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Get involved in your community

Date: 11/08/2011           Category: Economic Development

Residents are being invited to a special event giving them the chance to have their say on issues that affect them in their community.

The listening event, designed to give people the opportunity to learn more about their local services and to have their say on what they'd like to see changed in their area, is being held especially for residents in Luton and Wayfield this Saturday, 13 August.

Representatives from a range of different agencies and services, including the council, NHS and police will all be on hand on the day to talk to residents about their community, including improvements they'd like to make and what they particularly like about the area they live in.

Covering all sorts of issues from health and education to leisure, policing and waste, residents and officers will work together to come up with key priorities for the area and an action plan to tackle these.

The event is part of a larger pilot project focused on the Luton and Wayfield area aimed at finding better ways to engage local communities and effectively tackle issues faced in their area.

With the tagline Local People, Local Solutions, the project is a joint initiative from Medway Council alongside NHS Medway, Kent Police in Medway, schools and community groups based in the area.

By working with the community and encouraging them to talk about any issues and concerns they have, the aim is to gain residents' feedback on the services they receive and how they can be improved, as well as looking at better ways to tackle issues such as anti social behaviour within a community.

The event takes place at Luton Junior School, Luton Road, ME4 5AW from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.