Potters Bar residents 'to take on more responsibility'

Potters Bar residents 'to take on more responsibility'A group of 100 residents in Bushey and Potters Bar are taking more responsibility for community decisions.

The people have signed a two-year deal with Hertsmere Council to get involved in the Take Part initiative.

It will see them included in the local decision making process and means anyone looking at flats to rent in Potters Bar could get a greater say in the area moving forward.

Councillor Morris Bright, leader of the council, said: "[It] is a chance for people to develop a number of skills such as confidence, facilitation and public speaking and a great opportunity to meet new people and try new things."

Heather Walsh, chief executive at Community Action Hertsmere, said the project offers individuals the opportunity to see local democracy in action.

She added residents will also be able to find out what services and amenities are at-hand for the community and work on improving the spirit of the area. 

Posted by Ben Carter

Published 7th June, 2012

© 2012 Estates IT Limited

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