Amber Valley residents will have the chance to ask questions on the issues that affect their lives at a series of meetings planned for the area.
Derbyshire county council is staging the meetings, which local people have been invited to attend.
A council spokesman said: “Local area committees meet to develop a shared understanding of the local area, identifying key issues affecting communities.
“By giving local people the opportunity to ask questions at the meetings, the council aims to give residents a chance to be part of the local decision-making process.”
Residents can get involved by attending a meeting on Tuesday, September 24, at 6pm at the Parkwood Centre in Alfreton.
People who wish to ask a question will not have to give advance notice but are encouraged to let the local area committee know which agenda item their question relates to by noon on the previous day to enable a fuller response to be provided, said the spokesman.
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