Engaging with local democracy can enable you to influence how things are run in your local area. You can do this by contacting your local councillor or MP, by making sure you are registered to vote and, when its election time, casting your vote.
Taking part in a consultation enables you to influence decisions in your local area. You can access and participate in a wide range of public consultations by visiting our consultation portal.
If you or your organisation need to carry out a public consultation there are lots of resources to help you get the most out of it.
Attend meetings about your area
Each neighbourhood holds regular PACT (Partners and Community Together) meetings. These are an opportunity to talk to the people providing your local services.
Details of your next local PACT meeting are available on your neighbourhood webpages
Keep up to date with events, ask questions and post feedback on Facebook and Twitter or visit the Facebook pages for your local area