Decision details

Review of the Council's Approach to Community Engagement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the award of contract for community advice services from October 2019




1.  That the vision and principles for consultation and engagement set out in paragraphs 10 and 11 of the report be approved.


2.  That it be agreed that the vision and principles outlined will inform the way in which the council works with residents throughout the borough on any matters which involve engagement and consultation.


3.  That it be noted that this is the first stage of the council’s work to develop its approach to community engagement. Following adoption of a vision and principles for community engagement, the council will continue to work collaboratively with the community to develop a thorough plan for how to uphold the vision and principles throughout every department and in all dealings with residents.


4.  That officers return to cabinet in September 2019 to present a detailed report on the council approaches. This report will outline how the council will engage across the range of community engagement tasks including statutory consultations, service reviews engagement activities, inclusion work, work to build and strengthen communities, and developing and maintaining key partnerships with the community and voluntary sector.

Report author: Kevin Fenton

Publication date: 01/05/2019

Date of decision: 30/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/04/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/05/2019

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