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The Future Rutland Conversation: Have your say on Rutland's Future

Date Published: 01 April 2021

From Thursday 1 April, Rutland County Council will be launching the Future Rutland Conversation, a new community engagement campaign designed to capture people’s views and aspiration for the county’s future. 

Everyone’s voice counts, from those who live and work in Rutland to businesses and visitors to the county. Over the eight-week engagement period, Rutland County Council will be having meaningful conversations with people right across Rutland on their views on a whole range of different topics – including the environment, health and wellbeing and leisure. The aim of the Future Rutland Conversation is to find out what matters most to the lives of the people of Rutland and what they see for the future of the county. 

“The Future Rutland Conversation will be focussed on those who live in, work in, visit or own a business in Rutland. We want to hear from as many different communities and people as possible because we want views from people at all different life stages. “The Future Rutland Conversation is about better understanding what people want from their lives in Rutland and setting a vision for the entire county based on people’s aspirations for the future.”Leader of Rutland County Council, Cllr Oliver Hemsley

As part of the engagement, Rutland County Council will be launching a new online engagement platform and hosting a series of virtual conversations, which are open to everyone. They will be hosted by Independent Facilitator, Michael Maynard and there will be the opportunity to have a conversation with the Leader of the Council, Cllr Hemsley and the Chief Executive, Mark Andrews. The views collected during the engagement will inform the vision and aspirations for the county and future council strategies and policies. Past engagement work will also be fed into the conversations. 

All members of a household are encouraged to take part in the Future Rutland Conversation. Surveys hosted through the website should be completed by individuals rather than as a household. There are even activities and opportunities for children and young people to provide their views and aspirations for the county’s future. 

Information on how to sign up and take part in the conversation can be found at: www.rutland.gov.uk/futurerutland from Thursday 1 April.

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