Chance to have your say on council's vision for
Residents interested in finding out more about how Localism
could work in Worcestershire can attend one of a range of public
meetings being run throughout May.
Events are being held in Worcester, Pershore,
Malvern, Redditch, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove when officers and
councillors from the County Council will explain the thinking
behind the Think Local consultation, which is asking residents,
businesses, community groups and parish, town and district councils
what role they can play in delivering services on a more local
The consultation runs
until June 8 and as well as attending these meetings, people can
also contribute views through an online questionnaire – available
A Think Local document, which outlines the County Council's current
thoughts, is also available to read on the website.
Cllr John Campion, Worcestershire
County Council's Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities,
said: "I want local people, groups and businesses to get
involved during this consultation and influence the thinking around
Localism and what it might mean for us here in Worcestershire. The
Think Local document is not set in stone; instead it's our initial
thoughts on how Localism could work, how local people could play a
greater role in our communities and how we can work more closely
with partners to reduce costs and improve the services we
"At this stage it's really important that
local people engage with this consultation and let us know what
they think. They may have ideas about the types of services they
could get more involved in delivering, a community building or
other asset they could run on behalf of local people, or they might
have views on what the council could do to remove red tape and
bureaucracy which we acknowledge can sometimes stand in the way of
local people getting things done. We hope people will come and
listen to our views and then share their thoughts at a local
meeting near them, or alternatively take a couple of minutes to
complete a questionnaire."
A full list of event times and venues is
available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/thinklocal.
Anyone wishing to attend needs to register their interest in
advance of the meeting, details of how to do this are also
available on the Think Local webpage.
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