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Have Your Say - Public Consultation

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

Silverdale Miniwheels Project

We are delighted to announce that Clark and Kent Contractors Ltd will shortly begin work on creating the new Miniwheels Skatepark, at Silverdale Park.
The Miniwheels Skatepark will be a fully concrete surfaced Skatepark at the site of the former Skateboarding Equipment at Silverdale Park (the area next to the Multi Use Games Area).

Please take five minutes to have your say about the proposals for the Skatepark,by Friday, 6 August 2021 | Further details on the proposals (pdf, 370KB) | Location plan (pdf, 1.3Mb)

Borough Open Space Assessment Consultation

The Borough Council are working with consultants RSK to refresh an assessment of open space in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The assessment will help the Council understand the quantity and quality of open space in the Borough and will help set an action plan for green infrastructure. We want to know what you think -good or bad- about our current open space provision as well as how you use it. All responses are completely anonymous and will be used to inform the report. The survey is multiple choice questions and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Please take the survey via this link by 16 August.

Parks evaluation

We are interested in obtaining your thoughts on Bathpool, Brampton, Lyme Valley, Wolstanton Marsh and Queen's Gardens. Please take five minutes to complete this short questionnaire, via this link, by the end of August 2021. Your responses will be used to help to develop and create improvements to the parks.

Ongoing surveys

Satisfaction with council services


Streetscene Operations  

Environmental Services

Planning Services

Revenues and Benefits

Housing Services 

Recent results

Press release regarding December/January's Joint Local Plan consultation | January 2021 press release on Budget decisions | Press release on Knutton Masterplan consultation

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 surveys@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk.  For any questions or comments about individual consultations / surveys, please use the links provided above.

Last updated 19 July 2021

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