The ‘Let’s Talk’ roadshows are back, giving Warwickshire people a chance to tell the county council what they think is important about living, working and studying in the county.
Starting this Wednesday, in Nuneaton, the Let’s Talk Roadshows will run across the county in busy venues including shopping centres, markets, colleges and a library.
The roadshow comes to Rugby on Thursday, November 19 at the Clock Towers Shopping Centre from 1pm to 3pm.
Let’s Talk was launched two years ago when the county council was faced with more than £92 million in budget reductions over four years.
The council spoke to the public about what they would do faced with difficult budget decisions and what they felt was important for the future.
This year the council will use the roadshows to report back to public on how their views have influenced the way the council does things and how it is spending taxpayers’ money.
The council also wants to celebrate what’s best about Warwickshire by asking people what makes the county such a great place to live, work and study. When the council surveyed local people before, the best things about being in Warwickshire were:
> Countryside and parks
> Transport links
> Friendliness of the people
> Good schools
> Feeling safe
Cllr Izzi Seccombe (Cons), Leader of the Council, said: “Providing better support to business, getting back to basics and working more efficiently were just some of the issues that were important to local people last time we ran the roadshows.
“I am looking forward to reporting back to people in their communities on the progress we have made over the past two years.”
She added: “It is also important that we celebrate what makes Warwickshire such a special place to live, learn and work.”