Sunderland Council would like to hear the views of residents, as it finalises the Neighbourhood Delivery Plans for the next three to five years. Sunderland launched its Let's Talk Sunderland resident engagement campaign in 2019, and engaged with residents of all ages across all neighbourhoods in the city, to obtain their views on what they liked about their neighbourhood, what they would change/improve and how they would like to be involved in the future. The response was outstanding and the feedback was used to develop the Neighbourhood Investment Plans which were approved by the council's Cabinet in March 2020.
As we commenced a new year, 2020, no-one could have anticipated the impact the Coronavirus (Covid-19) would have across the world. The Covid-19 pandemic was like no other ever experienced in our lifetime, however the British people came together as they always do during a crisis. On Monday 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister declared to the nation that we must work together, stay at home to stay safe and protect the NHS. From Tuesday 24 March onwards, our communities and neighbourhoods prepared themselves like never before, looking out for each other and working together to support our most vulnerable.
As Sunderland now prepares for life after the coronavirus, the council is keen to speak again with residents, particularly those who have been most vulnerable during the pandemic, to understand their needs and to ensure the emerging delivery plans meet those needs at a neighbourhood level, to re-build Sunderland's resilient communities for the future.
The council will be telephoning hundreds of residents over the next couple of weeks to obtain their views, however if you would like to share your views directly, please complete the online form using the link below:
The final Neighbourhood Delivery plans will be approved at the council's Area Committees in July - meeting details can be viewed in the council diary.
Head to your area page below to see what happened at your local area conversation and contribute to the feedback given: