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Council officials demand more detail in consultation

April 26, 2018 By

A NEW search to find a community willing to host an underground nuclear waste storage bunker is based on ‘fundamentally flawed’ government policy, council officials in Cumbria have said. The nationwide scheme…

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Council demand Trust’s consultation plan for STP “without delay”

April 26, 2018

The NHS will face calls from leading county councillors to publish a comprehensive plan for public consultation on its controversial proposals for a major shakeup of health services in Lincolnshire.…

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Judicial review – all the rage?

April 25, 2018

tCI commentary: This does not refer directly to public consultations. But we know that such weaknesses in process feature in many legal challenges. What this excellent article illustrates is the…

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Council praised for “listening” to consultees

April 25, 2018

An initial consultation by Northumberland County Council about schools in the West of the county drew anger from parents. Parents are celebrating victory in a fight to save rural schools…

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5 ways that planners should use online community engagement

April 24, 2018

Most planners understand the need to engage the community and the benefits of doing so but many have limited their adoption of online tools to one off forays into the…

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Council consider legal action against Health Board decision

April 24, 2018

THE decision to close a dementia unit at Chepstow Community Hospital could face a legal challenge from the local authority. Councillors in Monmouthshire have been told that there is a…

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Council consultation slammed in damning report

April 24, 2018

COUNCILLORS proposing to close a Kidderminster respite centre for disabled children have been accused of adding to the distress of families in a damning report. Scrutiny Task Group will present…

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Local Healthwatch event drives benefits of continuous conversation

April 24, 2018

Healthwatch Isle of Wight hosted their Empowering Engagement event in March, the first of its kind on the Island. It celebrated the achievement of the Empowering Engagement programme, a project…

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Council u-turn on SEND cuts decision following backlash

April 24, 2018

A CONTROVERSIAL decision to cut council cash for pupils with special educational needs in Halton has been abandoned following a backlash. The announcement was made at an executive board meeting on Thursday…

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