The council is part of the way through re-thinking how to best speak to local people about their towns and neighbourhoods. The aim of this work is to bring local people into the decisions that are made about the places they live – because who could be more expert about what will work in a particular place than the people who live there?
The power to improve your local area
The council wants to make sure that everyone who wants to will be able to take part in talking about their local area.
And, of course, there are times, places and types of conversation that suit some people more than others.
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Listening to you
Councillor Peter Mason, Leader of Ealing Council, said: “We know that for some people, evening meetings in crowded (or not so crowded!) halls are not an appealing or convenient way to get involved with local decisions. So we are trying something new, and we really want to hear from local people – the experts – about what would help you get involved.
All of this is so we can do something about the things that matter to people in each of our seven towns, so please do help us understand how we can support you to be part of the conversation.”
Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “The Ealing spirit and strength of our communities really shone through in our most recent residents’ survey, when a whopping 79% of residents agreed that people in their local area work together to improve it.
We want to harness some of that, and change the way the council interacts with local people to improve our borough. That’s why it’s so important to let us know what would enable you to get involved.”
Over this coming autumn and winter, the council will use the information from the survey and the conversations with residents to develop and test ideas with you and your communities and see what is most effective to help shape your towns into the places you want them to be.