Have your say

Your views are important to us, so make sure your voice is heard by telling us what you think.

The Community Engagement Strategy 2009 sets out our approach to community engagement. It highlights our commitment to improve our coordination of consultation and engagement activity. This is both within the Council and with our partners.

You can have your say about Council matters and issues in a number of ways. The links below will direct you to more information. This includes how to let us know your views about services and specific Council issues that we are currently consulting on.

We have consulted on our business plan and draft budget. Our consultation survey is now closed. Find out more about our proposals for increasing Council tax by 4.99%, increasing charges for some services and reducing or stopping providing some services.

Read more information about where the Council's budget comes from, how we spend the budget and how we deliver value for money.

Our latest consultations, with links to the surveys, will be listed below:

  • The Council is seeking views on the draft Resources and Waste Strategy which sets out the Council's plans for dealing with materials, waste and resources now and in the future. We would like to know if you agree with the overall vision and principles of the Strategy and if it covers all the major household waste issues facing Cornwall.
    Closes Saturday 31 March 2018.

Our other current consultations, with links to the surveys, will be listed below by the closing date:

  • Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, other health care professionals and Cornwall Council want to know your views about the Self-management of Long Term Conditions in Cornwall. We want to know how we can improve services and empower patients.
    Closes at 12pm on Friday 16 February 2018.

  • Share your views on the Council’s draft Private Rented Strategy for Cornwall and draft Private Sector Enforcement Housing Policy.  The Private Rented Strategy aims to ensure the private rented sector in Cornwall provides safe, stable and affordable private rented homes.  The Private Sector Enforcement Housing Policy sets out the standards that will be applied in enforcement situations in the private rented housing sector.
    Closes on Friday 23 February 2018.

  • If you receive care, are a carer or care service provider, we want to know what you think about two key Council adult social care policies: the draft Charging Policy and the Usual Maximum Price Policy which explain the Council's approach to charging for care services and how we will set the usual maximum price we would expect to pay. We are also seeking views on our draft Choice and Top Up Policy that outlines the introduction of a new method for calculating the cost of placements in Care Homes. More information, including how to have your say on all of the policy proposals, is on our Adult Social Care Policy consultation page.
    Closes Monday 26 February 2018.

  • We all know that too much sugar is bad for us, but with busy lives and an abundance of sugary foods for sale in shops, cafés and restaurants, it is sometimes difficult to avoid. Sugar Smart Cornwall believes that it should be easier to choose healthy food options when you are out and about. Tell us what you think about sugar so can work with our partners to make it easier to make healthier choices.
    Closes at midnight on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

  • Cornwall Council is highlighting Highways England’s formal consultation on the route for the A30 dualling between Chiverton Cross to Carland Cross. As part of Highways England’s Strategic Road Network, the A30 is a road of strategic importance, which is why the single carriageway between Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross roundabouts is being updated to dual carriageway. If you have any questions about the consultation, please email: a30chivertontocarlandcross@highwaysengland.co.uk
    Have your say by visiting the Highways England consultation website
    Closes Monday 12 March 2018.

  • Your views are very important to us to shape pharmaceutical services over the next three years. We are inviting the views of residents from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, pharmacies, General Practice and other stakeholders, including anyone else who engages with pharmacies to make sure the report contains accurate information and that the report's conclusions are appropriate. Read the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment Consultation draft, and complete our short feedback survey.
    Closes Monday 26 March 2018.

You can take part in our specific service consultations using the links in the section below.

We regularly undertake consultations and surveys on a wide variety of topics. You can view information about consultations that have closed on our previous consultations page.

The Council recently undertook a residents' survey, and also previously in 2014 and 2016: View the results of the Residents' Surveys.

Read about our budget setting process and how we asked for views on budget proposals. This is how we plan to deliver services with less budget, by doing things differently and making changes in how we work.

Do you have a question about how you can have your say by taking part in consultations and surveys or about a specific survey? You can email us via haveyoursay@cornwall.gov.uk.