Guide Community engagement guide for managers

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1. Introduction

In this guide, engagement means all the ways in which we enable people to give their views to influence and be involved in council decisions, services, and performance checks. This document explains how we will engage across all of our activities, ensuring opportunities to work with our partners on these activities are taken whenever possible.

To develop services we wish to engage with all the communities we serve, our partners and other local organisations - such as the voluntary and community sector, health, police and fire services, and other councils and agencies.

We have adopted widely recognised engagement values, shown in the Involving People diagram. We hope that by adopting this guide our partners and other local organisations may work together to use a common approach.

This engagement guide links to our Council Plan. For us to support East Devon effectively we must engage with the people of East Devon.