In order for the Council to be trusted to shape the local area, and for communities to be empowered to help shape it themselves, we are going to need to listen more carefully and give communities a greater say in their own future.
We want to find more effective ways of connecting with communities. Being visible and talking face-to-face will be vital. Providing information in a way that makes sense will be important too, as will meaningful consultation and engagement that genuinely make a difference.
We are going to need to respect and engage our local and diverse communities. Everyone’s view needs to count. We need to find more effective ways of connecting with seldom heard people. Equality of access to services, information and engagement activities will be vital, as will be reaching out to both urban and rural areas across North Northamptonshire.
We also know that we cannot do everything ourselves. To meet the challenges ahead, we are going to need to make stronger connections with the voluntary and community sector, empowering them to do the things they are often better placed to do.
- Inform and listen to our communities, giving them a greater say in their future
- Respect and engage our local and diverse communities and town and parish councils
- Empower a thriving voluntary and community sector
Last updated 17 December 2021