Let's Talk Sunderland
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.
Sunderland Council would like to continue to hear the views of residents, as it continues to deliver the Neighbourhood Delivery Plans over the next three years.
As we commenced 2020, no-one could have anticipated the impact the Coronavirus (Covid-19) would have across the world. The Covid-19 pandemic is like no other ever experienced in our lifetime, however Sunderland residents continue to come together as they always do during a crisis. Then, at the start of 2021, on Monday 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister declared to the nation that we must once again work together, stay at home to stay safe and protect the NHS. From Tuesday 5th January onwards, our communities and neighbourhoods are looking out for each other and working together to support our most vulnerable - as they have throughout the pandemic.
As the Coronavirus vaccine programme roles out across the city, we can start to hope and think ahead for how 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 our 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:
Head to your area page below to see what happened at your local area conversation and contribute to the feedback given: