Involving local people, partners and other stakeholders is integral to the work of Derbyshire Dales District Council. Policies have a more lasting impact and services are more responsive to local need if influenced by those they directly affect.
The Consultation and Engagement Strategy 2014-19 [PDF 0.12MB] sets out the District Council's commitment to work with different stakeholder groups to ensure the priorities of the Council, the policies it makes and services it provides are shaped through local engagement. It also supports a core value of the District Council - 'Listening to people'.
Enabled through effective consultation and engagement, the strategy has four main objectives:
- To improve the performance of District Council services
- To develop and evaluate the District Council's policies, services and projects
- To inform the prioritisation of resources available to the District Council
- To increase dialogue with local communities to enable local delivery of services where appropriate
These objectives provide the focus for the Council's consultation and engagement activities.
The corporate Consultation and Engagement Plan for 2014/15 is included in Annex 1 and a Guide to Consultation and Engagement included in Annex 2.