Camborne Town Council is working to improve how it consults and engages with communities in the parish. We believe engagement is vital to providing accessible, cost effective services that meet community needs. The Council is committed to improving how it consults and involves residents and stakeholders to ensure their views are used when making decisions to provide, develop and improve services.
Current consultation and engagement activities
Camborne Town Council currently facilities community engagement in the following ways:
• Public participation in Council meetings.
• The Council’s website
• Regular newsletters
• Press releases
• Noticeboards in prominent locations throughout the parish
• Visiting sites and consulting neighbours on planning applications
• Provision of the Town square and its electricity supply for markets and community events.
• Lease agreement for management of allotments
• Councillors are representatives on 22 external bodies which range from the Chamber of Commerce to The Spinney Doorstep Green.
• The Council offices are located in the town centre and open Monday to Friday.
• On-line consultation through the website
• Surveys delivered to all households in the parish.
• Event days/workshops
• Joint working with community groups and individuals on specific projects e.g. the Christmas Lantern Parade, the Community Toilet Scheme.
Aims and Objectives
• To improve the quality of consultation and community engagement so that residents and stakeholders can effectively influence decisions;
• To use what people say to provide, develop and improve services that meet the needs of communities in the Camborne parish;
• To provide a co-ordinated approach to consultation and community engagement;
• To achieve value for money in our consultation and engagement activities.
• To use different ways of consulting, ranging from traditional methods to new and imaginative approaches to reach all sections of the community, including those who are often ‘hard to reach’.
• To be honest and realistic with people about our limitations. We will not always be able to do as people wish as we have only a limited amount of money to spend each year and also need to fulfil statutory requirements.
• To listen to what people say and ensure feedback to participants about the outcomes of consultation and engagement.