Current consultations
Let's Talk North Yorkshire
Brimhams Active community survey - closes on 11 December 2022
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy consultation - closes on 19 January 2023
A new council tax reduction scheme for North Yorkshire Council
Electric vehicle charging point survey
Rapid charging points
My Health, My Tech survey

Let's Talk…

Over the next few months, the council will be holding the biggest county-wide conversation North Yorkshire has ever seen to find out which issues are most important to you, and how they can best support you and your community.

The conversation started with 'Let's Talk… Local', looking at what's important to you in your local area, and what you think about the proposed community networks. If you haven’t done so already, you can still share your views about your local area.

The next conversation is 'Let's Talk… Money' and is your opportunity to tell us which services you feel are most important before the new council's budget is agreed. It is also your chance to share your views about council tax, as well as putting forward ideas for where the new council can generate savings.

Visit Let's Talk North Yorkshire to share your views until 23 December.

Brimhams Active community survey

At Brimhams Active we are keen to understand what influences people to be active and healthy and what stops people from doing more.

Our priority is to ensure we directly meet the health and wellbeing needs of our residents, provide the best possible customer service and increase the opportunities for the people of the Harrogate district to move more, live well and feel great.

We are looking to gather the views of the local community who do not currently regularly access services at a Brimhams Active facility. A separate survey seeking the views of our customers is being arranged.

Please could you take five minutes to complete this short survey and help develop and inform the services delivered by Brimhams Active.

The survey will close on Sunday 11 December 2022.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy consultation

The existing seven borough and district councils currently have their own hackney carriage and private hire licensing policies. But ahead of the new council delivering all local services from 1 April, a consultation has been launched on a single Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy for North Yorkshire Council.

A comprehensive review of the seven existing policies has been undertaken and although they have several factors in common, there are differences in terms of applicant criteria, vehicle specification and procedures. The new policy seeks to ensure that the public continues to be provided with safe and accessible hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, and ensure a consistent regulatory framework for the trade across the county.

This 12-week consultation (open until 19 January) allows licence holders, taxi operators, the general public or anybody with an interest in taxis the opportunity to share their views and help shape the policy that will serve North Yorkshire Council.

A new council tax reduction scheme for North Yorkshire Council

From 1 April next year, there will be a new single council in North Yorkshire, replacing the seven district and borough councils and the county council. Currently, the seven district and borough councils all have slightly different schemes for council tax reduction, and by law, there has to be a single scheme covering the whole of the North Yorkshire area. All eight councils have been working together on proposals for a scheme that is more supportive, with the maximum level of reduction for the people most in need. The aim is that the single scheme will make claiming easy and provide up to 100 percent support for households on the lowest incomes.

The council tax reduction scheme consultation closed at midnight on 25 September. The new North Yorkshire Council executive will consider all comments and feedback in October, before making a final decision in November.

Electric vehicle charging point survey

We are exploring the demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging points within the district. We would like feedback from residents, businesses and visitors to gauge the level of need to inform our decision-making process for the next stages of our rollout of EV charging points. We are unable to provide on-street charging points we will share the feedback with our colleagues at North Yorkshire County Council and explore alternative arrangements if possible. We are also supporting a University of Leeds student with their degree course and would appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey questionnaire.

Rapid charging points

We have been operating rapid charging points at the civic centre since December 2017. We are seeking user feedback so that we can improve the service and provide better value for the customer and the council.

We would appreciate your feedback to help us to make these improvements.

My Health, My Tech

Let the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board know your ideas for future digital health services

They would like you to share your ideas about how digital technology can be developed to provide better, more joined-up health and wellbeing services in the future.

For further information and to complete the survey please visit