New walk-in ses­sions for Wer­ring­ton res­i­dents

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

WER­RING­TON Neigh­bour­hood Coun­cil is to host a new monthly se­ries of walk-in com­mu­nity en­gage­ment ses­sions.

They will launch the first of the ses­sions at Wer­ring­ton Li­brary, in Stani­land Way, on June 12. The ses­sions will run be­tween 10.30am and noon.

They are aimed at giv­ing res­i­dents the chance to come along and dis­cuss their con­cerns about is­sues as well as their as­pi­ra­tions for the fu­ture of the com­mu­nity.

Or­gan­is­ers hope this will help as­sist Wer­ring­ton Neigh­bour­hood Coun­cil to for­mu­late its own pol­icy and ob­jec­tives.

Wer­ring­ton Neigh­bour­hood Coun­cil chair­man David Hedges said: “We don’t prom­ise that we have the so­lu­tion to ev­ery is­sue.

“But as com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion be­come higher on the agenda of both na­tional govern­ment and Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil, we are pro­vid­ing a fo­rum for res­i­dents to meet us and dis­cuss their con­cerns on a one-to-one ba­sis rather than in pub­lic.”

Fu­ture ses­sions will be held on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month and in­clude rep­re­sen­ta­tives from other lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and sup­port groups.

David Hedges stressed that Wer­ring­ton Neigh­bour­hood Coun­cil were not try­ing to re­place the work done by the lo­cal coun­cil­lors at their own surg­eries or Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s con­sul­ta­tion pro­cesses.

He added: “We are sim­ply of­fer­ing an al­ter­na­tive fo­rum.”

It is also hoped that in fu­ture vol­un­teers for the coun­cil’s var­i­ous lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal projects will also visit the ses­sions and of­fer their ser­vices.

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