District Debate – the future of services

​Date: 24/11/2014

The Wakefield Together Partnership is inviting residents from the across the district to have their say on a number of important services in the area.

As public services face unprecedented challenges, the partnership wants to hear the views of local people to shape short and long term priorities for the district and discuss ways in how key organisations such as the Council, Police, Health and Housing work together.

The event will take place on Monday 1 December, 2014, from 1.15pm to 3.45pm at Ossett Town Hall and everyone is welcome.

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council said: "We want to engage with residents to hear their views on matters which are important to them. This evening will allow us to listen to what people think and will help us make better decisions.

"Local people will have the opportunity to find out more about the challenges facing the public sector, and raise any questions they may have directly to the leaders of the Council, Police, Health and Housing organisations."

To book a place or to find out more call 01924 305120 or email lsp@wakefieldlsp.org.uk. People need to give their name, contact details and access requirements, if they have any. In order to ensure the programme captures the views of residents from different areas of the district, people are also asked to include their postcode.

The District Debate is hosted by the Local Services Board, which sets the direction for local services in the district. In the new document called 'Wakefield District: the next level (Outcomes Framework)' the Local Service Board prioritises 35 smart objectives for partners to focus their work together in 2014/15. People can look at them in detail at http://www.wakefieldtogether.org.uk