Advice and support for community-led plans | Oxfordshire County Council

Advice and support for community-led plans

How communities can work together to develop a plan or project

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The council is trying to create an environment where communities can take action on issues important to them.

Developing and delivering on a community plan brings people together to discuss what is important for them as a community. It is also a chance to work with service providers such as the council on actions and projects that need support from outside the community.

Where to start

If you would like to develop a community plan or project, you will need some advice on how best to do this and how to find like-minded local volunteers. Oxfordshire County Council works closely with and provides funding for a number of organisations that can offer free advice and support.

You can start by contacting some of the following:

Oxfordshire County Council

We are responsible for service provision in a number of areas, including:

We can help with information and advice relating to county council services at any stage, from a public launch event to developing a community survey to finalising your action plan. Below is an example of a response to a local plan.

We welcome early contact from interested communities. Make sure you get in touch with your local county councillor and Community First Oxfordshire for best practice advice on community-led plans. They will make sure we get involved at the right stage.

Basic information about your community

We are a partner in the Oxfordshire Data Partnership, which looks after Oxfordshire Insight. Oxfordshire Insight can help you find out interesting basic statistical information about your community, such as statistics on transport, crime, employment and housing.

This can help get you started on a community plan and decide what else to find out yourselves. It will also help you in making sure everyone in your community will be involved, by giving you a clear idea of its overall make-up.

Last reviewed
12 July 2017
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