Bega Valley council communication up for debate

IF YOU didn't get to the recent sessions looking into how the Bega Valley Shire Council communicates with residents, an online survey has been launched for you to have your say.

Do you have something to say about the way the council communicates with the community, or a suggestion about how local people can be given a better opportunity to provide feedback and discussion?

The short online survey has been released to allow for an open and frank assessment of the BVSC communications and engagement efforts to date.

BVSC communications coordinator Jeff Donne said the questions in the survey were used during the recent face-to-face sessions run by independent communications specialists Two Cents Group.

“We are offering this online option to people who couldn’t make the meetings,” he said.

“The face-to-face sessions allowed people to sit down with an independent expert and share their thoughts without councillors or council staff being present.

"An online survey provides a similar open experience and we encourage everyone with an interest in the community to participate.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to tell us what they think about the way we communicate.

"It’s quick, confidential and we encourage open and constructive feedback that will help us to deliver a vastly improved communications and engagement platform.

“Anyone who wants to complete the survey but doesn’t have access to a computer can get a printed copy, or they can visit their local library and complete the survey there.

“The results from the face-to-face sessions and the online survey will be presented as part of the report from Two Cents Group and will also be discussed in the newly formed communications and engagement reference group.”

The survey is available online by clicking here or phone the BVSC on 6499 2222 and ask for a printed copy to be mailed to you. 

The survey is open until July 25.

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