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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


Private Water Supplies: Consultation - sampling fees (closes 30th November)

We are reviewing how we charge for sampling private water supplies in the Craven district  -  we would like your views on the different options in this document  Private Water Supplies: Consultation - sampling fees [429kb]   Please send any comments you wish to make in writing to: Private Water Supplies, Environmental Health, Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ.   Or fill out the short survey online

Your Money, Your Say! - 2016/17 Budget Consultation (closes 30th November 2015)  

The council has begun the process of setting its revenue budget for the 2016/17 financial year.  We want to know if you think the council spends your money in the best way or if you think we could spend it better.   You can find out more about the council's budget, where we get our funding from and the challenges we face by reading our  Your Money, Your Say! Budget Consultation Document [1Mb].  The easiest way to tell us is complete ouYour Money, Your Say! - Online Survey.


Local Green Space designations - call for sites (closes 2nd December 2015)

The council is inviting applications to designate Local Green Space as part of the emerging New local plan. Applications can be submitted over a 6 week period from Wednesday 21st October to Wednesday 2nd December, 2015. Further details can be found on the Planning Policy News page.


Craven District Council Equality objectives (closes 31 December 2015)

All public authorities are required to publish one or more equality objectives at least every four years to help them to meet the aims of the general equality duty.

We are currently reviewing our objectives for 2016 - 2020 and would like to know your views on our draft objectives. Our draft objectives focus on training our staff and knowing our customers as we believe these will make the biggest impact on our services to make sure best serve all of Craven's communities.

Please tell us your views by completing our short survey no later than 31 December 2015. If you would prefer you can pick up a paper copy from Craven District Council offices at Belle Vue Square or Craven Pool reception. Or contact the Policy Development Officer to have one posted to you.

All of Craven District Council's information is available in a variety of formats upon request, this includes braille, audio, large print and a variety of languages. If you would like to receive a copy of this survey in a way which is better for you please telephone 01756 700600 or email


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 in Craven


NYCC Consultation on proposed school admission arrangements for 2017/2018 (closes 4 December)

NYCC are consulting on proposed school admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools 2017/2018. You can view each of the proposals in the proposed school admission arrangements consultation documents on their website. If you wish to respond please email


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.