Case study added to site: December 2018
Seeking to introduce new ways to have conversations with communities and young people. Making the meetings more informal, officers and Elected Members taking more of a back seat and encouraging communities/young people to take part in discussions.
We now have tea/coffee and biscuits at the beginning of the meeting and have a chat before the meetings begin. We now sit at round tables instead of a formal committee lay-out.
Have been working on the Community Plan (LOIP) and developing the vision for the Community Plan to be dynamic and evolving. Four key themes in the Plan developed from the strategic assessment, working with partners and officers to gain community intelligence and listening to the views of our communities and young people.
Received £500k for a pilot participatory budgeting project - had 12 weeks to use or lose the money!