We'll publish details of new consultations on this page as soon as they are available. For further information, see our consultations page.

Talkabout citizens' panel

We're currently updating Talkabout, our citizens' panel, which is one of the ways you can give us your feedback and views, and influence what happens in York.

Current consultations

Budget Consultation - How would you set our budget?

Early in 2019, councillors will have to set our budget for 2019/20. We're asking residents, businesses and community groups to tell us what you think our budget should look like, for areas such as:

  • council tax
  • parks, play areas and libraries
  • adult social care
  • business rates
  • parking charges
  • plastic recycling
  • household waste

Use our Budget Simulator to make the very same decisions our councillors will face early next year, and visualise the impact of setting the budget - it should only take 5 to 10 minutes to tell us which areas you would prioritise.


  • complete and return the survey printed in Our City magazine - landing on your doormat during October, or available in libraries and West Offices
  • come to a drop-in session at West Offices on Tuesday 20 November, between 5.00pm and 7.00pm

All printed questionnaire responses from Our City must be received by Friday 23 November 2018

Our online consultation closes at midnight on Friday 30 November 2018

Fossgate improvements

Fossgate is one of the York's best loved streets, with its own special character in the heart of the city. It offers a variety of independent shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs which attract a diverse range of residents and visitors. We want to continue working with residents and businesses to support Fossgate's vibrant, growing community, and we're seeking your feedback on how to invest £500,000 in improvements.

See www.york.gov.uk/Fossgate for further information about our proposals, and how to give your feedback.

Your comments will help us create our final designs for improvements to Fossgate, and will also help our Executive Member for Transport and Planning to decide on whether to go ahead with the improvements at the open decision-making session on Thursday 15 November 2018.

Consultation closes at midnight on Sunday 21 October 2018

Feedback on the Bootham Park site

The Bootham Park site is extremely important to York, that's why we're working with health partners, to explore:

  • how best to guide redevelopment and protect the site's significant heritage
  • how the site could be used and how it interacts with the wider area
  • how a comprehensive approach could have large benefits to the city

We want to make sure that future development continues to protect the significant heritage of Bootham Park site and how this will interact with the wider area in the heart of York.

See www.york.gov.uk/BoothamPark for further information, and how to give your feedback.

We're gathering your feedback and talking with potential providers to help us shape the brief for our designers and architects so we can present a proposal for the sensitive redevelopment of the area.

Consultation closes at midnight on Thursday 1 November 2018

School Admission Arrangements

The annual admission arrangements consultation is taking place between 8 October and 7 December 2018. The admissions policies, published admission numbers and related documents for schools in the City of York area relate to how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2020/21 school year.

The consultation is a joint exercise between all admissions authorities in York, including:

  • City of York Council on behalf of community and voluntary controlled schools
  • the governing bodies of voluntary aided schools
  • the academy trusts of (single) academies
  • the trust board, and local governing committees, of multi-academy trusts

View the draft policies online. Comments can be made by completing the school admission online survey, emailing admissionsconsultation@york.gov.uk or by writing to School Services, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA, or to any of the schools and academies that are jointly consulting.

After consultation, all admission authorities will determine their admission arrangements by 28 February 2019 in line with the School Admissions Code.

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 7 December 2018

Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment

Ahead of the current policy expiring in March 2019, we're seeking your views on our Statement of Licensing Policy which has been updated to include relevant changes in legislation. We're also asking you to comment on a Cumulative Impact Assessment, which identifies an area of the city centre where the number and concentration of licensed premises adversely affects residents, visitors and other businesses, and therefore the promotion of our licensing objectives.

The results of the consultation will be considered by the Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee before being approved by Full Council in March 2019.

To get involved, email: licensing.unit@york.gov.uk or send your comments by post to:

Licensing Services
City of York Council
Eco Depot
Hazel Court
YO10 3DS

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 28 December 2018

Recent consultations (now closed)

  • The Future of Hob Moor Multi-Use Games Area and investment in social space (closed 13 September 2018). A consultation seeking residents social space ideas for the multi-use games area off Hob Moor Oaks School following the renovation of Lincoln Court
  • York Suicide Safer Community Strategy (closed 22 August 2018). The Health and Wellbeing Board approved our draft Suicide Safer Community Strategy for York.
    We asked for feedback on the content of our strategy and our ambitions to help reduce suicide in the city. We plan to introduce our strategy at our forthcoming Suicide Prevention Conference on 20 September 2018.
  • 4CommunityGrowthYork (closed 19 August 2018). Survey to assess awareness and impact of the 4CommunityGrowthYork project and how it can be improved.
  • Statement of Licensing Policy (closed 12 August 2018). We asked for comments on the content of our draft Statement of Licensing Policy.
  • Our City (closed 10 August 2018). We asked for your views on Our City, our free magazine, to help us shape future editions.

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