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

  • Foster Panel Evaluation for Staff

    A staff survey for workers who have recently attended fostering panel. More

    Closes 31 March 2020

  • EPIC Theme - We need YOUR suggestions!

    We're asking all children in care and care leavers to help us decide our 2020 EPIC theme, along with ideas for the day and anything else to make it a superb day for everyone going! Don't forget you can be nominated through this link If you have any questions about the EPIC Awards or... More

    Closes 30 April 2020

  • Starting School Questionnaire 2019/2020

    As professionals working with young children and their families, we want to support all children to make the best start to their school life. This starts by you selecting the schools you would like your child to attend and then applying for a school place for your child. We also want... More

    Closes 1 May 2020

  • Sussex Better Business for All poll

    West Sussex Trading Standards is a member of Sussex Better Business for All (BBfA), which is part of a national scheme that brings together businesses and regulators to consider and change how local regulation is delivered and received. Our key objectives are to: • establish a... More

    Closes 13 May 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

Closed Consultations

  • Approved Premises Licence Application Roffey Park Institute

    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 27 March 2020

  • West Sussex Early Years Settings COVID-19 Emergency Plan

    Following the Government announcement on Wednesday of the closure of Early Years provision for all but the most vulnerable and the children of key workers, we are working to provide you with greater clarity and to ensure we can meet the needs for these families across the County. More

    Closed 23 March 2020

  • Manager/Mentor Apprenticeship Feedback (Feb 20)

    Your response to this progression survey is to help the Apprenticeship Team understand if aditional help is needed while your employee is on their apprenticeship. It will also help us to make improvements to the system where we can and help you to celebrate your successes! Please click on the... More

    Closed 18 March 2020

  • Statutory Consultation - Proposal to close Rumboldswhyke C of E Infant School

    Ensuring that all children and young people secure the best start in life and are able to support the County in its quest for sustainability and prosperity is key to the future of West Sussex. Our School Effectiveness Strategy 2018-2022 aims to take... More

    Closed 16 March 2020

  • Statutory Consultation - Proposal to relocate and federate Warninglid Primary School

    Ensuring that all children and young people secure the best start in life and are able to support the County in its quest for sustainability and prosperity is key to the future of West Sussex. Our School Effectiveness Strategy 2018-2022 aims to take... More

    Closed 16 March 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

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.

We Asked

The consultation was requested by seven local councils located on the Manhood Peninsula.  The main objective was to assess the public feeling towards self-funding the mobile waste service that runs on consecutive weeks at Selsey and the Witterings.

The survey asked service catchment residents about:

  • Whether or not they would be prepared to pay an additional £5 – 7 per household per year through their Town or Parish Council tax in preference to withdrawing the existing service.
  • Who uses this mobile service, how often and for what purpose.

You Said

Approximately 74% of responders positively agreed to paying an extra amount on their council tax to pay for the service.

We Did

Anonymised results have been shared with the seven local councils who are currently considering the results of the consultation.  A decision is expected by the end of March on whether or not to go ahead with the self-funding.

We Asked

  • Whether you supported our proposal for libraries to be closed between 6.00pm and 7.00pm and for the Mobile Library Service to cease in order to make the required saving whilst maintaining our 36 libraries across the county.
  • What should our priorities be if we were no longer able to run our Mobile Library Service?
  • What impact would it have on you if our libraries were no longer open between 6.00pm and 7.00pm?

You Said

  • 2,079 people or organisations responded.
  • 42% of respondents supported the overall proposal to reduce evening opening and cease the Mobile Library Service, 41% opposed it, while 17% didn't express an opinion.
  • Of the 172 respondents who answered as Mobile Library users, 56 stated that they only used the Mobile Library Service; of these 172 respondents 44 opposed the proposal.
  • Of the 849 respondents who opposed the proposal, 261 used one of the impacted libraries between 6.00pm and 7.00pm in the last month (69% of those who opposed the reduction in evening opening did not use the libraries proposed to have their opening hours reduced).
  • Preferred mitigations in regard to the Mobile Library Service were to promote existing services such as Home Library Direct and working with parishes to provide a Select and Collect service in local communities.

We Did

  • Feedback suggested that the promotion of Home Library Direct and partnership working with parishes for our Select and Collect offer were seen as priorities for our Mobile Library users. We will action these and use postcode data to see where these options were most commonly chosen and explore these with corresponding parishes.
  • We will talk to users that have adopted Home Library Direct, Select and Collect, Digital Library Plus or Reading Friends to ask about their experience of using the new service. This could be done a year after implementation.
  • Saturday openings will be maintained with increased active promotion of our digital services.
  • We will ensure that we recommend either quietest times in the week or locations in the building most suitable for users that value a quiet atmosphere.