“Let’s talk Newcastle…”
A new conversation with our city
It’s really important that you are given the opportunity to have your say about council priorities, and how we spend our money, helping us to take your views and those of the wider community into account.
We want to change the way we currently do this, and use the ideas and enthusiasm of local people who really want to make a difference. That’s why we’re launching ‘Let’s talk Newcastle’.
Let’s talk Newcastle involves a range of activities that will take place across all wards in the city. These will allow more coordinated conversations to take place at all levels, which ultimately link the things local people raise, with the big policy decisions we take.
Let's talk Newcastle was officially launched Tuesday 12 July. View the Leader of the Council, Cllr Nick Forbes' speech from the launch event (pdf, 73Kb)
Let's talk Newcastle online
We are currently in the process of implementing an online community engagement tool which will allow you to have your say online. To join the conversation online, register now on www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk.
There are four types of activities taking place:
Talkabout - will allow us to have conversations with you about what you think our future priorities should be.
Walkabout - will include visits to communities and local services, to find out what the local issues are.
Thinkabout - will give us the opportunity to gather information and advice from people about the strategic issues we face as a council.
Decideabout - will provide local people with the opportunity to be directly involved in decision making, through ward committees and other events.
Of course, you don’t have to take part in one of these activities to talk to us. There are a number of ways you can get involved.
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