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Have Your Say

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).

Current consultations:

Give us your thoughts on the games facilities 2014 survey

Every two years we ask users and non-users their opinions about the payable games in parks facilities. We welcome all comments as we continually strive to ensure we meet customers' needs. Please click this link to participate in the survey. Games in Parks Survey 2014. If you would prefer to complete a paper version there are some available in all our games pavilions (Valley Gardens, Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough Castle Yard and Ripon Spa Gardens). All surveys must be received on or before 10th October 2014.

Would you like to get involved in discussions about how sites for housing and economic development are assessed?

The council's Planning Policy Team is inviting local community groups to get involved with helping to prepare a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). Its purpose is to identify a list of possible housing and economic development sites and assess their overall potential.

Find out more about the SHELAA and how to get involved

Would you like to give us your views on the proposed Safer Communities Enforcement Policy?

The purpose of this policy is to set out the Safer Communities Service's intended approach to bring about compliance with the regulatory and statutory requirements it enforces. The services we deliver seek to protect public health and safety, animal welfare and the environment from environmental factors, which may cause harm, affect health and wellbeing, or impact on the environment of the district.

Proposed Safer Communities Enforcement Policy - pdf document

We would welcome your comments on:

  • do you think the draft Enforcement Policy is easy to understand? If not, why?
  • are there any particular points in the draft Enforcement Policy that you think are unreasonable? Please explain why
  • is there anything you would like adding to the draft Enforcement Policy?

Please let us have any comments by Friday 31 October 2014. Comments to

Smoke Free Playgrounds Survey

Recently there have been a number of concerns raised regarding smoking within the vicinity of children's outdoor play areas. Currently there is no legislation to enforce a smoking ban, however we would like your views.

The outcome of this survey will help us decide whether to introduce smoke free measures to discourage smoking within the perimeter of these play areas.

Please complete the smoke free playgrounds survey by 4.00pm on November 14th 2014.

We would be grateful for your opinion on the following topics:

  • The waste collection service
    In 2012 we revised the domestic waste collection service in the district. As a result the majority of homes were provided with wheeled rubbish bins as well as a box and/or bag for recycling such items as plastic bottles and white/grey card. We would like your views, this will help us monitor what we have done so far and also consider future developments of the service.
  • Harrogate Borough Council Budget
    Over the coming months we will be developing our budget for 2015/2016. To help in this process we would like to hear what services are important to you, what you think we do well and where you think we could improve.

District Panel Questionnaire – September 2014 (waste collection service and budget consultation combined)

Budget Consultation

Your views are important to us. Please reply by 21 November 2014.

Results and reports from the consultations:

More consultation information

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Department of Corporate Policy & Improvement
Council Offices
Crescent Gardens



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