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.

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Open Consultations
Worthing Community Hub
Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer - Developments
Childcare for Children With a Special Educational Need or Disability
SEND Providers Learning and Development Needs
Bognor Regis Frith Road Consultation
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Forthcoming Consultations
Redevelopment of the former Novartis site Horsham
Whole School/College wellbeing
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Closed Consultations
Approved Premises License Application – The Balcony Room
Horsham Fire Station relocation
EPIC Nominations for Best Supporting Adult
EPIC Awards Nominations 2018
SummerFest 2018
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We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

For your comments on a four page document that outlined the County Council’s Vision, Principles and Values for Education in West Sussex.

The document proposed aims and objectives for School Organisation and School Improvement which the Education and Skills Directorate will focus on over the next four years. It suggested an approach to build sustainable capacity for school places and incorporated the policy to challenge and support schools to improve by targeting resources, broadening the services that are traded and enabling school-to-school support.

You Said

  • You broadly supported the Vision, Principles and Values.
  • You were concerned about what it might mean for smaller schools in rural parts of West Sussex and wanted more explanation and clarification about what this will mean in practice.
  • You told us how much you value the School Improvement Team, but had concerns about visits reducing or a model that relied on school-to-school support.

 

We Did

  1. Had additional discussions with School Leaders and Governors on the detail to respond to concerns raised during the consultation period.
  2. Considered all consultation responses and feedback and the final strategy and its implementation will; 
  • Refine our approach to focus on the sustainablity of schools in the rural localities.
  • Increase the minimum number of contacts fro the School Improvment Team to 'good' or 'outstanding' schools.
  • Develop school-to-school suport over time and in partnership. 

We Asked

We asked all the frontagers of Queens Road, Church Avenue, Gordon Road and Bridge Road about proposals to introduce speed cushions in Queens Road, a 20mph speed limit in all the roads and a 7.5 tonne weight restriction (except for access) in Queens Road between Mill Green Road and Bridge Road.

You Said

As a result of distributing around 450 letters and drawings and an online Have Your Say webpage we received 88 replies.

From those:

- Regarding the proposed speed cushions, 69 were in favour and 19 against;

- Regarding the 20mph speed limit, 75 were in favour and 13 were against;

- Regarding the 7.5 tonne weight restriction (except for access), 83 were in favour and 5 were against.

(1 paper was returned blank)

 

We Did

These responses indicate significant frontager support and as such we are proceeding to Statutory Public Consultation so that we may introduce these measures subject to receiving any further comments or objections from our statutory public consultees or the wider public. The process of Statutory Public Consultation is expected to happen over the next few months and any measures would be introduced in the coming financial year i.e. between April 2019 and March 2020.

We Asked

We asked for your feedback on the proposed objectives and priorities for the council’s new Bus Strategy and whether you thought there was anything else we should include.

You Said

There were 1,302 responses to the consultation, with over 80% agreement for each of the proposed objectives and an average of 87% agreement overall.

The following priorities were ranked as being the most important to you:

  1. Prioritise investment in good accessible bus infrastructure for bus users
  2. Give buses priority over other travel modes when congestion occurs
  3. Work with all tiers of Local Government in seeking funding for prioritised local bus and community transport services

Many of you also provided additional comments and feedback as to what else you would like to see included in the Bus Strategy.

You can see a summary of the results and findings here.

We Did

Your comments and feedback are currently being considered and taken into account for the new West Sussex Bus Strategy for 2018-2026, which will be published soon.