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 and focus groups.
Satisfaction with council services surveys
Recycling Services. Have your say
Streetscene Operations. Have your say (New questions added 23 July)
Planning Services. Have your say
Revenues and Benefits. Have your say
Housing Services. Have your say
Surveys with set closing dates
Brampton Museum has exciting plans to improve what we do and what we offer our visitors. Please help us to shape our plans by answering a few simple questions. The survey will remain open until Monday, 30 September. Further information on the Brampton Museum.
Civic Awards 2019
The Civic Awards aims to promote better design in buildings and development of land in Newcastle-under-Lyme and to recognise their contribution to improving the borough. The Council and the Civic Society are working together with the community to promote the importance of places and good design.
Guidelines - judges will be looking for a high standard of design and applicants are reminded to provide as much information as possible to help the judges assess all of the nominated schemes. The Awards 2019 applies to work completed between January 2017 and 31 December 2018 (or January 2014 to 31 December 2018 for landscaping schemes). The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2019. Further information | Make your nomination
Recent results / feedback
Press release regarding the 2018 PSPO survey | Press release regarding the 2018 Recycling service survey | Results from the 2018 Guildhall survey | Press release following the 2018 Guildhall survey | Press release about support for Newcastle town centre featuring feedback from the 2019 Newcastle Market survey
Re-launch of the Council's e-panel
We have re-launched our e-panel and are looking for residents who are interested in having their say on council services to join. 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 notified of council consultations and surveys when they are published and invited to have your say. There is no obligation to complete all surveys that you are told of and you can respond to whichever surveys interest you the most. If you registered after June 2018 and have received details of new surveys - or if you responded to an email asking if you wished to continue on the panel - then there is no need to re-register.
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 23 July 2019