"Have Your Say" event launched at South Elmsall Market

​​Residents in South Elmsall are being given the opportunity to take part in Wakefield Council’s first Have Your Say event this weekend, (Friday 10 October and Saturday 11 October).

The initiative at South Elmsall Market, from 10am to 4pm each day, aims to give people a new way to engage with the Council.

Residents will have the chance to talk to councillors and council officers and to share their thoughts and views on the council and its work.

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to come down to the market, or take a break from their shopping, to meet their councillors and council officers.

“It is very important that we hear what people think as we want to know as many views and thoughts as possible on the council, our policies and services.

“So I’d like to ask residents to spare some of their time and come and talk to us.”

The Have Your Say event is part of Council plans to ensure that it is engaging regularly with residents across the district and is hearing their views.

The initiative follows on from the Cabinet on Tour events, where some of the Council’s Cabinet meetings are taking place in different parts of the district. They held meeting on Monday (29 September) at Pontefract Town Hall. Dates for future meetings will be announced soon.

People can still have their say on by using the Council’s social media channels - @MyWakefield on Twitter and www.facebook.com/MyWakefield