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Hampton and The Villages
RESIDENTS can have their say on community issues at a community council meeting taking place later this month.
Orton with Hampton Neighbourhood Council will meet at the Deafblind UK headquarters at Cygnet Park, Hampton, at 7pm on June 29.
All residents are invited to attend the meeting and Peterborough City Council leader, councillor Marco Cereste is encouraging members of the public, business people and community groups to get involved.
He said: “Neighbourhood councils are becoming well established in the city and they provide a great opportunity for people to get involved in their community.
“This is their chance to have their say on what they think should be the priorities for the area.”
The city’s seven neighbourhood councils were launched in October 2009 and were proclaimed as “the dawn of a new era for local democracy” by giving residents a greater say in how money is spent and services are delivered.
The fourth round of meetings will see individual agendas that are tailored to the needs of the specific council areas.
Previous topics discussed have included the need for facilities for young people in the area and the need for a pedestrian crossing on Oundle Road.
There will also be an open forum for residents to raise their concerns.
For more information about the meetings or when they take place, visit www.peterborough.gov.uk