A CAMPAIGN group may enter candidates in next year’s council elections.
Open Up Runcorn (OUR) made the proposal after a meeting on Saturday.
Group spokesman Conn O’Dwyer said it hopes to be able to put forward its own candidates if ‘things aren’t changing for the better.
Members elected a committee and called on talented youngsters to play their part in reviving Runcorn’s main town centres.
Mr O’Dwyer appealed for young artists and musicians to contact OUR to help promote the group’s aims.
OUR, which elected 19 committee members on Saturday, is also moving its base to The Chambers bar on High Street, where it is to hold fundraising events.
Other venues have also been called on to host fundraising and social events.
Mr O’Dwyer started OUR as a campaign group on the website Facebook for disgruntled residents who want regeneration in Halton Lea and Runcorn town centre.
Last week it met councillors to hear their visions for the shopping districts.
Halton parliamentary candidate Derek Twigg has also agreed to hold a meeting after the General Election with politicians and residents to discuss development issues.
Mr O’Dwyer said: “We are not aligned to any political party and we will not put up with them playing a game of football with our lives, children’s future and much beloved town.
“It saddens us to think the current generation has already missed out on enjoying Runcorn.”
He added: “Hopefully this time next year we will have united the community and will be able to put forward our own candidates in the council elections.
“We could be seeing a change in the political status quo.”