IM­POR­TANT Coun­cil de­ci­sions hear? want to

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The Coun­cil makes de­ci­sions for the com­mu­nity on a wide range of is­sues, pro­vides a lot of in­for­ma­tion about what it does and asks for feed­back in many ways. Help­ing to nd a bal­ance in all of this is the pur­pose of the pro­posed Signi cance and En­gage­ment Pol­icy, out for com­ment in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber, says Mayor Nick Leggett. “Peo­ple need to be able to nd out about what mat­ters to them and to have an op­por­tu­nity to give feed­back be­fore a de­ci­sion is made. Be­cause of the wide range of is­sues we deal with, there has to be a bal­ance be­tween the signi cance or im­por­tance of a de­ci­sion and the level of en­gage­ment with peo­ple who might be in­ter­ested,” he says. The pol­icy de­scribes the cri­te­ria for de­ci­sion-mak­ing, in­clud­ing cost, com­mu­nity in­ter­est and lev­els of ser­vice, and the tools that should be used, such as so­cial me­dia, news­pa­per no­tices and ar­ti­cles, and hear­ings. We’d like to hear your views be­fore De­cem­ber 12 and are mak­ing it as easy as pos­si­ble for you to com­ment. Sim­ply visit the Coun­cil web­site www. and search the key word SEP. In­for­ma­tion is also available at li­braries and the front counter of the Coun­cil’s Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing.

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