13 December 2011

Giving as many people as possible the chance to give their feedback in ways that best suit them is central to Northamptonshire County Council’s Local Deal consultation.

The council will be kicking off a series of consultation activities over the next eight weeks and is providing a whole host of different ways for people to be able to have their say over the proposals.

As well as the traditional ways of giving feedback via petitions and mail the council is also organising a Question Time event in the New Year as well as using its Local Deal web pages at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/localdeal and its Facebook site and Twitter account to get views.

Cabinet member for Business Intelligence, Performance and Democracy Joan Kirkbride said: “We are looking to build on our very successful You Choose campaign last year which saw a huge leap of 251 per cent in the number of people taking part in our budget consultation.

“To do this we want to give a wide variety of ways for people to have their say in ways that suits them most so I hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to give their feedback.”

Consultation methods include:

  • Visit the local deal webpages to take part in the on-line survey
  • Register to take part in the Question Time event in January
  • Give views as part of the Budget Scrutiny Process
  • Tweet your comments to @mycountycouncil
  • Take part in our twitter Q&A to be advertised in January
  • Post a comment on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/mycountycouncil
  • Submit an e-petition on the council’s website
  • Write to The Local Deal, Northamptonshire County Council, County Hall, Northampton. NN1 1AN.

We are also planning sessions with customer and user groups and further details will be posted on the Local Deal webpages.