We want to give everyone who lives in County Durham, works here or comes to visit, the chance to help improve our services and influence the decisions we make. One way that we do this is through holding consultations.
Before making significant changes to any of our services we ask the public for their views. This helps us ensure our services meet the needs of our communities. For details on how we consult with people, please download our consultation and engagement strategy.
Proposed changes to Shotley Bridge Infant and Junior Schools
Details of a proposal to change the age range of Shotley Bridge Infant School from 4-7 to 4-11 from 1 September 2015 to create a primary school and to close Shotley Bridge Junior School as a separate school on 31 August 2015.
Closing date for comments is 23 December 2014.
This consultation gives businesses in County Durham the opportunity to give us their views on the proposed Environment, Health and Consumer Protection (EHCP) enforcement policy. The policy outlines how we will engage with businesses, provide advice and guidance to businesses, and respond to breaches of the law. We will consult on a number of key issues including:
Closing date for comments is Wednesday 7 January 2015.
Last year we carried out extensive consultation on how we should address the challenge of reducing our annual budget by approximately £225 million during the period 2014-2017. Before we finalise our plans for next year's budget, we're asking you to comment on our approach and let us know if anything significant has changed in your neighbourhood that might impact on what we learnt from the 4,000 people who took part. Find out more and have your say on the Budget consultation 2015 - 2016.
Closing date for comments is Friday 12 December 2014.
Consultation affecting places Langley Moor Primary School reception class.
Closing date for comments is Sunday 4 January 2015.
We must publish a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) which details current and planned pharmacy provision in County Durham by April 2015. You can comment on the draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment before it is finalised.
Comments must be received by Friday 12 December 2014.
We work on a variety of planning schemes across the county and some of these applications require a consultation process. You can find:
When our consultations close, we analyse the information we receive and make decisions based on that information. Find out about previous consultations: