Community Relations

Public Consultation

Consultation is a central aspect of bringing forward a planning application or developing a major community initiative. The Localism Act, Neighbourhood Planning, and growing public awareness have made early community engagement not just important, but vital. It also makes good sense: establishing positive relationships can often ease contentious issues or at least give an opportunity to find common ground.

We deliver effective community consultation campaigns across the board, no matter the size of the scheme – we always start with a research-led approach, which shapes an individual community consultation campaign for each client.

At the local level, we can work as part of your team to ensure that local politicians are kept informed and that the engagement with the community, political stakeholders, and the media is undertaken and communicated effectively. We understand the sensitivities and complexities involved in community consultation, and we know we do it well. We can deliver:

  • Public Exhibitions

  • Community Workshops

  • Focus Groups

  • Surveys and Questionnaires

  • Leaflet delivery

  • Door knocking campaigns

If you have a project that requires support, get in touch for a confidential discussion.

Community Affairs

You may have met your planning objectives but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t engage with your neighbours and wider local community. It’s not only polite but it makes good business sense.

Construction projects can be messy and unpredictable. We help plan for when things go wrong. In our modern 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week world, members of the public expect a speedy response to inquiries and complaints. Without one, problems can escalate quickly. We can field these often technical queries in line with your communications plan.

It is important to communicate with local people regularly, not just when you need their help or support. It can take years to establish your business or project in a new or old community. But a well-planned and sustained community engagement programme will quicken this process.

Snapdragon can help you to get to know your local community, build lasting relationships, and protect and add value to your brand by ensuring you are recognised for your contribution.

We can deliver:

  • Community engagement strategies and delivery plans

  • Community audits

  • Information hotlines

  • Site visits for local stakeholders, including schoolchildren

  • Community newsletters and websites

  • Photography and media relations

  • Sponsorship opportunities