Connected Communities Consultation | Voluntary Community & Faith Groups - Workshop 1
Members of Bexley's voluntary, community and faith groups and sport clubs are invited to join us at this interactive workshop - one of two workshops we are holding with the local voluntary community sector - through which you will have the opportunity to provide in-depth feedback on Bexley's draft Connected Communities strategy, as well as its action plan and support package.
Bexley's draft Connected Communities strategy has been developed over the past year, in close conversation with Bexley’s residents, local volunteers, local businesses, faith groups, community groups and charities.
The strategy sets out how the Council intends to involve local people, community groups and businesses more in shaping communities and solutions to local challenges and outlines how, over the next four years we want to:
Encourage and equip local people to take part in civic life, to influence decisions and local priorities and shape the place where they live.
Cut red tape for residents who want to get on and be active in their community.
Build positive relationships across the public, private and voluntary community sector enabling grassroots citizen networks to identify shared goals and unlock untapped resource.
Develop people’s skills, knowledge and confidence in responding to local issues and engaging with public sector bodies – and instil the knowledge that they can make a difference.
We believe that by doing this, we can build stronger and more supportive, cohesive, healthy and successful communities in Bexley, together.
We share with you now, where we have got to with the draft, to test our vision and approach with local people and businesses and hear your ideas on how we can work more closely together to deal with the challenges we all face.
In addition to attending this workshop, you can shape this work further by:
Completing the survey online or pick it up from your local library
Bringing together your family and friends, neighbours, sports teams and community groups and conduct a discussion group at your own convenience by downloading the Consultation toolkit guidance and feedback form and the Consultation toolkit worksheets
Come along to one of our informal pop up events for a chat about the strategy and what it means to you
To download the strategy, and for more information on the consultation click here. For more information, please contact Y29tbXVuaXR5cGFydG5lcnNoaXBzIHwgYmV4bGV5ICEgZ292ICEgdWs=.