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Today the Council launches Let’s Talk Coventry a new engagement platform that will help grow and nurture an online community of good relationships and understanding between the council and the public.
Designed to improve residents’ connections within their own communities, it is a place to encourage members of the public to sign up and engage with Coventry City Council on a variety of different subject matters. People will be about to source information on council services; take part in consultations and surveys; share ideas; and join in with discussions on forums; and find out how feedback has led to action from the Council.
For example, people now have the opportunity to have their say on how much they enjoyed this year’s Godiva Festival, they can provide comment on local issues including the Road Safety Scheme on Cheveral Avenue, as well as asking questions about Feeding Coventry and how to get involved.
Cllr. Tariq Khan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “Let’s Talk Coventry represents the start of Coventry working together as a joint up city, one Coventry.
“It is important that local communities feel empowered and that their voice matters when it comes to local decision making.
“I encourage residents to take a look at the new platform and join the conversation, that will help to make our city a better place.”
The site also hosts sophisticated methods of feeding back to partners and residents. In so doing, the platform will help inform the sensitive delivery of projects where the council and communities work together to enrich and transform shared lives in the city.
The Let’s Talk Coventry platform is officially live to the public from today. The Council hope to inspire 200 people to register in the first month, 500 people by September and 1000 by December.
Bringing people and communities together to build their knowledge on what’s going on in their city, allows them to feel that their voices are heard. As part of the Year of Wellbeing it all about empowering individuals to join a bigger conversation and feelings of connectedness.