community conversations with local interest groups and networks
business round table sessions
We're building networks, and inclusive approaches, to make sure all communities have a voice, including the disabled community, children and young people, older people, students, black and minority ethnic people (BAME), and the LGBTQ community.
We'll share what you're telling us, so you know what other people in the city think, and why we make decisions.
Take part in Our Big Conversation
To join Our Big Conversation, you can:
Join one of our upcoming Ask the Leaders Facebook Live sessions about the city’s coronavirus response.
We’ll distribute information about Our Big Conversation through all of our community networks, inviting them and their members into the conversation.
As part of Our Big Conversation we asked you to complete a survey to take the temperature of the city.
The survey is now closed, but we'll inform you of future surveys via this page.
allow us to track attitudes towards coronavirus, its impact, and national/local responses
help York’s continued recovery from the significant challenges we all face as a result of coronavirus
How we use your feedback
The first part of the consultation has already helped inform the council’s approach to communications during the pandemic/
Although 96% of people surveyed were confident they were sticking to public health rules, 68% lacked the confidence that other people would observe them correctly. This led to a new campaign called “We’ve got it covered”, helping residents to keep each other safe.
84% of people responding understood council guidance. The council has expanded the number of ways we can inform and respond to York residents, including Press Releases, Facebook live sessions and opt-in e-newsletters for residents, businesses and families.
Of more concern, nearly 50% of the city feels less emotionally healthy with 57% less optimistic about the future. The council has worked with partners to develop a campaign that aims to support people with their emotional wellbeing during these difficult times - #FeelRealYork
Feedback helped us to make sure we were prioritising the right support during lockdown, with 80.5% supporting the creation of a £1m financial support scheme for residents, and 87.5% supporting the £3m grant fund for small, local and self-employed businesses.
Access to council decisions and leaders
All the big decisions about the city and the people who live here are made by the council’s Executive.
All Executive meetings are streamed live online via the Council’s YouTube channel, and all the reports are published in advance. Anyone is allowed to register to speak on a decision, so your voice can be heard on a subject important to you.
Find out what meetings and decisions are coming up, and watch all previous meetings online: