Redcar_and_Cleveland_Borough_CouncilREDCAR and Cleveland residents are invited to have their say on the future of council services at a series of community workshop events taking place across the borough.

The workshops will provide local community groups, partners and the public with the opportunity to help shape what the council will look like in the future as budgets continue to shrink.

Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Cllr Sue Jeffrey said:

“We’ve already had invaluable conversations in recent years with residents as part of the Shaping Our Future programme.

“The community workshops build on this work and provide the opportunity to gain a more detailed understanding of what people value and how they would like to see the council operate in the future.

“The reality is that with less money to spend on services we need to change and it is important that our residents have the opportunity to be involved in the creation of our policies and the delivery of valued public services.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss what they think are the top five most important things the council does, the council’s best services, what the council should stop doing and what they would change.

The workshops will then discuss the financial situation facing the authority and help to develop a shared vision of the borough in 2020.

At the end of the session people will have the opportunity to participate in an exercise on what resources they would allocate to council services to gain an understanding of what is valued and seen as important.

Date Time Venue
20 April 6.00pm – 7.30pm Main Hall, Golden Boy Green, South Bank
26 April 9.30am – 11.00 am Main Hall, Sunnyfield House, Guisborough
26 April 6.00pm – 7.30pm North Skelton Village Hall
28 April 2.00pm – 3.30pm Main Hall, 25k centre, Redcar
28 April 2.00pm – 3.30pm Main Hall, Loftus Town Hall, Loftus
29 April 9.00am -10.30am Auditorium, Inspire 2 Learn, Eston