Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is committed to consulting local people on local issues, on the work that we do, and the priorities and aspirations for the borough.
What is consultation?
Consultation is a process of dialogue leading to a decision. Consultation involves seeking opinions on options before decisions are reached, seeking to increase the involvement of local people, communities, businesses and the voluntary sector in important decisions that may impact on them. The main aim of consultation is to listen to and learn from local people and communities.
Public participation is a statutory requirement but it is also more than that. It has become an integral part of the Council’s everyday functioning which aims to provide services which are more responsive to people’s needs and to also promote a democratic process which encourages local people to have an influence in matters that concern them directly.
The Council's research team carries out a range of consultation work both corporately and also on behalf of individual service areas. Consultation is carried out using quantitative and qualitative methods, including the Council’s e-Panel.
Surveys with set closing dates
Clough Hall Park Masterplan
The Borough Council has secured funding of £750,000 through the Advance Town Deal Fund from Central Government for Kidsgrove. Part of this funding (£125,000) has been allocated towards initial improvements in Clough Hall Park to resolve drainage issues and refurbish the large pavilion to allow greater community use. We need your ideas - by the end of January - on how to transform the park - further details are available here.
Phillip Astley and the 850th anniversary of Newcastle-under-Lyme receiving borough status
In 2023 we will be celebrating the 850th anniversary of the founding of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1173. We would like your views on how we commemorate this momentous occasion. In particular we would like your views on how we can make the most of the links to circus and Philip Astley, the father of modern circus, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1742. Like all the other Astley events, there is no intention to spend public money. Have your say by Friday, 29 January 2021.
Budget Consultation 2021/22
We are looking to find out which services you are keenest to protect, your priorities for budget-setting, which areas we should look at raising revenue from and your thoughts on the most important thing the Council could do to help your local community. Please take a few minutes to have your say by Friday, 22 January 2021.
Satisfaction with council services
The Council's e-panel
We are always looking for more residents who are interested in having their say on council services to join our e-panel. If you wish to become a member then please follow this link to register - a process that should take around one minute. You will then be told about council consultations and surveys when they are published and invited to have your say. There is no obligation to complete all surveys, you can answer whichever surveys interest you the most.
If you have any questions or comments about the consultation process, please contact our research team via email@example.com. For any questions or comments about individual consultations / surveys, please use the links provided above.
Last updated 12 January 2021