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Preparing for recovery- the post-pandemic normal

August 13, 2020 By Article

Here at the Institute, we’ve been increasingly starting to turn our minds to what comes next. What does the future hold for consultation and engagement in a post-pandemic world, and…

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Hampshire County Council’s consultation on libraries

August 13, 2020 Consultation News

A consultation on the opening hours of the 40 council-run libraries across the county is now under way. It comes as last month Hampshire County Council approved plans to close…

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Caversham campaigners slam controversial one-way system plan

August 13, 2020 Consultation News

Active travel plans in Caversham have been slammed by residents and cycling campaigners, who say the proposal will turn a residential street into a “racetrack” and are a repeat “if…

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Future of Berkshire West’s hydrotherapy services to be discussed in consultation

August 13, 2020 Consultation News

Hydrotherapy services across Berkshire West could be cut to save money. A 12-week public consultation launched this week (August 10) to seek views on the future provision of hydrotherapy services…

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COVID-19 lowered expectations… but signposts the end of ‘pick and choose’ consultations

August 12, 2020 By Article

It was bound to happen. Amongst the frenetic days of lockdown in March, Ministers took decisions so quickly that consultation was neglected in the race to make or amend new…

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Council calls residents to join oversight committee for the town’s new neighbourhood plans

August 7, 2020 Consultation News

Christchurch Town Council are appealing for residents to join the oversight committee for the town’s new Neighbourhood Plan. Town councillors held their inaugural meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group…

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A guide to online facilitation

August 7, 2020 Article

Characteristics Foremost, facilitators need people skills, patience and be able to act sociably in order to gain respect.  A comprehensive list of cultural competencies[1] are listed below: – Be non-judgemental/withhold judgement.…

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Nursey closure will ‘hit town’s most deprived community’

August 7, 2020 Consultation News

Working parents in one of Walsall’s most deprived communities will be forced into unemployment if the council closes its last remaining nursery, a crunch meeting has heard. Town hall bosses…

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Library closures: controversial plans to close up to eight libraries labelled as ‘disturbing’

August 7, 2020 Consultation News

The announcement of the closure of a number of Hampshire libraries has been described at “disturbing”. Hampshire Unison has expressed anger and concern following the announcement from Hampshire County Council.…

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