Community Engagement and Consultation Strategy 2021-2024

Consultation has concluded

Before we finalise the Community Engagement and Consultation strategy, we are asking:

  • BCP residents
  • BCP Staff
  • BCP Elected Members
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Community and Voluntary Sector organisations
  • Public Sector Organisation
  • Businesses
  • other stakeholders

to view the draft strategy and delivery plan and provide us with any final feedback.

Please have a read through the full draft strategy, a summary version and our delivery plan and complete the feedback form. We will read through your comments and use them to check we have the right approach and make changes to anything we haven't got quite right or missed.

In January 2020, we launched a consultation across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, seeking resident and stakeholder views on draft principles to inform the development of the Community Engagement and Consultation Strategy. BCP Council is committed to asking everyone with an interest in the services that the Council provides (including residents, community groups, partners, and staff) to consider proposals and share views so that they can be examined when the council makes decisions.

During our first consultation you told us....

  • You are in agreement with our draft principles, so we have adopted these to form our strategy
  • 56% of respondents said that you would prefer to get involved in council decisions affecting the local area by taking part online, so we have established this new digital hub and will continue to explore different ways of digitally engaging with our communities
  • Just under half respondents would prefer paper copies of surveys, whilst it is hoped that more people will start to engage with the council using online engagement methods, paper questionnaires and consultation material will always be available on request. We have also established a 'have your say' points in our libraries.
  • When asked what type of meetings would work in the local area, neighbourhood /area forums and safer neighbourhood meetings were the most preferred style of meetings. This will form the basis of a range of diverse ways the council wants to engage and consult with our communities. Area/neighbourhood forums will form a key approach allowing us to build on all the work that has been done in communities by those communities to support each other during the pandemic.

These are some examples of how we have used your views to write our draft strategy please see the full consultation report to the right of this page.

If you require a hard copy of any of the documents, please contact insight@bcpcouncil.gov.uk and we will send you a hard copy of the information. This may take longer than usual as we are working remotely.

Before we finalise the Community Engagement and Consultation strategy, we are asking:

  • BCP residents
  • BCP Staff
  • BCP Elected Members
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Community and Voluntary Sector organisations
  • Public Sector Organisation
  • Businesses
  • other stakeholders

to view the draft strategy and delivery plan and provide us with any final feedback.

Please have a read through the full draft strategy, a summary version and our delivery plan and complete the feedback form. We will read through your comments and use them to check we have the right approach and make changes to anything we haven't got quite right or missed.

In January 2020, we launched a consultation across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, seeking resident and stakeholder views on draft principles to inform the development of the Community Engagement and Consultation Strategy. BCP Council is committed to asking everyone with an interest in the services that the Council provides (including residents, community groups, partners, and staff) to consider proposals and share views so that they can be examined when the council makes decisions.

During our first consultation you told us....

  • You are in agreement with our draft principles, so we have adopted these to form our strategy
  • 56% of respondents said that you would prefer to get involved in council decisions affecting the local area by taking part online, so we have established this new digital hub and will continue to explore different ways of digitally engaging with our communities
  • Just under half respondents would prefer paper copies of surveys, whilst it is hoped that more people will start to engage with the council using online engagement methods, paper questionnaires and consultation material will always be available on request. We have also established a 'have your say' points in our libraries.
  • When asked what type of meetings would work in the local area, neighbourhood /area forums and safer neighbourhood meetings were the most preferred style of meetings. This will form the basis of a range of diverse ways the council wants to engage and consult with our communities. Area/neighbourhood forums will form a key approach allowing us to build on all the work that has been done in communities by those communities to support each other during the pandemic.

These are some examples of how we have used your views to write our draft strategy please see the full consultation report to the right of this page.

If you require a hard copy of any of the documents, please contact insight@bcpcouncil.gov.uk and we will send you a hard copy of the information. This may take longer than usual as we are working remotely.