One of our strong communities promises this year is to get councillors and officers out to meet residents and businesses through our Meet Your Council programme of ward visits and attending community events. We are encouraging all councillors to do at least one visit during their term of office.
Following an initial pilot in 2012/13, this will be the fourth full year that we’ve run the programme. This report provides a short progress update including details of the visits that have taken place, what’s worked well, things we could do differently and issues that we are following up.
The aims of our meet your council programme are
- For all councillors to engage, face to face, with a diverse cross section of people in their wards in informal settings.
- To help increase the visibility and accessibility of councillors in their wards.
- To listen to communities, improve our understanding of issues in each ward and support communities in finding solutions to problems.
- To meet people that we might not otherwise.
The visits were also an opportunity to explain to residents what we're doing in their area.
Click here to view the latest Meet your council programme update report. It looks at what we did and some of the issues raised by residents and businesses during ward visits. It provides an assessment of what worked well, what didn't work so well and what we could do differently in the future. The report includes examples of some of the outcomes from the Meet your council programme and concludes with plans for the programme going forward.
The next visit to take place will be Evesham North ward on 29 April 2016 at 10am-12.30pm. Councillors Jo Sandalls and Robert Rapheal will be holding a drop in session at the Red Cross Centre, Briar Close, Evesham.
For more details contact Tracy Perkins, Localism and Communities Officer on 01386 565517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org