We want you to get involved with the work we are doing and regularly run different consultations. If you'd like to have your say and become involved on a regular basis, why not join the 'District Panel'? (see 'Related Information' in the right hand column on this page).
Consultation on public toilet provision in Harrogate district
We are responsible for 28 public toilets, 10 in Harrogate, 6 in Knaresborough, 4 in Ripon and 8 in rural areas, is reviewing its provision of public toilets across the district.
To do nothing is not considered a viable option. Given the national and local economic context in which the council is currently operating, to do nothing would have a detrimental impact on upkeep of the toilets and other council budgets.
As part of the review we are considering the possible closure, transferral of management or change of use of the following toilets:
- Bond End public toilets, Knaresborough, HG5 9AQ
- Devonshire Place public toilets, Harrogate, HG1 4AA
- Lupton Bank public toilets, Glasshouses, HG3 5QQ
- West Park (Tower Street MSCP) public toilets, Harrogate, HG1 1HS
- Waterside public toilets, Knaresborough, HG5 9AZ
The public consultation will give people the opportunity to have their say on the future of these toilets.
Public toilet consultation
The closing date for responses is 4th September 2015. All responses will be carefully considered and remain completely anonymous.
The findings of this consultation will be published on www.harrogate.gov.uk/cpi/Pages/Have-your-say.aspx in the Autumn.
Download and complete the response form and return to email@example.com or by mail to PO BOX 787 Harrogate HG1 9RW by no later than 12.00 mid-day Friday 4th September 2015.
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy consultation
The North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board has updated its existing Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the population of North Yorkshire and is now seeking views from partners and the public.
The board want the strategy to be an on-going work plan that makes a difference, rather than a document on a shelf. They aim to keep it up-to-date so that people living in North Yorkshire continue to have access to great services that take into account the following:
- the latest evidence from our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA);
- changes in national policy, local ambition and people's expectations; and
- what local people say about what's important to them for their long-term health and wellbeing.
The draft strategy takes the themes of: connecting communities - creating places where communities flourish and people can shape the services they need; starting well - promoting childhood health; living well - identifying ways in which people can live a healthier lifestyle; and ageing well - encouraging people to take steps to ensure they can enjoy a healthy, independent lifestyle for longer and how to address issues such as loneliness and isolation.
The consultation on the strategy is running until 19 August. The strategy is available to download at www.northyorks.gov.uk/jhwsconsultation along with on-line survey to capture views and feedback and we very much look forward to receiving your comments.
Consultation on the proposal to create a Parish Council for Pannal and Burn Bridge
In July 2014 Pannal Village Society submitted a petition to the council requesting that the council undertake a Community Governance Review to consider the creation of a parish council for Pannal and Burn Bridge. As part of the review the council is now consulting with electors within the proposed area of the parish council, local businesses and groups and any other interested parties. At the end of the consultation Harrogate Borough Council will make recommendations on whether to form a new parish council and how it will work. If you would like to make your views there is a survey form you can complete.
More information including the Terms of Reference of the review, a map of the proposed area and a copy of the survey form are available on the Community Governance Review page.
Results and reports from the consultations:
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