Consultation Hub

Welcome to the West Sussex County Council Have Your Say Consultation Hub. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.  Recently updated consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

Open Consultations

  • Coronavirus Pandemic Resident Survey May 2020

    In these difficult and unprecedented times, it is crucial that we keep connected with how our residents are feeling about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is important that we have a good understanding of how you are interpreting national guidance, how the pandemic is impacting your... More

    Closes 31 May 2020

  • Milk Supply: Request for Information

    The County Council has committed to working to eliminate single-use plastic across our estate. We have recently been told about an initiative at Telford and Wrekin Council, where a local dairy farmer has installed a milk vending machine in their main building to enable staff to reduce the... More

    Closes 1 June 2020

  • Seeking your feedback on Burgess Hill walking and cycling improvements

    Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council are asking for feedback about the sustainable transport projects of the Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme. Mid Sussex District Council is currently working with West Sussex County Council to devlier the... More

    Closes 25 June 2020

  • Early Years Staffing Survey COVID-19 Version 2

    From 1 June, early years providers are starting to broaden the number of children that are attending and some are re-opening after being temporarily closed. We are aware that some providers may still not be able to re-open, for example if the premises they usually operate from is currently not... More

    Closes 3 July 2020

  • Customer Experience feedback

    Please help us to get better At West Sussex County Council we want to find out whether our customers are satisfied with how easy it is to contact us, and the best way to achieve this is to ask you! One way we are doing this is to ask you to complete a very short survey and I would be... More

    Closes 31 August 2020

Forthcoming Consultations

Closed Consultations

  • Early Years DfE COVID-19 Return 102

    The early years and childcare sector is part of a critical national infrastructure providing care for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children in response to COVID-19. It is crucial that the government has up-to-date information on what early years and... More

    Closed 27 May 2020

  • Approved Premises License Application Edes House 2020

    Notice of application made under the Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations 1995, Marriage Act 1949 and Civil Partnership Act 2004 for the Approval of Premises as a venue for Civil Marriage and Registration of Civil Partnerships More

    Closed 21 May 2020

  • Geek week survey

    The Short Breaks team and West Sussex Short Breaks providers are planning to hold an online event soon for children and young people. Our idea is to have a online Geek Week. Geek Week is a fun week where you can do great activities like Sci Fi quiz nights, Cos Play competitions ,... More

    Closed 21 May 2020

  • Early Years DfE COVID-19 Return 101

    The early years and childcare sector is part of a critical national infrastructure providing care for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children in response to COVID-19. It is crucial that the government has up-to-date information on what early years and... More

    Closed 20 May 2020

  • Early Years DfE COVID-19 Return 010

    The early years and childcare sector is part of a critical national infrastructure providing care for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children in response to COVID-19. It is crucial that the government has up-to-date information on what early years and childcare... More

    Closed 15 May 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked you for your ideas and feedback to help us plan an online half term activity week.

 

 

You Said

Most popular themes

1 Harry Potter

2 Minecraft , super heroes

3  Pokemon

Most popular activities

1 Crafts

2 Film watch parties

3 Online disco, quiz

We Did

Geek Week is happening 26th to 29th May 2020. You can join us 'live' during the week or watch recorded activities whenever you like.

You said your favourite theme was Harry Potter, so we will be adding some wizarding themed videos through out the week!

You said crafts were your favourite activity, so we have put together some craft videos for you to try at home.

We Asked

The new SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilty) and Inclusion Strategy 2019-2024 supports the additional places for SEND school places. This consultation proposed the addition of four new Specialist Support Centres (SSC's) and the re-designation of an existing SSC creating an additional 58 spaces. The SSC's will cater for pupils with 'social communication needs'.

You Said

A total of 169 responses. Overall  a minimum of 80% supported proposals and agreeing that the schools were centred on the needs of children (above 68% across the five schools). Other comments reflected that appropiate finances would need to be afforded to each school and that there were a lack of SEND places in some localities, Horsham being highlighted.

We Did

Consultation reponses have been shared with schools. Individual school governing bodies will now take decisions whether to proceed with an SSC. Feasability studies are being carried out at the respective schools. Seperate consultations are also being conducted at the following Academy schools; Edward Bryant - Bognor Regis (12 additional places),  Worthing High (re-deignation to Social Communication Needs and 4 additional places), Warden Park - Cuckfield (re-deignation to Social Communication Needs and 8 additional places).

We Asked

During this project we engaged with West Sussex residents using Supported Living services between November 2019 and February 2020.  This project included an online survey. six drop-in events, two carers focus groups and informtion from the Learning Disability Partnership Board.

 Responses were received from individuals, family and friend carers and self advocacy groups. There was a limited response from mental health customers which will necessitate further consultation around this group to understand their perspective more fully.

You Said

There were three main questions:

  • 1. What is important to you?
  • 2. What housing support do you want?
  • 3. What do you want to tell us about your experience?

The results of this engagement are available in the results section below.

We Did

The current West Sussex Supported Lviving Framework contract is due to end in March 2021. The retendering of the Supported Living Framework will provide an opportunity to address some of the issues raised around types of placements and will go some way to support recruitment and retention in the market.