Chilham Parish Council - Parish Question Time
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  Parish Question Time is the local consultation Chilham Parish Council uses to engage with its parishioners.  
     
  The latest consultation, Parish Question Time 2018, will run until 7th April. Full details can be found at the following page.  
     
  The first Parish Question Time was in 2016. At its January 2016 meeting, the parish council agreed an approach to Independent Review recommendations R8 (Working Together) and R9&R10 (Community Engagement and Strategic Plan) based upon a local consultation (later called Parish Question Time) that achieved the aim of publishing a Strategic Plan for the remainder of the council's term.  
     
  The parish council now conducts a local consultation each spring which takes the form of a leaflet comprising an introductory letter from the parish council chair and an update on progress made on the Stratigic Plan. The leaflet in distributed to all households in the parish by the Parish Distribution Network and there are collection points at Chilham Post Office and Chilham Shop. In 2018 further collection points were added, the letter box at Old Wives Lees village hall and Bramley Cottage, Shottenden.  
     
  In response to lower than expected rates of return, parish councillors conducted a sixty second interview with a random sample of households and agreed that:
1) the leaflet is restricted to a covering letter and no more than 10 simple questions;
2) a specific page is added to the parish council website for each Parish Question Time providing useful background information with regard to the questions asked;
3) parishioners are also able to complete and return the questionnaire online.
 
     
 
Independent Review Report
This report was produced in February 2015 towards the end of the previous council's 4 year term. It included a number of recommendation and the parish council has prioritised its response to these. Council considered recommendations R8 (Working Together) and R9&R10 (Community Engagement and Strategic Plan) to be most important and the Parish Question Time community engagement addresses these recommendations.
 
Parish Question Time 2018
Full details of the latest consultation can be found on our Parish Question Time 2018 page.
 
Parish Question Time 2017
Full details of this consultation can be found on our Parish Question Time 2017 page.
 
Parish Question Time 2016
Full details of this consultation can be found on our Parish Question Time 2016 page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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