PEOPLE who live in two areas of South Derbyshire are being urged to join forces to have a greater say on issues in the community.
A campaign group is canvassing for public support as part of a bid to try to launch a new parish council that would represent the areas of Newhall and Stanton.
If the idea was to get off the ground, it would allow residents to have a forum to raise problems that they may have ranging from crime issues to cars speeding outside schools.
A spokesman for the Newhall & Stanton Parish Council Campaign Group told the Mail: “If you are a resident of Newhall or Stanton and want a parish council in our area, then we need your help.Please volunteer to join our campaign to make this a reality.
“We are a small group of residents who are in the process of campaigning to try and get a Newhall and Stanton Parish Council.
“We have secured £10,000 funding towards the campaign from the National Association of Local Councils to help support and carry our campaign forward.
“Having a Newhall and Stanton Parish Council will give a voice back to our own community.
“Anyone who would like to be part of this group to help carry this campaign forward is urged to get in touch.”
More information about the plans is available by calling Clare Orme on 0771 9599132 or emailing newhallandstantonparish firstname.lastname@example.org
The parish council would aim to meet once a month and elect several people as councillors as well as a chairman and vice-chairman.
The council would also be able to apply for various grants and funding that could be used to pay for a range of schemes in the area.
This could include the launch of activities for children to the start of a scheme to monitor speed in the area.”