Biggest ever community engagement

10 Oct 2013

West Dunbartonshire Council is launching a new approach to community engagement to give local people the chance to have their say regarding their local area.

Led by the Community Planning Partnership, the neighbourhood listening events will give residents the opportunity to describe what matters most to them on a range of issues including employment; health and wellbeing, care of our elderly and the environment.

People will also be asked for their views on what's already happening in their local area and what more they would like to be involved in.

Convener of Corporate Services, Councillor Kath Ryall said: "We know we have many residents who are very active in their communities and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We would like these people to share their ideas so we can build on them and improve our communities. These listening events will be a chance to enable communities to tell us what matters most to them. By working together we hope to transform areas and kick-start the regeneration in our neighbourhoods. Firstly, we need people to come along to the meetings and share their passion and ideas and together we can discuss the issues that are a priority in our area."

Councillor Thomas Rainey, Depute Convener of Corporate Services said: "It is in everyone's interest to come along to the meetings and share their views on how to improve West Dunbartonshire. The council is fully committed to the regeneration of our communities and we can only succeed with your help. The meetings will be an informal discussion, where everyone can speak openly about what they would like to improve in their area and how the council can help to achieve it."

Full details of community engagement events are available here.