From: Communities Strategy Consultation <>
Date: 21 January 2019 at 15:26:00 GMT
Subject:Communities Strategy Consultation - have your say

Dear Town and Parish Council,

We would like to hear your views on our consultation version of our Communities Strategy.

This strategy sets out our vision for the type of future we want to develop with communities and stakeholders, and provides the foundations of what’s needed to achieve it.  We want to continue to deliver high quality services that are valued by our communities, and we must be realistic that this means operating in different ways than we have before. The focus of this strategy is to create the right conditions for communities to work, as well as bringing volunteers, community leaders and publicly funded services together to plan and provide support for each other in the most sustainable way.

The consultation document sets out a number of “ambitions”, high level commitments which have been informed by the views of a wide range of partners, local and national evidence from a range of different sources and by the views of communities who are keen to share their insights into the relationships they share with the councils. The document also includes a summary of key issues. These include how we can develop and build stronger relationships with local communities and partners and how we empower those who want to do more for themselves. The responses to this consultation will help to shape how we respond to the key issues within our final Communities Strategy.

To take part, simply click the button below to fill out our short survey. Our consultation will be open from 21 January and will close on 1 March 2019.

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With kind regards,

Tom Barker

Assistant Director- Planning and Communities

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils – Working Together