Consultation Hub

Your participation makes a difference

When making important decisions about local public services, the city council promises to keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

Where it makes sense to do so, we will look to you for advice and innovation in solving problems and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

This website will help you to find and participate in consultations that interest you.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Learning disabilities strategy consultation

We Asked:

We consulted the public to seek their views and opinions concerning the final version of a new Health and Social Care Learning Disability strategy 2015 – 2019.

You Said:

Your views and opinions have helped inform the development of the new strategy

We Did:

We have developed the strategy and included all the feedback you have given us over the last year. This strategy will now be implemented in 2016.


20mph Zone Folville Junior School Area

We Asked:

We asked for your views on the proposed 20mph zone for the Folville Junior School Area.

You Said:

We received ten responses to the online consultation. Seven were in favour of  the 20mph speed limit and six were in favour of the proposed speed cushions on Waltham Avenue.

A paper consultation was also delivered directly to local residents. We had 78 responses to this, representing a 20% response rate. Of these responses, 72 people (92%) were in favour of the 20mph speed limit and 68 people (87%) were in favour with the proposed speed cushions on Waltham Avenue.

We Did:

As a result of the support for the proposal, the City Mayor has approved implementation of the scheme which is scheduled to come into force in April 2016.


Private hire and hackney carriage driver and vehicle licensing

We Asked:

We asked our licensed private hire and hackney carriage drivers and our licensed private hire operators for their views on four matters:

  • The vehicle age policy that was introduced in 2013.
  • Child sexual exploitation awareness courses for drivers.
  • A new penalty points system for licensed drivers.
  • Allowing driver licences to be isued for one, two or three years instead of just one year.
You Said:

We received 318 responses to this consultation. Although there were a number of different views the majority of responses said that:

  • The vehicle age limit should be increased to 13 years,
  • Child sexual exploitation awareness training should be provided for all taxi drivers.
  • The penalty points system was not supported.
  • Longer licences for taxi drivers were supported.




We Did:

The responses were taken into account during the decision making process, along with the impact of the proposals on public safety. It was decided that:

  • There would be no change to the vehicle age limit.
  • Child sexual exploitation awareness training would be introduced.
  • The penalty points system would be introduced.
  • Longer licences for taxi drivers would be introduced subject to guidelines on the maximum duration of individual licences, which would be applied on a case by case basis.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.