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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

Cross Hills Retail Area Consultation 

Cross Hills residents and businesses are being asked to comment on ideas to improve the appearance of the main shopping area.

Residents and businesses are being asked to submit their views on the plans by March 15. More information and a feedback form can be found at or by emailing or calling 01756 706 214. The information is also available in Cross Hills Library, Main Street, Cross Hills.

Craven Museum & Gallery and Skipton Tourist Information Centre

Craven District Council is consulting on the options for redeveloping Craven Museum & Gallery and Skipton Tourist Information Centre, both housed within the Town Hall. The latest stage of public consultation is now underway to find out what people think about this exciting idea and to help shape the way forward.  Craven Museum & Gallery is already a popular visitor destination with 64,000 visitors last year; staff want to find out what people like about the current museum and how they think it could be improved both in layout and in its displays and activities.

The museum will celebrate the history of the Craven district, the many historical places it has to explore and share our stories with future generations. As part of this project - and to find out more about what you feel is important for museums to achieve - please answer our questionnaire. The Craven Museum 2020 survey only takes a few minutes.

Consultations and involvement opportunities from other organisations

DCMS #OurCulture Discussion - Have Your Say!

From the arts to museums, galleries and heritage, Department for Culture, Media and Sport DCMS is the government department that brings together all aspects of culture to ensure #OurCulture contributes to vibrant and healthy communities across the UK.  They have set up a discussion platform to share and discuss ideas under each of the strategy's main themes.  The DCMS will soon be launching proposals for a new cultural strategy, and these views will help inform that strategy.

You can get  involved by posting your ideas and comments against each of the four main challenges on their website

  • Places: Ideas on how how culture brings together communities across the UK.
  • Funding: Building financial resilience in cultural organisations and new funding models.
  • People: How people engage with culture and how to ensure everyone can access and experience culture. 
  • Cultural Diplomacy: Working with our cultural institutions to promote Britain abroad.