Join the Big City Conversation: Have your say on local issues
Want to have a say on the local issues that matter to you? The Big City Conversation is happening and everyone’s invited to get involved!
What’s it all about?
In October 2019, Sheffield city council organised open-to-all events at the Moor Market, Town Hall and on the Supertram designed to encourage feedback from residents on all things Sheffield. People who attended gave their views and provided suggestions on a wide range of local matters such as public transport, housing, activities for young people, and how they want to get involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhoods.
The Big City Conversation is about carrying that momentum forward; it’s an opportunity to talk about our city’s democracy, how decisions are made and most importantly, how the voices of Sheffielders make and shape those decisions. The council want to hear from as many people as possible, of all ages and backgrounds, from every part of the Steel City, about the issues that affect you and your communities.
How to have your say
It’s simple. The Big City Conversation survey is accessible online at www.sheffield.gov.uk/bigcityconversation – where you can provide direct feedback and suggestions to the council. If internet access is an issue, there’s a feedback box situated inside the Town Hall where you can submit any concerns, praises or general points you’d like to raise.
Following the General Election on 12 December, there will be a number of community-based activities and events taking place right across the city where you’ll be invited to have your say in person. Keep an eye on www.sheffield.gov.uk/bigcityconversation and @SheffCouncil for updates.
Through increased engagement and dialogue with the Sheffield public, the council hope to develop a model of democratic, accountable decision-making and public engagement that is designed in and works for the city. But it’s about more than just who makes decisions; it’s about learning what matters to Sheffielders in neighbourhoods and places across the city, holding public services to account, talking about the issues that matter to them, and enabling people to get involved in their local communities as they would like to. It really is a Big City Conversation.