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

  • ICES Prescriber Survey

    This survey is to gain the views of Community Equipment Prescribers on the challenges of prescriving equipment, what can be improved and what trainig is available. More

    Closes today

  • Eversley Primary School Consultation

    Invitation to review an Online Public Exhibition relating to the proposed new build accommodation at Eversley Primary School, Pitsea. More

    Closes 29 January 2021

  • Barriers and enablers to engagement with services-information request

    On behalf of Essex Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Strategic Board, we are inviting the views of parents/carers and young people across Essex, to identify the barriers and enablers to engagement with any services that they have used, both during Covid 19 and before . In... More

    Closes 31 January 2021

  • Care Leavers Activities 2020/21

    ACTIVITY EVENING On 27 th October we are holding an activity evening including climbing and Aerial Trekking followed by dinner 04:30-07:00pm at Danbury outdoors. To sign up use the link below and choose ‘Activity Evening’. DRIVING EXPERIENCE ... More

    Closes 12 February 2021

  • Consultation on Service 71C – Pilgrims Hatch - Brentwood operated by Stephensons.

    Consultation on Service 71C – Pilgrims Hatch - Brentwood operated by Stephensons. Service 71C operates peak timed journeys only Monday to Fridays with financial support from developer funding as part of a S106 agreement. The funding from the S106 agreement will cease to support this... More

    Closes 14 February 2021

Forthcoming consultations

Closed consultations

  • Nazeing Primary School Consultation

    Invitation to review an Online Public Exhibition relating to the proposed new build accommodation at Nazeing Primary School. More

    Closed 20 January 2021

  • Colchester Future Transport Strategy

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how and why we travel, introducing new habits and norms that would not have been the case just a few months ago. Moving forward we need to ensure Colchester maintains its status as an employment, leisure and residential centre for the region. But in doing... More

    Closed 15 January 2021

  • It's My Life Survey

    Thank you for helping us gather the views of children and young people. The information we collect each year is so important for evaluating our services. This year it is particularly important that we understand the impact of COVID 19, the lockdown and social distancing on children and young... More

    Closed 31 December 2020

  • It's My Life

    Thank you for helping us gather the views of children and young people with disabilities. The information we collect each year is so important for evaluating our services. This year it is particularly important that we understand the impact of COVID 19, the lockdown and social distancing on... More

    Closed 31 December 2020

  • Great Notley Action on Climate Change

    Great Notley will be leading the way in the electric vehicle revolution when The Braintree Electric Forecourt® opens in November 2020. This is the first of around 100 electric forecourts planned in the next 5 years by GRIDSERVE across the country. Essex County Council... More

    Closed 21 December 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.