Details of new consultations will be published here as soon as they are available. For more information see our consultations page.
Budget Consultation 2017-2018
This year’s budget proposals will seek to ensure our Council Plan priorities continue to be delivered, whilst ensuring our financial position is managed effectively. Even though we spend one of the lowest amounts per head of population amongst UK local authorities, we still provide the same services as other, higher spending councils. We need to make difficult decisions about which services should be protected, which we can deliver differently, those we might need to cut and whether charges for some services should be increased.
Please help us with the challenges we face by completing this questionnaire and indicate the services you think are most important.
Consultation closes 25 January 2017 at 5pm
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Our Health and Wellbeing Board have been working on renewing York's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The strategy is a shared agreement between partner organisations on the board and sets out the health and wellbeing priorities for our city over the next five years (2017-2022).
What we want to achieve is simple to say: our ambition is for every single resident of York to enjoy the best possible health and wellbeing throughout the course of their life:
- by promoting greater independence, choice and control
- building up community based support
- by supporting self-care and management
- with greater use of early help though targeted/short term interventions
- by imaginative use of new technology
- with fewer people using statutory services
Consultation closes 22 January 2017
Recent consultations (now closed)
- Developing a new mental health hospital for the Vale of York (closed 16 January 2017). NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare services across the Vale of York. The CCG is working in partnership with TEWV (their mental health provider) to deliver a new mental health hospital for York by 2019. Before making a decision about the new hospital, the CCG sought the views of local people on the plans including asking for feedback on the location of the new hospital and the proposed number and configuration of beds.
- Minerals and Waste Joint Plan (closed 21 December 2016). City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority have been working together to produce a Minerals and Waste Joint Plan covering all 3 planning authority areas. The new Joint Plan will help the 3 authorities take decisions on planning applications for minerals and waste development over the period to 2030.
- Supporting Consumers and Residents (closed 18 December 2016). We sought views on priorities for our Public Protection, Community Safety and Housing teams before a review of enforcement policy early next year. The Regulators' Code requires certain functions such as Trading Standards, Licensing and Environmental Health to consult residents periodically.
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for All Age Autism (closed 16 December 2016). We are currently undertaking a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for All Age Autism to help the council and health services plan the services and support that people in York need. We asked for the views of people in York who have autism and also carers and professionals who work with people with autism to ensure that the JSNA is meaningful and reflects their needs.
- Admissions policies for the 2018-2019 school year (closed 16 December 2016). In a joint consultation between all admissions authorities in York, we asked for views from all interested parties on the policies, published admission numbers and processes for how admissions applications and decisions will be made for the 2018-19 school year.
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