You might have noticed that there have been lots of consultations going on around our services recently, with libraries being one high profile example over the last few months.
Staffordshire County Council has always sought to involve people in local decision making and, as we transform traditional services to better suit how people live today, your involvement is even more crucial.
We have some big decisions to make: we want to create communities that are independent, to ensure that the support people receive fits both their needs and aspirations, and to work with organisations across the public and private sectors to get the best results for Staffordshire people.
We also need to make sure that, with fewer resources available, we are getting the best value for money that we possibly can.
In the coming weeks, months and years, you will see the council want, and need, to make more changes to how it does business, and seek your views more often. By taking part in consultations, you can shape the Staffordshire of the future. If you want to know what consultations are currently underway go to http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/yourcouncil/consultationandfeedback/consultation-and-feedback.aspx