Leamington Spa Post Office is proposing a move from its current branch on Priory Terrace to a new and modernised location at Spar, 32 Bath Street, Leamington Spa.
During November 2012 and February 2013 we asked you your views on the Books on Prescription (BOP) scheme. Please find the full results here.
In May 2013 we asked you for your ‘rubbish views!’.
As recycling rates have increased significantly from about a quarter to around a half of all Warwickshire residents’ rubbish, this has reduced reliance on landfill and has avoided cost to taxpayers amounting to millions of pounds each year.
We asked you for your views on the new waste targets for 2020.
A consultation on the Local Plan Revised Development Strategy and options for Gypsy and Travellers sites start on 14th June.
On the 4th June 2013 Warwick District Council’s Executive agreed to consult on;
a) a Revised Development Strategy for the Local Plan, and;
b) site options for future gypsy and traveller accommodation.
The Local Government Boundary Commission has begun consulting on new ward boundaries for Stratford-on-Avon District. The review has already agreed that the number of councillors will reduce from 53 to 36, and now the Commission is seeking views on how boundaries for the new wards should be drawn.
More details are available here.
We are reviewing your mobile library service this summer. Let us know what you think of your mobile library service.
We are inviting people to have a say about redesign proposals for children’s disability services in Warwickshire.
We need to find out more about how aware people in Warwickshire are about services for the family provided by the County Council.
School and college pupils were asked to take part in a survey asking questions from a broad range of themes from staying safe to being healthy.
The survey was undertaken between January and March 2013 and a total of 5,510 completed responses were received.
The play area at Alwyn Road in Rugby is being re-developed. Have your say to create a park which caters for all.
Recycling rates have increased significantly from about a quarter to around a half of all Warwickshire residents’ rubbish. We now need to set new waste targets for 2020 and we’d like your views.
Here at Warwickshire County Council it is important we raise awareness of loan sharks and provide advice on safer and more affordable money lending e.g Credit Unions.
We recently surveyed 15,000 young people across Warwickshire, the top two issues they are most concerned about are bullying and employment.
This information will help the County Youth Panel to set priorities for their work as well as influencing wider services provided by the council for young people.
There will be lots more work done with the results from this survey and we will keep you posted here!
Earlier this month we carried out a consultation on all aspects of HWRCs. As a result of this we had several comments regarding opening hours. Last year, we did reduce the opening hours and/or times at our HWRCs due to a reduction in our waste management budget.
The good news is that from April – September every Wednesday is late night opening till 6.30pm at all HWRCs except Stockton and Shipston (due to planning restrictions). As a result we will be promoting these summer-time extended opening hours. There are also longer hours of operation at the weekends, extended further in the summer.
Residents of the Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough are being asked to take part in a consultation about potential new powers that could see irresponsible dog owners punished.
The deadline is approaching for anyone not registered to vote to do so before the forthcoming county council elections on 2 May.
All residents aged 18 or over who are British , EU or Commonwealth citizens and on the electoral register are eligible to vote. WCC News have produced a 60 second video clip with all you need to know.
The full list of candidates for all 62 County Council seats is now available. Find out who’s standing in your local area at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elections.
On 2nd May this year, residents across Warwickshire will be voting for their local County Councillor.
In Autumn 2012 the Library Service carried out their annual Library User Satisfaction Survey. There were some excellent results which showed high levels of satisfaction with this service.
We are interested in your views on our Household Waste Recycling Centres. The results from this survey will help us shape the future direction of the service to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of its customers.
During December 2012 and January 2013 we asked you how satisfied you were with Warwickshire County Council. How satisfied you were with how Warwickshire County Council runs things, whether we provide value for money and other satisfaction questions.
The All Ages Autism Strategy Consultation, which runs from 4th March to 31st May 2013, is aimed at young people and adults living with autism (whether diagnosed or not), carers, service providers and professionals. The County Council wants to find out what really matters to people and what kind of support services would make a real difference to their lives.
Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Association of Planning Officers would like your comments and opinions on the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Green Infrastructure Strategy (Consultation). The strategy covers the sub-region and identifies Green Infrastructure (GI) assets for: Accessibility; Biodiversity and Landscape.
This consultation will start on 18th February 2013 for 9 weeks, ending on Monday 22nd April 2013 please use this consultation response form for your consultation feedback as it will help us relate your comments to specific areas.
Many people have concerns over the current arrangements for getting an appointment to see their GP. We are interested in your experiences in booking an appointment to see your GP and how you, as patients, feel about the current system at your surgery.
The survey is completely confidential and should only take a few minutes of your time to complete. The closing date for responses is Friday 22nd February 2013.
In Autumn 2012 Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council carried out their annual Big Survey. The questionnaire asked about the local area, how we could make the local area better, value for money and other satisfaction questions.
The questionnaire consisted of a four page insert in ‘In Touch’ their residents newsletter.
A new footbridge is planned for Stratford’s town train station to provide better access to the platforms for everyone and a public exhibition this month will give people the chance to express their views on the best design.
The new bridge and lifts are scheduled for completion in Spring 2014 and the County Council is currently in the early stages of bridge design. This month’s public exhibition, which is running from 11th – 18th February at the town station, has been organised to enable people to express their views at the start of the design process.
For those who are unable to attend the public exhibition, further details can also be found on the web at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/stratfordtownstation, which also includes an online feedback form. Posters will also be displayed at Stratford Library and the Stratford District Council offices.
We are seeking your views on the Books On Prescription scheme. The scheme works by prescribing people with a book by their GP or mental health professional to improve their health. However, the Books On Presciption books do not have to be prescribed by a health professional they can be picked up in the library as normal.
You do not necessarily have to be someone who has been prescibed a book under the scheme to fill in this survey, it is open to everyone who has picked up one of these books in the library to get comments and views about the book and the Books On Prescription scheme itself.
We are doing the survey online, in libraries (the 17 libraries with Books On Prescription collections) and working with partners who use the books with people who use their services, including the 7 Warwickshire Wellbeing Hubs (run by locally by Mind, Rethink and FCH) and the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service.
The Books On Prescription survey is online and the deadline date has been extended to the 22nd February 2013.
Local Democracy is at the centre of what we do at Warwickshire County Council. The purpose of the Council is to provide services for local people, based on their needs, with the running of these services overseen by local Councillors. This link provides you with more information about how to get involved.
It is difficult to provide a simple recipe for a healthy lifestyle, because there are so many different aspects of people’s lifestyle and behaviours that can impact positively or negatively on their health.
Nevertheless, our Public Health Team has provided a list of tips to help people move towards a healthier lifestyle.
We would like to know what your new years resolutions are to improve your health and wellbeing. Click here to join in the conversation.
Members of the public are being encouraged to respond to a Government consultation on alcohol.
Please click here for more information or to take part in the survey.
We are seeing a continued growth in hospital admissions and liver disease as a result of alcohol across the County.
As part of wider reforms to tackle irresponsible drinking the government is currently consulting on a range of measures including a ban on multi-buy promotions and a minimum unit price of 45p.
Please click here for more information and to join in the conversation.
We value your opinion on the services that Warwickshire County Council provide.
We are seeking your feedback about how satisfied you are with our services.
Our colleagues in the Communications Team have produced this really useful short video introducing people to the Ask Warwickshire site.
The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) is currently undertaking a review of the ward boundaries in Warwick District. These are the areas used to elect local District Councillors. Some of the proposed changes are quite different to the current arrangements, with significant changes to both ward boundaries and names.
We wondered what local residents thought about the proposals. There is a formal consultation process underway (details here) but we also wanted to offer an opportunity to take part in an informal discussion through this site.
More details and a chance to share your views are here.