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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

Aireville Park play area consultation - this consultation closed on November 28th, 2016.

The council consulted on proposals for a new children's play area in Aireville Park, Skipton.

To view the plans, go to Aireville Park - New Play Area

Co-mingling consultation - this consultation is now closed

Your Money, Your Say - 2017/18 Budget Consultation - this consultation closed on November 7th, 2016.

How do you think the council should spend your money?

The council has begun the process of setting its revenue budget for the 2017/18 financial year. We asked if you think the council spends your money in the best way or if you think we could spend it better.

More details on the Budget consultation can be found here: Your Money, Your Say! - 2017/18 Budget Consultation

Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2017/18 Consultation - this consultation closed on November 11th, 2016.

Each year the Council has to decide whether to change the Council Tax Reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area.

This year the Council has decided that changes should be made to bring the Council Tax Reduction scheme in line with the changes made by Central Government in Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

We asked for your views on the proposed changes to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme.

Council Tax discount for unoccupied and unfurnished properties consultation - this consultation closed on November 18th, 2016.

Craven District Council carried out a consultation on proposed changes to the council tax discounts for unoccupied and unfurnished properties.

Ingleton Riverside Park Consultation - this consultation closed on October 21st, 2016

Draft Local Plan consultation - this extended consultation ended on May 31.

Further consultation will be taking place later this year.

The consultation is about the council's local plan. A local plan is a document containing text and maps, setting out how land should be used for such things as housing, employment, recreation and conservation. The aim of the plan is to achieve our economic, environmental and social goals through sustainable development. Policies in a local plan are used to decide planning applications.

The last consultation documents can be downloaded at and reference copies are available in local libraries and at the council's reception desk.

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.