‘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.
‘Your Say‘ – Our 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 the right opportunities for you to participate and feed in your views, our decisions will become increasingly more sensitive and responsive to your needs and concerns.
How can you Participate? – You can have a say and participate in several 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, for example, the Neighbourhood Plan which has been gathering responses during different phases of the exercise. 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.
On-line Survey – 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.