Who do we consult with?
We consult with residents, specific service users, businesses, user groups (such as disabled people or ethnic minority groups), local area groups, individual local communities or various third party and representative bodies.
The wide range of groups we consult with means that we can gather more information to help influence decisions and developments more appropriately.
How do we consult?
We use a number of different methods of consultation. These include both small and large scale surveys, forums, focus groups and market research. Our Area Forums are now well established, and include regular presentations from service providers and other partners.
We also hold special meetings when required to discuss specific local issues such as regeneration proposals or issues of local concern that may arise.