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Have you got a ‘Big Idea’?

Have you a ‘Big Idea’ about how your local area can be improved? What would make your community flourish and do well?

If you had the power, how would you make this happen? However big or small your idea might be we want to hear from you.

Stockport Council has opted into the Sustainable Communities Act 2007. This allows local people and councils to suggest ideas to central government on how they can promote sustainable communities.

Everyone can submit a ‘Big Idea’ but to be successful it has to improve the local area in one of the following way;

  • It has to encourage people to get more involved in society,
  • It has to encourage local people to get involved in the decisions that affect their lives,
  • It has to improve the local economy, or
  • It has to improve the environment

How to submit your ‘Big Idea’

Send your idea, in no more than 250 words, to FREEPOST CE/CorpPol/ EM, Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street, SK1 3XE or fill in our online form.

When filling out your 'Big Idea' bear in mind;

  • What do you think is the most important matter to your local area?
  • What would help your community to flourish and do well?
  • If you had the power, how would you make this happen?

What happens next?

Your local councillors will be involved in reviewing the ideas. We will then consult a board of local people to see if they think your idea is a good one. It may even be that the Council or another local organisation is already carrying out your ‘Big Idea’, in which case we will let you know.

If you idea is beyond the powers of Stockport Council, we will work with you to suggest the idea to Central Government under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.

However, whilst there are lots we can do, the idea must not involve additional funding from Central Government or the Council.

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