Community engagement is essential to support strong, active and inclusive communities. It is important that we understand the needs and aspirations of our local communities and listen and respond to local people.
Chesterfield Borough Council’s community engagement activities have been brought together into one overarching strategy for the Borough. As a result, we are aiming to better coordinate how we engage with our customers, citizens and communities based on our belief that:
All communities should be given the opportunity to be involved in the decisions that affect them.
All communities deserve good quality services, shaped around their needs.
Borough Council policies and strategies should reflect local priorities, requirements and aspirations.
The community engagement strategy recognises the diversity of our communities and the need to provide appropriate opportunities for customers and communities to participate and influence service delivery, decision making and policy development.
Community Engagement Strategy.pdf