A specific Communities First Partnership Board was formed with representatives from the community (local residents), Statutory (e.g. Council representatives), and Voluntary (e.g. Citizens Advice Bureau) sectors.
The Partnership makes key decisions regarding the local community they represent, and aim to involve local people in the overall decision making process.
During the next three years of Communities First, citizen engagement will remain a vital element. A new emphasis will be placed on the Partnership to demonstrate ‘Practical Action’, in tackling Social and Economical Regeneration. The Partnership Board will aim to show evidence that they are delivering positive change by improving Income Generation, delivering Skills and Employment opportunities, tackling Child Poverty and improving Health and Well-being.
The views of local residents are vitally important in the work of Communities First so it essential that they are fully represented in the Partnership Board for Gibbonsdown and Court.