Consultation

Greater Manchester first to consult on bus franchising

09/10/2019

Greater Manchester is set to become the first city-region in the UK to hold a public consultation on the introduction of a bus franchising scheme.

Whitehall consults on plans to simplify planning rules for 5G roll-out

27/08/2019

The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to simplify planning rules for mobile infrastructure to support the roll-out of 5G across the country.

Council drops plans to close ‘third of libraries’ after outcry

10/07/2019

Essex County Council has done a U-turn on its plan to close nearly a third of its libraries after a consultation received thousands of responses opposing it.

Council told to consult residents over free parking

23/05/2019

Stockport Council has been told to consult residents over their right to free parking permits after the ombudsman found it had been unfairly refusing them.

Delay to Northamptonshire reorganisation welcomed

14/05/2019

Council leaders have welcomed the year-long delay to plans to create two new unitaries in Northamptonshire.

Hopes for legislative backing behind new code

24/04/2019

An overhaul of financial management in councils could be enshrined in law, according to a consultation that stakeholders must respond to within days to influence.

Whitehall publishes consultation on home school register

02/04/2019

Local authority leaders have welcomed proposals from the Government to launch a new register of all children not attending mainstream schools.

NAO floats auditing overhaul

13/03/2019

The way auditors examine council accounts could be overhauled, the National Audit Office (NAO) has suggested.

Council chiefs welcome pothole consultation

06/03/2019

Local government leaders have welcomed a Government consultation on utility firms’ roadworks guarantee, but warned it does not address the repairs backlog.

Council chiefs insist waste reforms must be ‘fully funded’

18/02/2019

Local authority leaders have welcomed plans to ‘overhaul’ the waste system, but cautioned Whitehall that any reforms need to be fully funded.

Council faces legal action over £20m cuts to SEND budget

03/10/2018

Surrey County Council is facing a legal battle over plans to cut its special educational needs and disabilities budget by more than £20m.

Gloucester CC consults on £50m regeneration scheme

28/09/2018

Gloucester City Council has launched a consultation on a £50m regeneration scheme designed to provide support to the city’s creative industries.

Whitehall to consult on allowing ‘fracking’ without planning permission

20/07/2018

The Government yesterday launched a consultation on plans to allow drilling for shale gas to go ahead without planning permission.

Grayson Perry backs borough’s £3.5m ‘artists’ house’ plans

26/04/2018

The Turner prize winner Grayson Perry has thrown his weight behind council plans to build affordable housing for artists in Barking town centre.

Put traveller site provision first, charities tell Whitehall

16/04/2018

Charities have written to the Government urging it to address the ‘root cause’ of unauthorised traveller sites rather than adopting more punitive measures.

Government to review council powers over illegal traveller sites

05/04/2018

The Government is to review how local authorities can deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments more effectively.

Public backs 'safe, accessible' Oxford Street pedestrianisation

14/03/2018

Plans to pedestrianise part of Oxford Street have been backed by a majority of the 22,000 people who responded to the latest consultation but the authorities have pledged to look at issues of safety and accessibility raised by the public.

Principles agreed for deciding future of Grenfell Tower site

01/03/2018

A set of principles to guide the forthcoming consultations on the future of the Grenfell Tower site have been agreed between the council, the community and the Government.

Consultation launched into future of adult social care workforce

22/02/2018

A consultation into addressing the challenges facing the adult social care workforce has been launched.

Isle of Wight launches consultation on school term-times

10/11/2017

The Isle of Wight has launched a consultation on whether its policy on school holidays could include cutting the summer break and making half terms longer.

Council considers going for Royal City status

17/08/2017

Gloucester City Council has launched a public consultation over whether it should bid for Royal City status.

Westminster consultation on tall buildings ‘not about skyscrapers’, council insists

28/03/2017

Westminster CC in London has launched a consultation on whether to consturct more tall buildings to cope with a growing need for housing and office space.

Consultation on proposed changes to Scottish constituencies launched

21/10/2016

The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its initial proposals for a new map of UK parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, marking the beginning of a three-month public consultation.

Bristol launches consultation amid ‘mountainous budget challenge’

14/10/2016

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation on its five-year plan for the city in the context of a ‘mountainous budget challenge.’

Highways jobs

Senior Manager – Older Adults – Residential Care

Cumbria County Council
£68,709 - £71,218
This pivotal role requires leadership and management of the Council's twenty in house Residential Care services Carlisle, Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Co-ordinators

Buckinghamshire Council
£30,874 - £37,188 per annum
Interested in a career as an EHC Coordinator? Come along to our drop-in event to meet members of the SEND team and find out more about the role! England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recuriter: Buckinghamshire Council

Deputyship Case Officer

Essex County Council
Up to £26260 per annum
Essex Legal Services provide high quality, professional, legal advice across the Council and to increasing numbers of external clients. Providing a cl England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker- Children in Care

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £41000.0 per annum
Please note this role is based in Colchester and is open to Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSWs). The starting salary for NQSW is £27,775 per annum England, Essex, Colchester
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Technical Support Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£21.591 - £25.809
Using your administrative and communication skills to the full, you’ll provide invaluable support across our busy Directorate.  Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

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