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Have Your Say (Current consultations)

This page lists all of the current consultations and opportunities to get involved in shaping the services, policies and decisions made by Craven District Council.

Listed below are all of the current opportunities to have your say and get involved in in shaping the services, policies and decisions made by Craven District Council and our partner agencies. 

How to keep up to date with all the latest consultations

All consultation materials are available in Braille, audio, large print and alternative languages. If you require consultation in an alternative format please contact the Policy Development Officer .

The amount of time feedback takes to produce will differ according to the consultation.  

 Current Craven District Council consultations and involvement opportunities

Review of of Polling Districts and Polling Places - Closes 31st July 2014

Craven District Council is conducting a review of polling districts and polling places.

Representations or views on the existing provision of polling places within the District are welcomed from any registered elector within the Craven District boundary or within the Skipton and Ripon parliamentary constituency which falls partly within the Craven District Council area. Suggestions are invited as to alternative places within the District that may be used as polling places.

The Council also welcomes representations from any person or body with expertise in access for people with any type of disability.

The consultation period for the review will commence on the 7th July 2014 and will end on the 31st July 2014. The Returning Officer will publish representations on proposed polling districts and polling places by the 8th August 2014 and the period for representations on these proposals will end on the 30th September 2014.

Representations are invited by email to or by post to the address below:

Returning Officer
Craven District Council
1 Belle Vue Square
Broughton Road 
BD23 1FJ

Open Space Survey - Closes 1st June 2014

If you live in word icon North Craven Area [2Mb], Craven District Council would like to hear your views about the open space in your area, this includes parks and gardens, allotments, play areas, cemeteries and civic spaces. Please complete the online survey by no later than the 1 June 2014. Your views will help us to evaluate the provision and quality of open space in North Craven and help to inform the emerging New Local Planfor Craven. The information from this survey will also help to inform the Council's day to day work with communities and can also help provide information for parish plans.

At this stage please complete the survey ONLY if you live in the areas inside of the red boundary indicated on theword icon North Craven Area [2Mb] map. We are planning on extending the survey to other areas of Craven in the future.

Contaminated Land Strategy - Closes 25th July 2014

The Council's Environmental Health Team are consulting on their pdf icon Contaminated Land Strategy [778kb] which sets out how the Council intends to deal with contaminated land in the district. The Council will be consulting all statutory partners about the strategy and also welcome comments from the public. If you would like to comment on the strategy please contact the Environmental Health team with your comments.

Craven Pool and Fitness Centre Survey

Craven Pool - outside Please take a moment to tell us your views about Craven Pool and Fitness Centre. Even if you don't use the pool, we would like to hear from you. The survey should take no longer than ten minutes to complete. All completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw to win a years free membership at Craven Pool and Fitness Centre. To complete the survey please click on the link below, surveys should be completed by midnight 30th April 2014.

Click here to complete the Craven Pool and Fitness Centre Survey

 Consultations and involvement opportunities from other organisations in Craven

NHS Accessible Information (closing date: 21 February 2014)

NHS England would like your input into plans to make health and social care information more accessible to make sure that people can understand the information they are given about their health and care. We also want everyone to be able to get involved in decisions that affect them.

A survey has been produced for patients affected by sight loss or hearing loss. The NHS want to know what problems people have when trying to communicate with health and care organisations, and they want to learn from examples of good practice.

To complete the survey, visit the NHS website. If you would like a copy of the patient survey in a different format, for example audio CD, please email or telephone 0113 8251324.

The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action (closing date: 31 January 2014)

NHS England has called on the public, NHS staff and politicians to have an open and honest debate about the future shape of the NHS in order to meet rising demand, introduce new technology and meet the expectations of its patients. This is set against a backdrop of flat funding which, if services continue to be delivered in the same way as now, will result in a funding gap which could grow to £30bn between 2013/14 to 2020/21.

The NHS want to know what's most important to you, so that they can plan for the future. To have your say, complete theword icon The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action [1Mb]. You can also complete the survey online no later than the 31 January 2014.

Thepdf icon NHS England Call to Action document [532kb] gives further information about the consultation.