Current consultations
Pateley Bridge recycling survey - closes on 12 July 2020
Public consultation on changes to social housing allocations policy - closes on 31 July 2020
Play area at Ripon Leisure Centre consultation - closes on 30 September 2020
Rapid charging points
My Health, My Tech survey

Pateley Bridge recycling survey

We are reviewing the recycling provisions in the Pateley Bridge area. We are interested to know what you do with any recyclable waste that you generate and would value your feedback so that we can continue to improve our recycling service for local residents.

We want to understand more about your use of the kerbside recycling collection and the mini recycling centres at the Southlands Carpark on Nidd Walk in Pateley Bridge and the layby at Lofthouse.

When completing the consultation, please refer to your usual waste practices before the lockdown period.

Pateley Bridge recycling survey

The consultation will end on 12 July 2020.

Public consultation on changes to social housing allocations policy

The social housing allocations policy is our rulebook for how we decide who is able to join our social housing waiting list and who to offer ('allocate') new social home tenancies to. The rules are used in assessing all applications for social housing and in setting up all new tenancies in the social homes we own and most new tenancies in the social homes managed or owned by Registered Providers of Social Housing (the housing associations).

The changes we're suggesting are, among other things, aimed at:

  • making our offers of new tenancies more targeted so that people are more likely to be offered a tenancy in the location they really want
  • refining our homeless-reduction strategy by awarding additional housing waiting list priority points to people with an urgent need for a new home because they are threatened with homelessness or have actually become homeless
  • improving how we take account of people's need to move because of medical reasons, especially improving the way we take account of people's mental health problems caused by where they're living

To make sure that we're thinking through all the implications of these changes and that they're in-line with what you think, we're asking for your feedback on each proposed change. Please visit our online consultation to see each proposal in detail and to have your say on whether you agree or disagree with it. Whichever way you decide, please be sure to let us know why you feel that way in the comments box so we can get a broader understanding of your responses.

If you need a paper copy of this consultation, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01423 500600 (extension 58037) before 24 July 2020.

This consultation will be open until 31 July 2020. Thank you for your input.

Play area at Ripon Leisure Centre

Works to build a new swimming pool at Ripon Leisure Centre has already begun. As part of this project, we will be investing £100,000 to build a brand new play area on the site. This is a great opportunity to create a 'destination' play area for Ripon.

This consultation will gather opinions from local residents to help us create the most suitable design for the play area. The public consultation report will be used to create a wish list for the design brief, which will influence the final decision.

Play area at Ripon Leisure Centre consultation

The closing date is 30 September 2020.

Public consultation on Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy 2020-2025

We have reviewed our Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy 2020-2025, and it has now been released for consultation.

The industrial developments that occurred in the 19th and 20th centuries have resulted in some areas of our urban environment being affected by contamination. In addition, changes in the type and volume of refuse we produce has caused an increase in the amount of land being used to dispose of our non-recyclable waste. As a consequence we face a legacy of contaminated land which, in some cases, can be hazardous to our health and the environment.

The contaminated land regime places a duty on the council to inspect land within the district for the purpose of identifying and removing unacceptable risks to human health and the wider environment as a result of historic contamination.

In order to carry out this objective the council is required to prepare and publish a strategy for inspecting its area for contaminated land.

Your feedback is important to us and this public consultation will provide you with the opportunity to express your views on the council's Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy 2020-2025.

To submit your views please complete the Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy questionnaire.

The consultation closes the 25 March 2020.

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

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