Sense of Community

Policy Statement:

I recognise the importance of fostering a strong sense of community. A vibrant and connected community enhances well-being, and social cohesion and fosters a great place to work, live, and play. This policy outlines my commitment to facilitating a sense of community and the strategies I aim to implement to achieve this goal.




    1. Build Connections: I will foster and create opportunities for the community to connect with each other on personal and professional levels.


    1. Promote Inclusivity: I will promote and facilitate opportunities for the community to be inclusive, respecting and embracing diversity in all its forms, ensuring that every individual feels valued and represented.


    1. Enhance Collaboration: I will encourage initiatives that lead to improved collaboration among community sectors, facilitating the sharing of ideas and expertise.


    1. Support Well-Being: I will actively promote and encourage community initiatives that positively impact well-being, health, and community resilience.




    Regular Gatherings: I will encourage regular gatherings, both formal and informal, where the community can interact and engage in meaningful and open conversations. This could include information sessions, social events, or business events.


    Cross-Functional Projects: I will encourage cross-functional collaboration on projects. This not only diversifies skill sets but also encourages Council, businesses and the community from different areas to work together and build relationships.


    Mentorship Programs: I will advocate for mentorship programs that pair experienced members of the community with younger generations. This helps in knowledge transfer, community growth, inter-generational interaction and fostering a sense of community.


    Feedback and Suggestions: I will regularly seek feedback from the community about a range of ideas, and keep up-to-date with changes in community direction.


    Recognition and Celebrations: I will actively participate in community celebrations. This not only boosts morale but also strengthens the community bonds.


    Internal Communication Platforms: I will utilize digital platforms for communication and collaboration that facilitate open discussions, idea sharing, and the building of connections beyond physical boundaries.


    Community Outreach: I will actively engage in community outreach initiatives, such as volunteering or charitable activities, to strengthen bonds while making a positive impact on society.


    Accountability and Implementation:


    Community Champions: I will facilitate and encourage individuals or teams who can oversee and implement the community-building strategies. They will serve as advocates and facilitators of a strong community.


    Assessment and Adaptation: I will regularly assess the effectiveness of community-building initiatives through surveys, feedback sessions, and metrics related to collaboration and community satisfaction. I will adapt strategies based on the insights gathered.



    This “Sense of Community Policy” reflects my dedication to creating an inclusive and connected community. By fostering a strong sense of community, we can all take part in enhancing community well-being, collaboration, and overall community success. This policy will guide my actions in building and maintaining a vibrant and supportive community for all to enjoy.