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

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

Submit your comments 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, York, YO10 3DS

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 28 December 2018

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which consists of Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees, Wakefield and York, recognises that the role of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers is a professional one. Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Drivers transport our most vulnerable people and are often the first point of contact for visitors to each authority.

Our overriding requirement when carrying out this function is the protection of the public and others who use (or can be affected by) Hackney Carriage and Private Hire services. In support of these principles, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York are carrying out a consultation exercise on two new proposed policies which relate to the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trades:

  • Determining the Suitability of Applicants and Licensees as Drivers in Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy (Convictions Policy)
  • Driver Training Policy

City of York Council is also consulting on a proposed amendment to the policy relating to licensed Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles.

Each consulting authority would welcome your views, therefore there are a number of questions that you are asked to consider with regards to each of these proposed policies. Only responses relating to these policy areas will be taken into consideration.

Policy Consultation Questions
Determining the Suitability of Applicants and Licensees as Drivers in Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy (Convictions Policy) Determining Suitability Questions (PDF)
Determining Suitability Questions (Word)
Driver Training Policy Driver Training Questions (PDF)
Driver Training Questions (Word)
Conditions Relating to Licensed Vehicles (York only) Licensed Vehicles Questions (PDF)
Licensed Vehicles Questions (Word)

Responses should be sent by email to: licensing@york.gov.uk or sent by post to: Licensing Services, City of York Council, Eco Depot, Hazel Court, York, YO10 3DS

Consultation closes at midnight on Friday 18 January 2019

Recent consultations (now closed)

  • Feedback on the Bootham Park Site (closed 1 November 2018). A consultation seeking feedback and ideas on the redevelopment of Bootham Park.
  • Fossgate Improvements (closed 21 October 2018). We asked for feedback and ideas on how to invest in Fossgate Improvements.
  • 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.

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