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Success for resident engagement days

Published on Monday, 11th September 2023

Everyone Active at a Resident Engagement in Riversley Park, Nuneaton
Everyone Active at a Resident Engagement in Riversley Park, Nuneaton

A pair of resident engagement days organised by Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council proved to be a big hit.

The events took place in Bailey Park in Bedworth and Riversley Park in Nuneaton last month, and more than 150 residents of all ages attended, with organisers delighted with the turnout.

As well as giving residents a platform to share any concerns, the engagement days provided a chance for people to get know their neighbours and meet official community representatives.

Local Tenancy Management Officers attended, along with a range of community representatives including Financial Inclusion Services, Citizens Advice, The Prince’s Trust, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and the Family Information Service.

Casey Frampton, Prince's Trust Programme Coordinator, said:

“The events were hugely successful for us in terms of making new networks and connections.

“These will hugely benefit the young people we work with, and also meeting some young people who may be interested in the programme.

“The event was really well organised and had a really lovely atmosphere, we look forward to attending more in the future.’’

Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, said:

“Resident engagement days are an essential component of community development, giving people the chance to actively participate in shaping their communities and neighbourhoods.

“These events offer lots of benefits, including being able to speak directly to council officers, Police Community Support Officers, Citizens Advice, and the Family Information Service.

“I know the time of day these were held wasn’t suitable for everyone, but these were the first two we were trialling and we’ll be looking to do more at different times to widen our reach.

“Through resident involvement days we can improve communities and enhance positive outcomes such as increased safety, improved amenities, and increased overall well-being.

“They also provide a platform for residents to voice any concerns, share ideas, and collaborate on initiatives that lead to more vibrant and thriving neighbourhoods building stronger communities where residents are not just inhabitants but contributors to the improvements of their surroundings.’’

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