Your Voice Your Town

Last year, almost 1,000 residents took part in Your Voice, Your Town engagement events that encouraged local people to be more involved in the decisions that are made about where they live.

Conversations took place in all seven towns in the borough. Council officers also attended more than 32 events and workshops co-hosted by community groups to reach out to residents in settings where they felt most comfortable sharing their thoughts. The events were designed to include residents who do not usually engage with the council, such as parents and carers, people who do not speak English as a first language and young people (18 to 25 years old).

The community engagement team worked alongside voluntary, community and faith groups as well as places of education to ask residents how they want to engage with the council about improving their neighbourhood, by asking:

  • how are people involved in their local community
  • what issues are important to them
  • how do people prefer to connect with the council

Findings

There was boroughwide support for residents to be able to connect with the council in lots of different ways.

Many people are already engaged in their community including faith groups, sports and social activity, and most residents said they wanted to engage with the council to improve their local area. However, a third of people surveyed said they lacked confidence in the council’s ability to improve their local community and it needed to be clearer about why getting involved is a good thing for people. Residents also said there should be lots of ways for people to take part. Read more about what people said in your local town.   

Events - coming soon

Starting in May 2024, the council will hold 7 events, one in each town, to ask residents to look at information gathered through last year’s engagement and make new plans for working together with the council.

This is an opportunity to develop new ways for people to talk to the council in local venues at times that fit around their busy lives. People can share their ideas and suggestions for what they would like to see more of in their community and how they can help to make it happen.

The events will celebrate the diversity and culture of each town, with representation from local community, voluntary and faith groups that are doing wonderful things in their neighbourhood to support people in different ways.

Local groups will host activities, such as gardening, art and crafts, sports and exercise, music, cooking and mentoring young people, to residents to showcase what’s happening in their area.

The events are a great opportunity for residents to meet neighbours, learn something new about their local town and sign up for community activities.

The events are:

  • Greenford: Sunday 12 May 3pm to 5pm at All Hallows Church, 72 Horsenden Lane North, Greenford UB6 0PD 
  • Ealing: Wednesday 15 May, 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Christ the Saviour School New Hall; Ealing Broadway W5 2AA 
  • Northolt: Saturday 18 May, 11am to 1pm at Viking Community Centre, Radcliffe Way, Northolt UB5 6HW    
  • Southall: Saturday 18 May, 3pm to 5pm at Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall UB2 4BQ 
  • Hanwell: Sunday 19 May, 2pm to 4pm at The William Hobbayne Centre, 1 Dunstan’s Road, London W7 2EY
  • Acton: Saturday 25 May, 3pm to 5pm at Community rooms 4 and 5, Everyone Active Acton Centre, High Street, Acton W3 6NE
  • The Perivale event planned on Sunday 2 June has been postponed following the announcement of July’s General Election and restrictions relating to the pre-election period. The event will be rescheduled to take place after the election

If you cannot attend an event but would like to stay in touch about any future events, workshops or meetings linked to Your Voice Your Town, please share your information by completing this form.