What is 'Have Your Say'?
'Have Your Say' is an opportunity for members of the local
community to raise topics of local interest with Amber Valley
Borough Council's Cabinet Members and representatives from
Derbyshire County Council and the Police.
The 'Have Your Say' events (formerly known as Local Community
Forums) currently link to the Borough Council's Cabinet meetings
and take place at various locations around the Borough, usually
commencing at 6pm.
I have an issue I want to raise - how do I go about it?
The event offers two ways for you to raise questions:
One to Ones - at the start of the event (from
6pm until 6.20pm), you have the opportunity to informally approach
the Cabinet Members at the event and ask your question or raise
your concerns individually. Your question or concerns can relate to
any matter and are dealt with directly.
General Question and Answer Session - halfway
through the event, a general question and answer session will take
place. You can ask a question on any matter by completing one of
the question sheets (to be made available at the start of the
event) and handing it to the Chairman. The Chairman will then put
your question 'to the floor' and an answer will be provided by the
Cabinet Members or partner representatives, where possible.
All questions raised during this part of the event will be
included in the Notes of the event, together with the responses
given. These Notes are then circulated to everyone who
attended (provided they have given their contact
details). Questions for this session can be submitted
in advance by completing the question form in the bottom right hand
corner of this page.
'Have Your Say' - Background Information
Local Community Forums were established in Amber Valley back in
May 2007. Notes from each of the Forums are available on this
website. In late 2010, the Local Community Forums were
re-branded as 'Have Your Say' events and were scheduled to take
place for an hour prior to each Cabinet meeting, with Cabinet
Members going 'on the road' to meet with members of the local
community at various locations throughout the Borough. Notes
from all 'Have Your Say' events are available to view on this
How do I find out more?
You can contact Amber Valley Borough Council directly on 01773
570222 or by emailing email@example.com
For additional contact details and to find out about other
Council services please go to www.ambervalley.gov.uk