Consultations - Have Your Say
At the council, we are always interested in hearing your views about what we do. Your comments and suggestions help us to improve our services.
Consultation on the Townscape Heritage Initative
The Townscape Heritage Initative aims to conserve, enhance and regenerate conservation areas suffering from economic decline. Success at stage 1 means that the Heritage Lottery Fund have set aside £1m of lottery money for work in the St Margaret’s conservation area, subject to the Council submitting a strong second stage application.
Public consultation is an essential part of the process of preparing the bid for lottery funding. The support of the local community is vital to the success of the scheme.
The public consultation for this scheme runs from 16 November to 16 December 2013. You can complete the Have Your Say Questionnaire or if you prefer, a paper copy can be sent out to you.
The consultation closes on Monday 16 December 2013.
Consultation on application for an Environmental Permit by Pattrick and Thompson
The council has received an application for a permit from Pattrick & Thompson Page Stair Lane Kings Lynn to undertake a timber activity which is a prescribed activity under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.
Further information is available on our Industrial Pollution Control page.
Any responses on the application are to be received back to the council no later than 4 January 2014.
You can also have your say in the following ways:
West Norfolk Quality of Life Survey
Every two years the West Norfolk Partnership (of which we are a Partner) carries out an in depth face to face survey with nearly 3,000 residents across the borough. The survey asks residents about their views in relation to:
- local issues and priorities for the neighbourhood
- perceptions of crime
- access to social activities
- sense of belonging
- levels and community involvement
- quality of life
The results of the survey are used to inform future actions and ensure resources are focused on those things that can really help people feel better about where they live.
A summary of the 2011 survey findings (pdf, 1.43MB) can be viewed here.
Focus groups and forums
From time to time, we undertake service specific focus groups, surveys, forums and workshops. These are by invitation or are publicised in the local media and on our website.
Safer Neighbourhood Action Panels (SNAPs)
We are working in partnership with the Police, West Norfolk Partnership and other local agencies where you live to identify and address community concerns. SNAP meetings give you the chance to get more involved and have greater say over what happens in your area by discussing issues at a local level.
The panel will be made up of representatives from the Council, Police and other community representatives. As a member of the public you are able to raise any issues of concern in your neighbourhood.
To find out more about what is happening in your neighbourhood and how you can attend your nearest meeting, visit the Norfolk Police website.
To find out more information, see our Safer Neighbourhood Action Plan page.
Have your say at a council meeting
Members of the public are able to come along to Council Meetings and ask us a question on a topic or service within the Council's control. You are also able to present petitions. Read more about Speaking at a Council Meeting and Presenting a Petition.
Become a Councillor
In becoming a borough councillor you can represent the views of your constituents and help them resolve issues they have. It is an opportunity to influence priorities and support the people you represent.
Parish and town councils have a large range of powers, and the activities they are involved in are wide ranging. Many parish and town councils are involved in planning, promoting tourism, licensing, community halls, representation, management of town and village centres and providing community halls and by becoming a parish councillor you can have an influence on some of these things.
To find out more, see our becoming a Councillor page.
Become a school governor or magistrate
You can become involved in your community and have your say by becoming a school governor or Magistrate. Read more about becoming a School Governor or Magistrate.
Feedback to us directly
We always welcome your feedback on our services. Read more about How to Make a Complaint, Comment or Compliment.
Last updated: 02 December 2013
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