South Tyneside Council is launching a new conversation with residents to inform its emerging 20-year vision.
Council staff will be at key events across the borough over the coming months, to find out more about what local people think about South Tyneside - their pride, passions, and suggestions for improving things.
The Council has already undertaken resident, business, and employee surveys to gain as much insight as we can about how we can improve both internally and externally.
Now we want to have more in depth conversations with people with open dialogue to understand people's thoughts and feelings about the borough and how we can improve things.
The Our South Tyneside conversation is an extension of the work done to date and aims to reach more residents to inform decision making and feed directly into the emerging South Tyneside vision.
Residents are encouraged to look for the Council branded marquee at the Sunday concerts in Bents Park during July, and at local park events throughout the borough during August.
Visitors can chat to Council staff to give their views and complete postcards to express their views on South Tyneside through words or pictures.
As part of the 'Our Council' change programme, listening to the views of local people and putting their needs first is at the core of Council activities.
How to have your say
Residents can complete the online survey or attend a conversation.
The Our South Tyneside Conversation marquee will be at the following locations:
All Sunday concerts
Sunday 10 July - Will Young
Sunday 17 July - Ella Henderson
Sunday 24 July - Dance Revival
Sundat 31 July - Shalamar
Wednesday 3 August from 10.30am to 12noon at Cornthwaite Park, Whitburn
Friday 5 August from 10.30am to 12noon at Cleadon Park, South Shields
Friday 12 August from 10.30am to 12noon at Hebburn Fountains Park, Hebburn
Wednesday 17 August from 10.30am to 12noon at West Park, Jarrow
Thursday 18 August from 10.30am to 12noon at Grange Park, East Boldon
Wednesday 24 August from 2pm to 4pm at Harton Quays Park, South Shields