Following the launch of the engagement website for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community, volunteers are now being recruited for two community groups: The Community Liaison Group and The Youth Liaison Group.
As outlined in the Garden Community Engagement and Consultation Strategy the two community groups will form an important part of the engagement process. Both groups will have a role in learning more about the Garden Community as it progresses, contribute to the decisions being made, contribute ideas, and give their views on how to keep the engagement interesting and suitable for everyone.
The Youth Liaison Group is specifically for people aged 18-25 years old, with the Community Liaison Group for anyone aged 26 and over. For both groups people from all kinds of backgrounds, circumstances and experiences are invited to apply.
Cllr Tony Ball, Chairman of the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Member Group said “We really need the ideas and input from local people as we develop the policies and vision for this Garden Community over the coming years. We are not looking for planning experts – we want real people with a passion for their community now, and in the future”.
Cllr Carlo Guglielmi, the Tendring representative for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Member Group said “This is a great opportunity to learn more about the proposals for the Garden Community and to help shape something great for generations to come. The time commitment needed is not high and with the benefits of digital meetings, being part of either group will be easy”.
Cllr David King, the Colchester representative for the Tendring Colchester Borders Garden Community Member Group said “These groups, made up of local people, will give us invaluable insight into what really matters to people as they think of life for their children and their children’s children. We really do want people who genuinely have a passion for the community and a desire to share their ideas – no expertise is needed”.
Applications are now open and will close on Wednesday 7th April. Anyone interested must live in the CO postcode area and will be asked to fill out a short application form expressing their interest.
The recruitment process is being supported by an independent agency, Community Regen. Further information about the groups, and how to apply, is available at talk.tcbgardencommunity.co.uk