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Residents Asked for Views on Scarborough Borough

Residents Asked for Views on Scarborough Borough

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 1:12pm 7th January 2020.

Residents in Scarborough are set to be asked about their views on the borough council and what it should be focusing on in the years to come.

A survey is to be sent to everyone in the borough as part of the authority’s “Building a Better Borough” initiative, which aims to set out a new vision for Scarborough in the coming years.

Details of the consultation were revealed by council leader Cllr Steve Siddons at yesterday’s meeting of councillors at Scarborough town hall.

He told his fellow councillors that as “community leaders” they would be at the heart of the process.

He added:

“Building a Better Borough is an inclusive work program that will engage residents, businesses and key partners in shaping the future of the council and our borough.

As part of the Building a Better Borough program we will develop, together, a new vision and corporate plan of action for the council.

The starting point to this will be a large-scale public engagement program, to form the strongest and most open evidence base possible.

In the next few weeks, all residents will receive a survey asking for their views on our services and the future of the council.

This will be supported by a wide-scale public dialogue using creative channels such as the web and face-to-face engagement to shape our future actions and priorities.”

He added that he hoped the new corporate plan would “inspire” the council and that everyone in the borough would “come together to support a better future”.

The program includes commitments to provide better homes, jobs and opportunities for the people of the borough.


There are 4 comments on this page.

zara, on 7th January 2020 2:58pm
homes, jobs and opportunities - great what about the back up services to support them? You know those pesky little things like doctors dentists and schools! Not to mention the ever decreasing services offered by Scarborough Hospital - thanks to York NHS board.
JohnfromScarborough, on 7th January 2020 6:23pm
Here is my opening response to the consultation exercise -ensure that schools teach UK English and not American spellings such as program.
Peter croft, on 8th January 2020 9:55am
Residents in Scarborough are being asked what they think of the borough?
What about all the other residents of the borough such as Filey, whitby and everyone in between, will they get a chance to give their opinion
JohnfromScarborough, on 8th January 2020 6:26pm
In reply to Peter Croft -surely the rest of the article makes it clear that the answer to your question is yes.

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