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Residents to speak out on council services 23.02.11

Sutton residents are being invited to play an active part in the ongoing review of services through the council's 'Speak Out Sutton' website.

The online discussion and debate pages allow people to give their ideas on a whole range of issues throughout the year. For the next two months there is a chance to give views about how the council can make savings as well as comment and vote on other suggestions.

All comments will be taken into consideration to help shape future decisions.

The way the website works has recently been updated so that a direct post can also be made on both Twitter and Facebook.

Current debates on street cleansing and waste collection have already generated interest but the council is keen to see more people joining in and having their say.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Community Engagement and Customer Services, said: "Speak Out Sutton is another great way for residents to let us know their ideas and have a real influence on how things are run.

"We want people to have their say so we're making it as easy as possible by putting these discussions online. By moving with the times and linking to Twitter and Facebook it is easy for people of all ages to join in.

"I encourage everyone to log on, vote for their favourite suggestions and take part in the debate."

The dialogues on saving £925,000 in waste collection costs and 1 million in street cleansing will run until 31 March so that there is time to consider all suggestions made.

The site is separate from the council's main website and has been developed specifically for hearing residents' views using grant funding from London Councils.

To find out more or take part visit:

Last updated: Tuesday, 08 March 2011

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