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
Proposals for the generation of Knutton centre - review the proposals, and have your say, by 28 February 2021
Cherry Tree Planting
Residents and visitors in Newcastle can enjoy a delightful display of beautiful blossoms from Japan for years to come thanks to an initiative celebrating a long standing international friendship.
Thirty Sakura cherry blossom trees are being planted shortly on open space at Sandy Lane – a popular place for recreation – after the Council successfully applied to the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, a national donation scheme, to help celebrate 30 years of involvement in Britain in Bloom. Before these terrific trees are planted, we wanted to share the planting plan with you and encourage you to share your memories of community use of the site. Further details and the opportunity to have your say on the planting and memories of the site by Thursday, 4 March.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For any questions or comments about individual consultations / surveys, please use the links provided above.
Last updated 26 February 2021