Residents consulted on Peterborough City Council support for rural communities and parish councils

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Have your say

Residents can now have their say on how Peterborough City Council should support rural communities and work with parish councils across the city.

The city council is writing a Rural Vision and Parish Charter 2015, but before the charter is put to practice the council wants to hear the views of residents.

This will help ensure the charter reflects the valuable role parish councils play and that the vision serves residents from rural communities.

The Vision and Charter hopes to recognise the specific needs of rural communities, provide information and support and inform future policy and strategic decisions taken by the council.

Providing feedback as part of this consultation exercise will allow residents, parish councillors and those interested in rural matters to ensure their views are heard.

Copies of the proposed charter, feedback forms and further information is being made available in Bayard Place and Town Hall reception areas.

The council website also provides all the information needed to have your say at

Cate Harding, community capacity manager at the council, said: “Our consultation will run for 11 weeks from Monday, May 11, meaning people have plenty of time to read our plans and let us know what they think.

“We want to make it as easy as possible, so we have paper copies, a website and email address people can use to get in touch.

“Urban and rural parish councils and rural life are important to Peterborough’s wider community.

“Our new Rural Vision and Parish Charters will help us improve the way we work with and support these communities and I would therefore encourage you to have your say.”