New walk-in sessions for Werrington residents
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.