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
The following surveys are ongoing. We will publish the results from these surveys via this page.
Satisfaction with Streetscene Operations. Please follow this link to have your say.
Satisfaction with Customer Services. Please follow this link to have your say.
Satisfaction with Planning Services. Please follow this link to have your say.
Satisfaction with Revenues and Benefits. Please follow this link to have your say.
Surveys that are closing soon
Have your say on new ward boundaries - this consultation is run by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Newcastle-under-Lyme to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations began on 7 February and will end on 3 April 2017. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that the Newcastle-under-Lyme should have 44 councillors in the future, sixteen fewer than the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent six three-councillor wards, eleven two-councillor wards and four one-councillor wards across the borough. Note that this is the second stage of this consultation. The first stage, which lasted from 27 September to 5 December 2016, was consultation on warding arrangements.
Have your say directly through the Commission’s consultation portal (external link):
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 notified of and you can respond to whichever surveys interest you the most. If you have already registered and have received notifications of new surveys 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.