Your views are vital to help us provide the best services possible. We carry our consultation on various topics throughout the year. You can find information on consultations we are currently running below. You can also sign up to our email consultation list and we will send you an invite when a consultation is launched.
Our Residents' Survey 2021 launched on Sunday 5 September and will run until 3 October.
The annual questionnaire will give people across the district an opportunity to say what they think of their local area and services.
This year, the survey includes questions on what makes an area a good place to live and priorities for improvement. It also asks for views on community strengths, loneliness and isolation and our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Feedback will be used to improve services and the ongoing recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. A summary of the results will be published anonymously on the council website.
It takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete but progress can be saved, so it can be completed in stages.
You can read the results of the pdf 2020 residents' survey (672 KB) to find out what people told us.
Local List consultation
We have produced a Supplementary Planning Document for Locally Listed Buildings. This document explains what local listing is and our nomination and adoption process.
We would like your views on the proposed document. Comments can be submitted until 19 October 2021.
You can read the Locally Listed Buildings - Supplementary Planning Document online or paper copies can be read at:
- Pershore Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive
- Droitwich Spa Community Contact Centre, Droitwich Spa Library
- Evesham Community Contact Centre, Evesham Library
Local List Consultation, FAO Molly Edwards, Heritage Services, Planning & Infrastructure, Civic Centre, Pershore, Worcs, WR10 1PT.
Have your say on the Abbey Park barrier design
We are proposing to put a barrier in place around Abbey Park in Pershore. This will help protect the park from illegal and unauthorised encampments.
Putting any type of barrier around the park will alter its appearance and character. That is why we are holding a short public consultation on the proposed design to make sure we have public support. We would like you to give your feedback using the online consultation form.
This consultation has now closed. We will post the results soon.
Council’s draft revised Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005
Since the Statement of Principles was last revised during 2018, there have been no significant amendments to the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005. Nor have there been any major changes made to the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) that licensed operators have to comply with or the Gambling Commission’s statutory Guidance to Licensing Authorities (GLA). In light of this, only minor revisions have been included in the Council’s draft revised Statement of Principles.
These minor revisions include updating the introduction section of the Statement to reflect the Council’s current corporate strategy and priorities. This section has also been updated to reflect more recent estimates on the population of the district.
The draft revised Statement has also been revised to nominate the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership as the body competent to advise the Council on matters relating to the protection of children from harm. This is because the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership has replaced the previously nominated Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board.
The list of consultees shown at Appendix B of the draft revised Statement has also been updated to reflect changes to some of the Gambling Trade Associations and to include additional organisations involved in working with people who experience problems with gambling.
The Council is inviting comments on the draft revised Statement of Principles from all interested parties including residents and those running businesses in the District.
Wychavon Gambling Consultation, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF.
Deadline for comments is the 1 October 2021 and all comments received will be considered by the council before the publication of a new Statement of Principles before the end of 2021.
Have your say on new political map for Wychavon
A new pattern of wards is being developed for Wychavon District Council.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has decided that the number of councillors in Wychavon should be 43. This is a change from the current council which has 45.
The Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 20 September 2021.
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Wychavon District Council to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements help the council work effectively. It wants to be sure that its proposals reflect community ties and identities.
The Commission is interested in views on which communities should be part of the same ward. What facilities do people share, such as parks, leisure centres or schools and shopping areas? What issues do neighbouring communities face that they have in common, such as high numbers of visitors or heavy traffic? Have there been new housing or commercial developments that have changed the focus of communities? And are there roads, rivers, railways or other features that people believe form strong boundaries between neighbourhoods?
The Commission will use local views to help it draw up proposals for new ward boundaries. There will be a further round of consultation once the Commission has drawn up those proposals.