Principles of Community Engagement The principles developed by the Community Involvement Board on behalf of Shaping Thurrock are split into three sections. The foundation of many of the principles can be found within the ‘values’ section of the Thurrock Compact. The principles were developed by looking at identified ‘best practice’ at other local authorities. In addition, members of the working group held a ‘brainstorming’ exercise to identify what they felt should be within the principles. By following these principles, all sections of Thurrock’s diverse communities should feel engaged and involved, and that their contribution is making a difference to the quality of their lives and the lives of others. The principles contained within this document should help fulfill the definition of community engagement used within Thurrock’s Community Engagement Strategy - ‘covering the entire working relationship that partners (on Shaping Thurrock) have with the community from research to supporting active citizenship’. Click here to read "Principles of Community Engagement" in full.