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Council to challenge High Court decision over closure of NHS stroke units

March 31, 2020

An appeal against the High Court’s ruling to uphold NHS plans to close several stroke units in Kent has been launched. Medway Council launched its appeal against the decision handed…

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Consultation in Canada – provide your place of residence

March 20, 2020

tCI Commentary: In the attached article, Councillor Hardwick promotes the idea of consultees being required to provide their place of residence when responding to consultations pertinent to Vancouver City Council’s…

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20,000 respond to library consultation

March 17, 2020

More than 20,000 people have responded to a consultation on a plan to close libraries. Hampshire County Council launched a 10-week consultation as it bids to cut £1.76m from its…

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NHS temporary closure decision referred to IRP

March 16, 2020

Herefordshire Council will refer the decision to temporarily close minor injury units in Herefordshire over the last three winters without consultation to the health secretary Matt Hancock. Councillors unanimously backed…

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Community challenges Council’s engagement efforts with BAME groups

March 5, 2020

A residents group is planning on taking the council to court over its decision to remove the A34 Perry Barr flyover. Members of the A34 Safety Action Group have handed…

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NHS public meeting described as ‘shambolic’

March 4, 2020

tCI Commentary: Approximately two-thirds of the consultation staff who attend our training courses admit to a loathing of public meetings. It is a topic we have written about in several…

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NHS success at the High Court over major reconfiguration plans

February 27, 2020

tCI Commentary: The NHS’ run of success in the High Court continues. Resisting Appeals from unhappy Councillors and patients at Banbury, Poole in Dorset and at also South Tyneside in…

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Council consultation slammed as “fundamentally flawed”

February 27, 2020

Plans for a village and its public consultation have been slammed as “fundamentally flawed”. Hale Civic Society and the Federation of Small Businesses have criticised Trafford Council’s plans to redesign…

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Scottish school closure reaches Court of Session

February 27, 2020

Council chiefs are facing fresh pressure to halt the closure of a Carse of Gowrie primary school. Abernyte Primary is scheduled to shut in July before the end of the…

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