Residents asked to share ideas about their local community’s future

People from across Staffordshire are being asked for their ideas on the future of their local communities.

The county council wants to hear about what community means to people, how they are helping others in their local area and to collect those great ideas about how the council can help get more people involved and improve their local areas.

This is the first survey of its kind in Staffordshire and people can have their say by visiting Let’s Talk Staffordshire, the council’s public engagement website.

Victoria Wilson, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities at Staffordshire County Council said: “Our Staffordshire communities are varied and wonderful.  They provide important connections for so many people. They’re where people support each other, care for one another, and they help people to thrive.

“We know everyone has their own ideas about what community means, how they could be changed, and how people can all do their bit to get involved with their communities.

“We want to hear your stories and ideas about how we can help you make our communities even better, so every person feels like they belong, and everyone feels like they have the opportunity to help out.”

The survey is the next phase of the council’s #DoingOurBit campaign, which launched in 2019 to get residents involved with their communities, and encouraging people to help themselves, each other, and the place that they live.  We know that things have changed since we started #DoingOurBit, and that’s why we want to continue talking with our communities to make sure we understand what matters most to people.

The information collected from the survey will help shape the development of an ambitious communities strategy for Staffordshire.  The survey is open for 12 weeks, closing at the end of January 2024, and residents completing the survey can enter a prize draw to win a family day ticket to Trentham Gardens.

People can also visit their local library and get support to complete the survey.  And for anyone who isn’t online, paper copies of the survey can be made available on request.

Tony Mullins
Tony Mullins
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