Thursday, February 09, 2006

A hamper for your views?

A couple of years ago I responded to a survey to help inform central government about what people want from their parish council.

Results are at
www.countryside.gov.uk/Images/ukvillages_tcm2-18615.pdf

Two years on and UKVillages.co.uk are working with The Commission for
Rural Communities (part of the Countryside Agency) and the National Association of Local Councils to find out if views have changed.

Anyone who responds to their latest survey gets the chance of winning a £200 hamper of British goodies.

You can enter at
www.ukvillages.co.uk/parishsurvey

In my view, vibrant parish councils can provide the lifeblood of any local community...as an example look no further than our very own Deeping St James Parish Council which has been strengthened beyond recognition in the past decade through improving accountability, openness and delivering better value-for-money services needed in the village.

Let me know if you win the hamper!

1 comment:

Mark said...

A couple of years ago I went to a UKVillages day conference celebrating their second anniversary. I came away with a goody bag of British produce: not £200-worth, but including a bottle of Black Sheep Ale which was worth the trip alone!

Deeping St James is one of the busiest pages on UKVillages.co.uk and if you're in business or represent a local community group it is well worth getting listed on it (free of charge) for you will then appear automatically on the Parish Council site, too.