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Chance to have your say

Chance to have your say on council's vision for Localism

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 level.

Thhink Local in Worcestershire coverThe consultation runs until June 8 and as well as attending these meetings, people can also contribute views through an online questionnaire – available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/thinklocal. 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 provide.

"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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This page was last reviewed 8 May 2012 at 15:00.
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