Worcestershire County Council is inviting all residents to go online and use the new suggestions page www.worcestershire.gov.uk/suggestions to feedback ideas for making improvements to council services and the way they are delivered.
The new online public suggestion scheme can be found on the council's website www.worcestershire.gov.uk/suggestions. Anyone without access to the internet at home can get online in any one of the Worcestershire Hubs or at one of the county's libraries.
This is the latest method of consulting with residents as part of the council's BOLD (Better Outcomes, Lean Delivery) programme in response to the financial challenges it is facing over the next few years when it expects to have to make at least £70 million of savings.
Listening to residents has been essential in providing direction for the BOLD programme. Already senior officers and councillors have undertaken a series of road shows throughout the county to meet residents and get feedback. The public suggestion scheme will take this further by providing a channel for people to go online at their convenience, at any time of day and tell the County Council what they think.
Councillor Adrian Hardman, Leader of Worcestershire County Council said: "Listening to residents and businesses is fundamental in setting the direction of the next stage of the BOLD programme. You may have an idea about how you think the County Council can improve a service or a suggestion for saving money. If you do, please let us know via our new public suggestion scheme. You never know how important your idea could be to helping shape the future of the County Council."
Councillor David Thain, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transformation and Change, said: "We don't know the solution to every problem, but we are convinced that throughout the county, there is often someone who does. I strongly encourage anyone who has an idea to post it on the new online public suggestion scheme. As with all online channels of communication, residents and businesses can access the new page at any time to suit them."
The new online suggestion page is now live and anyone who wants to post a suggestion should visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/suggestions.