Consultations

Your views are vital to help us provide the best services possible. Want more of a say on our services? Want to let the decision-makers know what you think? Want to influence the work we do?  You can join our mailing list by emailing consultation@wychavon.gov.uk with your name, address and contact details.  From time to time we will email you to ask for your views on various parts of our work.

 

Current consultations

Have your say on our Statement of Licensing Policy

We are currently conducting a periodic review of our Statement of Licensing Policy under section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.  The policy statement sets out how we will approach our functions as a licensing authority under the Act.

Before determining and publishing its policy statement for the next five year period, we are required to consult with:

(a) the chief officer of police for the licensing authority’s area,
(b) the fire and rescue authority for that area,
(c) such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of premises licences issued by that authority,
(d) such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of club premises certificates issued by that authority,
(e) such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of personal licences issued by that authority, and
(f) such other persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of businesses and residents in its area.

A draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy has been produced and can be downloaded here.

The draft Statement of Licensing Policy has been updated to reflect changes to the law and guidance since the existing statement of policy came into effect in October 2014.  The changes between the draft revised version and the existing statement of licensing policy are shown with the use of red text. 

Comments on the draft revised statement of licensing policy can be sent by email to enquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk (please use the subject line “Wychavon Licensing Policy Consultation”).  Alternatively comments can be posted to:

Wychavon Licensing Policy Consultation
Worcestershire Regulatory Services
Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF

The consultation will remain open for comments until Friday 11th January 2019 and all comments received will be considered by the Council before the publication of a new Statement of Licensing Policy during 2019.

 

Recent consultations

Recent consultations, which are now closed, are listed below.  Click on a topic to find out more about the consultation, what the results were and what we have done as a result.

Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (“PSPO”) across the Council’s riverside parks in Evesham

Wychavon District Council is consulting on a proposal to make a PSPO across the Council’s riverside parks in Evesham. 

The aim of the proposed PSPO is to target alcohol related anti-social behaviour across the parks by prohibiting the consumption of alcohol in these areas.  The PSPO will also prohibit urination and defecation.  The PSPO will provide both the police and the council with more powers to take action against any perpetrators.

The Council would like to hear your views on whether we should introduce the PSPO.  To assist this, we have created a short questionnaire which can be found in the links below.  You will also find an FAQ document which provides more information on what a PSPO is and what exactly the Council is proposing.  We have also included a draft of the proposed Order and plans showing the locations of the parks.  The consultation period will remain open until 5PM on 24th May 2018.

 

Future priorities consultation - closed autumn 2015

To help us with developing our new four year strategy, over the summer of 2015 we asked residents to answer a short survey about our future priorities - what they thought we should do more of and less of.  Nearly 1,000 residents responded to the consultation, giving us a snapshot of views rather than a representative sample. You can see a summary of the results here

We worked with MEL Research Ltd to run focus groups for us with residents during October. The focus groups delved deeper into views about creating prosperity, balancing the need for new homes with concerns about development, a clean and green Wychavon, what we can do to help improve health and support older people to lead healthy and independent lives. 

You can read MEL Research Ltd's report containing the results from both the survey and focus groups here.

We have used the results from the future priorities consultation to help us develop a new four year strategy for the council.

 

Submit or sign a petition/e-petition in Wychavon

For more information contact:

Paul Curry
Joint Research and Intelligence Officer
Telephone: 01386 565333, 9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
Email: paul.curry@wychavon.gov.uk

 

Worcestershire's Strategic Direction for Tackling Homelessness 2018-21 Consultation

We are asking for your views on Worcestershire's Strategic Direction for Tackling Homelessness.

This document expands on the strategic priorities for tackling homelessness already identified within the Worcestershire Housing Partnership Plan and the Homelessness Review.

In order to tackle homelessness comprehensively, we need to ensure that:

  • There are genuinely affordable low-cost rental options for households on benefits and low paid/insecure work
  • We minimise risks for those who are most vulnerable to homelessness by focusing our prevention activities further "upstream".
  • We provide earlier, more flexible and more comprehensive responses to those in crisis/at risk of entering crisis, and provide appropriate support for homeless people whose needs go beyond homelessness.

We value your input on how we are going to deliver those priorities within each of the districts of Worcestershire.

Please take a look at the Worcestershire Strategic Direction for Tackling Homelessness and let us know your views in a short questionnaire using the link below:

Worcestershire Strategic Direction for Tackling Homelessness survey

(Please note, the document is currently in draft format)

Please return your feedback no later than 9.00am on 19th June 2018.