St Helena Government has today, Monday 4 September 2017, published a Consultation Policy.

During the election period, prospective Councillors reported that constituents wanted better engagement from them and also to speed up the processes for bringing about changes. A workshop held in 2016 with the previous Legislative Council also highlighted these issues.

The new Consultation Policy sets out some ways in which better consultation with the public can be achieved.

Assistant Chief Secretary, Paul McGinnety, said:

“Meaningful engagement and consultation with the community enables better policy decisions to be made and is both open and transparent. Having a mechanism that enables all members of the community to participate is imperative to having an effective dialogue with the community on a range of key issues.”

A copy of the new SHG Consultation Policy can be found on the Publications page of the SHG website at:

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4 September 2017


St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470