Consultations In Essex

Public participation is very important to the development of Essex County Council's services, projects and policies.

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Open consultations

  • Questions for Partners from CE & Missing Subcommittee

    The Executive Board is keen to gather reflections from partners in Essex about how their service has adapted because of Covid-19 restrictions. This feedback will be useful in thinking about how we are meeting the needs of children and their families now and in the future. We appreciate your... More

    Closes today

  • Essex MACE 1 Feedback Form

    Following the review of the Essex multi-agency Missing and Child Exploitation (MACE) meetings in the summer of 2019, this feedback form is seeking your views on the changes implemented from the review. More

    Closes 14 August 2020

  • Its My Life Consent Activity Day 2020

    Consent forms for Its' My Life Activity Day 2020 please note South is now Full More

    Closes 14 August 2020

  • Consultation for Colne Community College

    The Proposed Expansion of Colne Community School and College Church Rd, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0QL. Invitation to review an Online Public Exhibition relating to the proposed new build accommodation at Colne Community School and College . More

    Closes 17 August 2020

  • Outdoor Cinema

    Sign up to our outdoor cinema showing either Trolls World Tour on 26th August gates open at 7:00pm film starts at 8:00pm Mary Poppins Returns on 27th August gates open at 7:00pm film starts at 8:00pm More

    Closes 27 August 2020

Closed consultations

  • Essex Rural Strategy 2020 consultation

    Essex Rural Strategy Questionnaire The Essex Rural Strategy 2020-2024 Essex is a rural county with 72% of its land area designated as rural. The Essex Rural Partnership (http://www.essexruralpartnership.org.uk) brings together a wide range of organisations from... More

    Closed 24 July 2020

  • Consultation for Sweyne Park School

    Proposed Expansion of Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Rayleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9BZ. Invitation to review an Online Public Exhibition relating to the proposed new build accommodation at Sweyne Park School. More

    Closed 20 July 2020

  • Consultation for Friars Grove Primary

    Proposed Relocatable Buildings (RL) replacement at Friars Grove Primary School, Upland Drive, Colchester, CO4 0PZ. Invitation to review an Online Public Exhibition relating to the proposed new build accommodation at Friars Grove Primary School. More

    Closed 20 July 2020

  • Consultation for Clacton County High School

    The Proposed Expansion of Clacton County High School, 51 Walton Rd, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6DZ. Invitation to review an Online Public Exhibition relating to the proposed new build accommodation at Clacton County High School. More

    Closed 20 July 2020

  • Proposal to expand Lawford CE Primary School from September 2021

    Working in partnership with the senior leadership team of Lawford Primary School, Essex County Council is exploring the possibility of expanding the school (on a phased basis) to 420 places from September 2021, so that it may admit cohorts of 60 children into its Reception Year going forward... More

    Closed 16 July 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

Introduction

Essex County Council carried out a public consultation on proposals for changes to the use of Concessionary Bus Passes on Essex County Council run Park and Ride services.

The consultation asked questions to establish whether or not people agreed with the proposals and their reasons for this, as well as what existing concessionary pass holders would do if they had to pay a reduced fare to use the service.

The consultation ran from 8 May 2019 to 31 July 2019, and asked whether the public agree with the following proposals:

1. That the concession offered by the County Council on its Park and Ride services in Chelmsford and Colchester to holders of older people’s bus passes should change from free travel after 9am on weekdays (and at all times at weekends and on public holidays), to a £1.50 day fare when showing their bus pass.

2. That holders of disability-based passes should continue to be able to use their free pass on these services after 9am on weekdays (and at all times at weekends and on public holidays) but should also be able to buy a £1.50 day fare when showing their bus pass before 9am.

You Said

Key conclusions

  • 26% of respondents agreed with proposal 1
  • 73% of respondents disagreed with proposal 1
  • 62% of respondents agreed with proposal 2
  • 35% of respondents disagreed with proposal 2

Please see final report for summary of responses.

We Did

Both proposals have been agreed, and changes will come into effect from 01 April 2020.

At present all bus pass holders pay the full Park and Ride fare until 09:00 (except at weekends and public holidays when they travel free at all time). Between 09:00 and 24:00 they travel for free.

From 01 April 2020 older people’s pass holders will have to pay a reduced rate of £1.50 at all times. There is an introductory offer of 2 adult pass holders can travel for £2 for the first six months.

Disability pass holders will still be able to travel free between 09:00 and 24:00 on weekdays and at all times at weekends and public holidays.

In addition they will be able to pay a reduced fare of £1.50 to travel before 09:00 on weekdays.

This decision relates to both Chelmsford Park and Rides (Sandon & Chelmer Valley), Colchester Park and Ride and the Broomfield Hospital Shuttle Service.

We Asked

Essex County Council recognizes the importance of walking both as a form
of transport and as a leisure activity. The Walking Strategy is a response
to the challenges and opportunities of walking in Essex, it outlines in detail
the steps being taken to encourage walking at present and the direction
that will be taken in the future.

The consultation seeked views on the draft sections within the document to inform the final strategy

You Said

Key conclusions

884 respondents

Over half of the respondents (598) stated that 'leisure' was
the main purpose for walking

The main purpose for people walking is to enjoy green
spaces

On average 77% of respondents who are essex residents walk for more than 15 minutes a day

For 10-15 minute distances, 728 out of 884 residents would
walk rather than use other modes of transport such as
driving.
 

For detailed findings can be found via the consultation page

We Did

The results of the consultation is shaping a further engagement piece
that will inform the final version of the strategy ready for publication at a later date

We Asked

Essex County Council have produced a draft Green Essex Strategy that raises the importance of developing quality green infrastructure and green spaces across Essex to accompany planned growth across the county over the next 20 years.

The startegy was developed an Essex County Council cross directorate steering group and a range of stakeholders

The consultation seeked views and feedback on the draft document in development of the Green strategy

You Said

Key Conclusions

931 respondents contributed to the consultation

75.72% of people stated they use green spaces for leisure,  67.34% of people use green spaces for health reasons, 42.64% of people use green spaces for dog walking.

58.21% of people felt easier access of green spaces would increase usage.

52.95% agreed with both the vision and objectives of the Green Strategy

For more information please refer to the reports available via the consultation page

We Did

The information received within the consultation is been incorporated in the final strategy which will be published shortly.