In East Staffordshire there are a number of ways that you can become actively involved in your community and really make a difference.
Neighbourhood Forums - The main priority for the Forums is to identify local priorities and monitor the delivery of the Neighbourhood Action Plans. The Forums provide you with the opportunity to resolve problems that are affecting your local area. Partner organisations can be invited along to give information on local services. If you are interested in becoming a member of your local Forum then please complete the expression of interest form below:
Furthermore, residents attending the forum can be elected chair by the members of the forum and are responsible for representing your area on the Local Strategic Partnership.
Should you wish to know more or want to join your local forum contact your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator using the form below or email email@example.com or call us on 01283 508037
Expression of interest form
This is an opportunity for you to keep an eye on your neighbourhood and report issues simply and immediately. We offer the facility for you to text or email in your concerns and we will feedback to you with an answer or progress. The text is a standard rate charge so is included in any text bundle you may have with your mobile phone.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01283 508037
Citizens Panel- East Staffordshire Borough Council is committed to listening to local residents and you can have your say about the way services are delivered by joining ‘Viewpoints’, the Council’s Citizens’ Panel. Viewpoints is a ‘mini East Staffs’ with people on the panel reflecting the wider community, giving their views on the delivery of services and other issues such as crime and health. All you need to do is complete about four surveys a year, which will only take about 10 to 20 minutes of your time.
If you are interested in joining our Citizens panel please contact Alison Gardiner on 01283 508685
Neighbourhood Watch- Neighbourhood Watch aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime through a shared awareness between Police and local residents of community problems. There are currently more than 4,000 Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in Staffordshire, co-ordinated by local residents and supported by Staffordshire Police. Watch members pass on information about anything suspicious and in return, the force sends messages through the Online Watch Link (OWL) to schemes alerting residents of suspected criminal activity in their area.
If you are interested in joining Neighbourhood Watch please contact Dave Jones, East Staffs Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator on 01785 238243 or email him on email@example.com
East Staffordshire CVS- Opportunities for getting involved in your local community are endless, and East Staffordshire CVS have access to a wide number of community groups that you maybe interested in joining. The groups are open to people from all backgrounds
For more information please contact Sally Walkley, Development Officer on 01283 543414
Speedwatch - The schemes are now coordinated through the Safer Roads Partnership in Stafford. They are the people who oversee the camera safety vans and the fixed cameras.
The benefits of this are as follows
For more information see http://www.staffssaferroads.co.uk/my-community/community-speedwatch or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are schemes in Abbots Bromley, Barton under Needwood, Brizlincote, Newborough, Rangemore and Anslow.