Celebrating Local Democracy Week 2014 with ways to have your say, part 1

Published Thursday, 16 October 2014

East Northamptonshire Council is marking Local Democracy Week 13-19 October with a wealth of information.

Today is all about having your say through council consultations.

East Northamptonshire Council regularly consults with residents and stakeholders to find out what people think about council services and issues. The consultation procedure allows local people to join in on the decision making process, have more control over the services the council delivers and get involved in monitoring those services, too.

When making significant choices about local public services, the council strives to keep residents informed, listen to and acknowledge their concerns and provide feedback on how public input has influenced the final decision.

East Northamptonshire Council Leader, Steven North, said:

“We value the opinions of our residents as they help us to provide the best possible council services. I actively support and encourage involvement from communities to make sure they take up every opportunity to express their thoughts and concerns. Our consultations are a way for us to listen to local people’s views and that is why they are so important.”

To find out more about why and how we consult, visit: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/consultation

To round up Local Democracy Week 2014, East Northamptonshire Council will explain how to submit a petition.

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