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NHS involvement/consultation clarified by Court

January 18, 2021 By Article

New decision requires careful interpretation It is not a loophole …but there are times when a service change can avoid a consultation. This is if one adopts a strict interpretation…

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Government plans to legislate to protect statues – consultation to become mandatory?

January 18, 2021 By Article

Over the weekend Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, wrote an article in the Sunday Telegraph announcing plans to legislate to protect statues from…

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The Week in Parliament

January 18, 2021 By Article

After our little Cassandra-like venture into prophecy last week and with Parliament now back from their Christmas recess, we can get back into our regular pattern of trying to separate…

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Rail bosses vow to consult disabled passengers after ‘distress’

January 18, 2021 Consultation News

Rail chiefs have promised to consult disabled passengers and groups in future after they failed to do so during refurbishment work at Manchester Victoria station. Wheelchair users had to drag…

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Anti-LTN campaign group issues formal legal challenge to Hackney Council

January 18, 2021 Consultation News

Campaign group Horrendous Hackney Road Closures (HHRC) has issued a High Court legal challenge against the Town Hall’s implementation of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs), which they claim have “divided the…

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Inspectors formally ask Wrexham Council to consider removal of Llay Gypsy and Traveller site from development plan

January 18, 2021 Consultation News

Planning inspectors have formally asked Wrexham Council to consider removing a controversial Gypsy and Traveller site from a key development blueprint. Siân Worden and Melissa Hall, who are examining the…

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‘Failure of democracy’: Councillor slams lack of consultation on cashless parking

January 18, 2021 Consultation News

Not asking for the public’s view on cashless car parking before introducing it to Ceredigion was a “failure of democracy”. Aberaeron councillor Elizabeth Evans said the decision to introduce cashless…

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Consultation in court- the cases of 2020

January 15, 2021 By Article

At the beginning of December last year, the Institute hosted a Wednesday Wisdom session looking at the consultation related legal cases of 2020. As it’s the beginning of the new…

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Climate Emergency Public Engagement Survey – The full report is now available to read and download

January 13, 2021 Article

Who are you talking to? Insights into local authority engagement with the public and wider partners This report, published by APSE Energy, summarises the results from a collaboration between APSE…

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