Community Engagement Toolkit for Town & Parish Councils

Discussions with Parish Councils in the past year showed an appetite from Parish and Town Councils to continue to work to develop and deliver services to benefit their communities. All participating councils saw themselves as having a role in supporting community managed service delivery. Attendees made it clear that support to help Parish and Town Councils deliver effective community engagement was important.

It was also recognised that there was a particular need for case study examples about local councils doing things differently and opportunities to encourage sharing of information and feedback among Parish Councils.

In response to the requests made to us by Parish and Town Councils, we have developed this toolkit to provide support and guidance to Parish and Town Councils on how to set up and deliver a number of community managed services, providing case study examples from other Parish Councils. In developing this toolkit we have also provided ideas of how to effectively plan and deliver community engagement therefore gaining support from the wider community.

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Guidance/Tools to Support Community Engagement

If you requirement further information or support please contact the Communities Team on 0116 305 7743 or email

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