Burlescombe Parish Council – Community Advisory Board

What is a Community Advisory Board?

A Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of individuals who represent a specific community or constituency. They are formed to provide guidance, input, and feedback on issues or projects that affect the community. Community advisory boards are commonly established by organisations, institutions, government bodies, or businesses to ensure that community voices are heard and considered in decision-making processes.

Why are Community Advisory Boards important?

The primary purpose of a Community Advisory Board is to bridge the gap between an organisation and the community it serves. By involving members of the community in decision-making processes, CABs help ensure that the organisation’s actions align with community needs and interests. They serve as advocates, providing valuable insights and recommendations, and acting as a liaison between the organisation and the community.

What do Community Advisory Boards do?

The responsibilities and functions of a Community Advisory Board can vary, depending on the organisation’s goals and the specific issues at hand. Some common roles of CABs include:

  1. Providing input and advice: CAB members offer their expertise, knowledge, and perspectives on matters relevant to the organisation’s activities. They review and provide feedback on proposed policies, programs, or projects.
  2. Community liaison: CABs facilitate effective communication between the organisation and the community, ensuring that community needs and concerns are understood and addressed.
  3. Advocacy: CAB members advocate for the community’s interests and priorities within the organisation or to external stakeholders, such as government agencies or funders.
  4. Feedback and evaluation: CABs help monitor and evaluate the impact of the organisation’s initiatives on the community, providing valuable feedback for improvement.
  5. Community engagement: CABs organise community engagement activities, such as public meetings, forums, or surveys, to gather broader input and ensure transparency.

How are Community Advisory Boards formed?

Community advisory boards are typically comprised of volunteers who have a vested interest in the community’s well-being or possess relevant expertise. It is important for CABs to be representative of the community they serve, including diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. Regular meetings are held to discuss relevant topics, and the board’s recommendations are considered in decision-making processes.

The Burlescombe Community Advisory Board

At Burlescombe Parish Council, we believe in the power of community engagement and the importance of representing the voices of our residents. That’s why we are excited to invite you to join our Community Advisory Board (CAB) and actively contribute to shaping the future of our community.

Why Join?

The Burlescombe Parish Council CAB will be a group of dedicated individuals who serve as a vital link between the Council and our community. As a CAB member, you will have the opportunity to provide valuable input, insights, and recommendations on matters that impact our parish.

By joining the Burlescombe Parish Council CAB, you can:

  1. Make a Difference: Actively contribute to decisions that affect our community’s well-being, development, and quality of life.
  2. Represent the Community: Ensure that diverse perspectives, concerns, and aspirations of our residents are heard and considered by the Council.
  3. Influence Decision-Making: Provide input and advice on policies, projects, and initiatives to help shape a vibrant and inclusive future for our community.
  4. Connect with Like-minded Individuals: Collaborate with fellow community members who share a passion for community development and engagement.
  5. Stay Informed: Gain insights into Council activities, plans, and upcoming projects while staying up-to-date on local issues.

How to Join?

We encourage residents of Burlescombe Parish to join the Community Advisory Board and actively contribute to our community’s growth. If you are interested, please complete the registration form below. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and walks of life.

Register Your Interest

Please provide your name, and if you are representing a local group or organisation, kindly include the name of the group or organisation on whose behalf you are applying too.
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