Community Consultation

Community Action Suffolk provides support for Community Consultation via a Village Review across the county encouraging communities to come together to help shape the future of their community and improve their local area

Producing a plan involves consulting everyone in the community to find out what the assets and issues are and drawing up an action plan to look at ways of enhancing and resolving them. We can provide support for the Village Review process and are also able to help communities to compile a plan most suitable for their needs to create a vision for their area, are broad in scope and cover all aspects of community life.

Community Action Suffolk also offers:

  • Bespoke public consultations for communities
  • Specialist software to produce questionnaires and analyse the results
  • Parish Profiles to provide evidence of need

For further information on how we can help your community, contact our Senior Manager Community engagement.

Sarah Mortimer

Evidencing rural need: Parish Profile Reports

Community Action Suffolk’s national body, ACRE, has worked in partnership with local data consultants, OCSI, on the Evidencing Rural Need project.

The aim of this project is to show the socio-economic picture of rural England, including its areas of deprivation, economy and access to services. Seven types of report have been produced (examples available here)

The key report for communities is a Parish Profile, of which there is one for every parish in England.

Parish Profiles are particularly relevant for communities looking to carry out some form of community consultation or a Neighbourhood Plan. They pull together data at parish level into one report that is comprehensive (example report available here).

Each profile is broken down into 8 themes:

  •  Social and cultural
  •  Equity and prosperity
  •  Economy
  •  Housing and the built environment
  •  Transport and connectivity
  •  Services
  •  Environmental
  •  Governance

To Order

Each report costs £50 + VAT and will be sent as a pdf by email. Payment by Paypal, cheque or BACS.
Please email the following details to Sarah Mortimer:

  • Organisation
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Address
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Parish Profile Required


Sarah Mortimer, Senior Manager Community Engagement
Community Action Suffolk
01473 345318