Draft Community Assets Framework consultation

​This consultation has now closed.

Introduction

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to ensure that our communities and local residents thrive through access to the support and services they need. Community assets and provision such as community centres, libraries and green spaces, play an invaluable role in achieving this, and to ensure we get this right the council is reviewing the way in which it supports, manages and delivers its community assets and provision. This is described in the draft Community Assets Framework that sets out the Council's approach for its community assets and how it works with and supports these assets both now and proposals for the future. The framework details six key principles and supporting criteria of reviewing assets to support its delivery.

Aims of the consultation

The aim of the consultation is to provide you with an opportunity to:

  1. Give opinions on how the council proposes to manage and support its community assets both now and in the future
  2. Make suggestions on how we review our assets and how this can determine what we do in the future
  3. Give your views on how we can improve the delivery of community assets and provision.

A number of existing and already planned consultations with regards to specific community assets will be running alongside the draft community assets framework consultation. All relevant feedback will be considered for this consultation.

Your views are important

Your views are invaluable and will help us to understand the most appropriate way in which the council supports, manages and delivers its community assets and provision in the future. We will use the information that you provide to ensure that what we are proposing meets the expectations of our local residents and communities.
It may be useful when completing the questionnaire to refer to the Draft Community Assets Framework.

How to get involved

The 12 week consultation closes on 25 February 2018. There is a range of ways to express your views:

Other ways to take part

  • Email: libraries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 0300 123 8 123
  • Write to: Draft Community Assets Framework, Research and Intelligence Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE

Attend a drop-in event

Drop in and talk to us about the framework at any of the following events.

  • Thursday 7 December, 10am - 1pm at Neston Library, Parkgate Road, Neston, CH64 6QE
  • Monday 11 December, 4pm - 7pm at Ellesmere Port Library, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BG
  • Monday 18 December, 3pm - 6pm at The Venue, Lache Community Centre, Hawthorn Road, Chester, CH4 8HX
  • Tuesday 23 January, 3.30pm - 7pm at Sandiway Library, Mere Lane, Sandiway, CW8 2NS
  • Friday 26 January, 10am - 1pm at Hope Farm Library, Bridge Meadow, Ellesmere Port, CH66 2LE
  • Wednesday 31 January, 3.30pm - 6.30pm at New Images, Nixon Drive, Winsford, CW7 2HG
  • Monday 5 February, 10am - 1pm at Great Boughton Library, Green Lane, Chester, CH3 5LB
  • Tuesday 6 February, 3.30pm - 6.30pm at Wharton Library, Willow Square, Winsford, CW7 3HP
  • Saturday 10 February, 10am - 1pm at Northwich Library, Witton Street, Northwich, CW9 5DR
  • Tuesday 13 February, 3pm - 6pm at Frodsham Library, Princeway, Frodsham, WA6 6RX

How your feedback will be used

The feedback from this consultation, along with responses from other engagement activities, will inform recommendations for our community assets and provision that will form part of further comprehensive localised consultation for specific assets and provision in summer 2018.

Accessing information in other formats

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:

Please note

We welcome views from all sections of the community and would encourage everyone to take part in this consultation. Note that the Council has a responsibility to make sure that its services are available to all, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief or gender identity. Comments that are offensive to particular groups or considered inappropriate under the Equality Act 2010 will not be considered or published as part of this consultation.

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