Communities across St Helens are being urged to take part in a consultation to help determine the long-term vision for the borough.
St Helens Borough Council is launching its initiative to get people across St Helens talking about what they think the future of the borough should look like, how they think local services could be delivered and what role local people could play in this delivery.
The consultation will also ask people about their experiences in the last few months of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can build a future that will put the borough on track to support the changing needs of its communities, some brought on by Covid.
Councillor David Baines, Leader of St Helens Borough Council, said: “From the start of this pandemic the spirit and strength of our communities has shone through. We created #StHelensTogether because by working in partnership we can achieve so much more.
“We want to harness this feeling of togetherness and build on it. My Cabinet and I are absolutely committed to striking a new relationship with our residents, businesses and community groups. One that puts more power in to their hands and enables them to work with us to help shape our services, and borough, of tomorrow.
“We are keen to listen and learn from our communities, so that we can refocus our resources in the areas that best meet the needs of our residents. Your answers will help inform what our priorities will be and by working together we will achieve our goals and unlock St Helens Borough’s full potential.
“This is your opportunity to shape the story of our borough and help write its future.”
The consultation launches on Thursday 16 July initially with an online survey. There will also be further opportunities to take part in a series of online consultation drop-ins. The consultation will run for 6 weeks until Friday 28 August.
Those completing the survey will also be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning one of three £100 high street shopping vouchers.
The online survey takes around 5-10 minutes to complete and is available here: www.sthelens.gov.uk/consultations