How can you have your say
The council is keen to hear what residents think of its services, its plans and the issues that affect them.
Here’s a guide to some of the ways you can get involved.
Get in touch with your local councillor
Councillors can help you with any problems you are having with local services. To find out which councillor represents you area, you may have up to three depending on the size of the ward you live in, take a look at our webpage on borough councillors.
Ask questions at a council meeting
The council has a public participation scheme to give you the opportunity to question the people who make the local decisions that affect you at the beginning of council and committee meetings. For more information, take a look at the document Public participation at Cabinet and Committee.
There are special arrangements for those speaking on planning applications at Development Control Committee. For more information call 01256 844844.
Start a petition
If there is an issue in your area that you and other people in your community would like to raise with the council you can start a petition.
- Find out how to start a new petition
- Coming soon - find out about petitions already submitted
- By the end of the year you will also be able to submit petitions online
Give your views
We consult with our residents and communities regularly to find out their views to help councillors make decisions about our services
Get involved in your community
You can join a forum or a representative group
Have your say