Give your views on public services in Chorley

Coun Peter Wilson at Chorley Town Hall

Coun Peter Wilson at Chorley Town Hall

0
Have your say

Residents are being given the chance to have their say on the future of public services.

Chorley Council is looking ahead as it expects public sector organisations will have to change the way they work in future due to budget cuts.

“We know change is coming and we need to act now, which is why we have been exploring the future options for public services in Chorley.”

Coun Peter Wilson

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “We know change is coming and we need to act now, which is why we have been exploring the future options for public services in Chorley.

“If we are to get things right then we, and all our partners, have to look at overhauling all the services we provide and look at different ways of doing things.

“It’s no use us doing that in isolation, we need residents to tell us what they think works well and what do they see happening in Chorley that makes them hold their head in their hands and think they could do a better job.”

Council leaders previously said one option is Chorley becoming a unitary authority.

Experts visited Chorley for a commission into the future of public services.

They provided 10 recommendations and work is continuing to explore ways of providing services across all public sector partners.

The next step is speaking to residents and the council is working with Spice, which runs the time credits scheme, to do this.

Coun Wilson said: “We will be visiting community groups, workplaces, pubs and plenty of other places to have a conversation with people about how they view public services.

“We’d also be keen to sit down with individuals and for them to tell us their own experiences of dealing with the council and other organisations.”

To have your say, call the council on 01257 515151 or get in touch via chorley.gov.uk.