward, a petition may be the answer. You can petition local or regional Councils on matters, most agencies, and parliament.
Write A Letter or Email
One of the biggest things you can do to ensure the future of horse riding in this country is to take 5 or 10 minutes from your day, and write a letter or email to an official. It doesn't matter whether you want to choose a pet peeve, or just write to tell them about the many wonderful benefits of horse riding for health or economic benefits. Every elected official knows that for every one person who takes the time to write to them, there are thousands who think the same but don't write. So if they start getting regular correspondence about equine matters, they will take note.
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