‘Community Engagement’ is the cornerstone of good local governance, and an integral component in how we conduct our affairs and how we reflect the expressed needs of people living in Penrith.
Penrith Neighbourhood Development Plan Documentation– One important way to get involved in shaping the plan for the future of Penrith is to participate in the the current Regulation 14 Consultation. When you have read the relevant information, you may want to provide feedback on the draft Plan, either by completing and returning the hard copy questionnaire (which you will receive in the post) or the online questionnaire by the deadline date, 1st April, 2019.
How else can you Participate? – You can have a say and participate in many other ways, for example, having a conversation with the Mayor at open surgeries, arranging to speak at council meetings, reading information in our press releases, newsletters, on our website and social media pages, and responding to engagement and consultation exercises when these are run. You might also want to submit the name of someone whose activities help to enrich the lives of the residents of Penrith by putting their name forward for a Citizen Award.
Overall Goal of Community Engagement – Our overall goal is to ensure we engage with you in the right ways. We want to encourage more people to participate in what the Town Council does or hopes to do. We want you to have a role in decision-making and planning that affects your life, the lives of your family and other people in the local community. By providing a variety of opportunities for you to participate and feed in your views (as described above), our decisions will become increasingly more sensitive and responsive to your needs and concerns. Please do get involved.
How would you like us to engage with you? – Completing this online survey will help us streamline information procedures and it will help us select the community engagement methods you prefer or that best suit your needs.