Encouraging involvement

ten pledges, five years, one community

By 2016 our communities will be even more active, influencing policy makers, running services and managing facilities.

In order to meet this aim, we would expect to see an improvement in the following measures during the next five years:

  • An increase in the proportion of people who have given unpaid help to groups or organisations
  • An increase in the number of people getting involved in preparing neighbourhood plans
  • An increase in the number of people saying that they feel they can influence the decisions that affect their local area
  • An increase in the number of voluntary and community organisationsinvolved in the delivery of council services.
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Progress in 2012

    Trust for Developing Communities

    Graphic of Child Poverty

A new Local Plan for the district

A new Local Plan for the district has progressed significantly over 2012. The plan aims to create the right conditions to encourage new investment that will diversify and strengthen the local economy. The council will be formally consulting on this important plan in the Spring of 2013

Our partners

  • Canterbury District Community Alliance
  • Volunteer Centres
  • CaDVAS
  • Kent County Council
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Local Children's Trust
  • Parish Councils
  • Local Schools