Last chance to let Wrexham Council know how involved you feel with its decision making
There are just days left for members of the public to have their say on “how involved” they feel in Wrexham Council’s decision making process.
Over the last few months the local authority has been asking residents across the county borough how they feel council services are designed and whether they feel like they can participate in decisions.
It features as part of Wrexham’s ‘Involvement Strategy 2022-2027’, which outlines how the council aims to create a Wrexham where “everyone feels they can get involved to influence the planning and delivery of services.”
This will be achieved, Wrexham Council says by “involving people using variations of three methods, as appropriate; these are consultation, engagement and co-production.”
As part of the consultation process, residents are asked whether they agree / disagree on the council’s vision for better involvement.
Participants are also asked to what extent they agree or disagree with the dictionary definition of the terms consultation, engagement and co-production.
The consultation, which ends on October 4, also outlines it will achieve the three above aims.
This would be by:
- Ensure that it consults on the right things, in the right ways, at the right times, with the right people.
- Ensure that consultations across the organisation are conducted to a consistently high standard.
- Ensure that consultation findings are considered, and used to make informed decisions at all levels.
- Ensure the council communicates honestly with people about the outcomes of their involvement.
- Ensure that there are appropriate and accessible ways for people to engage with us on issues that are important to them.
- Analyse and understand people’s views, from a range of sources, and use this information (along with other intelligence and data) to inform our decisions.
- Develop links and effective relationships with different people and communities across the county borough.
- Recognise and acknowledge the value that engagement has added to our work.
- Ensure that we work to a consistently high standard across the organisation, when co-producing services.
- Develop partnerships with relevant individuals, groups and communities, to share their knowledge and experience.
- Embed a culture of co-production across the organisation, and use this approach wherever it is appropriate.
A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “We would really like to give as many people as possible the chance to let us know, so we are giving you a little more time to tell us your thoughts.
“Wrexham Council’s Involvement Strategy is online now so please let us know what you think of it.
“If are unable to complete the consultation online, paper copies are available in Welsh and English, and in other formats or languages on request.
“You can email us at telluswhatyouthink@wrexham.
Members of the public have until Tuesday 4 October to have their say on Wrexham Council’s involvement strategy.
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