Pollard Thomas Edwards have been working with communities for over thirty years to find out what people really want from their neighbourhoods. Development has become an increasingly adversarial process, and the new Localism Bill proposes a more consensual approach: PTE can help developers and local people to steer a course towards changes which benefit the wider community. In the area of neighbourhood and estate regeneration PTE has gained the confidence of many communities which have suffered years of disappointment and false starts, drawing disparate voices together to produce a practical vision for the future.
The essential tools of community engagement are the ability to listen, to explain and to inspire. We exercise these through exhibitions, workshops and focus groups; web forums, newsletters and opinion surveys; filmmaking, fun-days and youth projects.