Your views count - get involved

The Western area Community Engagement Forum is carrying out a consultation about what issues it should prioritise in the future.

The consultation will feed into the Forum's Community Development Plan, which identifies the areas it will focus on, and is due to be updated. 

Chair of the Western Partnership Board, Andy Pound, said, "This is your chance to have your say about the issues that are important to you and the place where you live. We would like your opinion about the key themes and issues you would like us to focus on."

The Forum is a collaboration between a range of partners including the district council, county council, town council, parish councils, police, fire and rescue service, local businesses and community groups who work with individual residents. 

The Western Area CEF started in April 2010 and covers a large rural area including the following parishes: Birkin, Brotherton, Burton Salmon, Byram, Fairburn, Hillam, Lumby, Monk Fryston, Newthorpe, Sherburn in Elmet and South Milford.

The Forum holds regular community meetings which give you a chance to speak directly to the people who deliver your local services, for example, policing, street cleaning and road safety. 

Take part in the survey here.

Pictured above are volunteers at the Peter Pan Nursery charity shop. The shop was supported by the Western CEF when it was refurbished to boost its fundraising for the pre-school nursery for children with additional needs including disabilities, illness, learning difficulties and behavioural issues.