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Imaginative, Sustainable Local Planning

By |2014-01-27T16:12:57+00:00January 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Safe, attractive neighbourhoods and vibrant, inclusive communities are at the heart of local life. Local planning services work best when they are designed around communities, where people can identify their particular concerns and help to plan for improvements. We need imaginative community planning with the people that live in our area – for example, young people should be involved in creating the public spaces and services that they need. Let’s focus on what’s important to us – from our local environment, to cultural and social amenities, to supporting local businesses. I Will [...]

Real Local Democracy

By |2014-01-27T16:14:31+00:00January 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Real local democracy means that local residents and groups have a meaningful say in what happens in their area and make the important choices about their community. There must be a new commitment to citizen participation at local level. In the digital age, good communication and easy access to information is a right. I Will Work For: Regular, accessible information about the work of the Council for all local residents Smart and active use of social media for information, participation and debate on local issues Consultation and engagement with children and young [...]