Your Views and Consultations

On this page you can see and have your say on consultations and engagement activities which are currently taking place in Darlington, as well as nationally.

You can find our previous consultations here, and consultations by our partners here.

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Conversation about the Future of Library service at Crown Street

In autumn 2018, councillors decided the main library service would remain at Crown Street with £2m invested in refurbishments and repairs. Detailed plans have not yet been drawn up. Before that happens, the council is keen to hear the views of a broad range of library users. See here for full details, including how you can join the conversation.

Runs until 15 March 2019
Medium Term Financial Plan

On 11 December 2018 Cabinet considered a proposed medium term financial plan for the Council. Full details can be found in the Cabinet papers. The report recommended consultation on two matters;

  1. Council tax increase of 2.99% for 2018/19
  2. Schedule of charges

Cabinet agreed that the proposal should be put forward for consultation which will run until 31 January 2019. Please send comments to [email protected]

Runs until 31 January 2019
Community Short breaks for Children and Young People with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Darlington Borough Council are undertaking a service review of the current contracted Community Short Breaks Services for Children and Young People with SEND. New service arrangements which build on the strengths of the current arrangements are to be in place from 1 September 2019.

We are seeking the views of parent/carer and stakeholders through the following survey [external link] which we would be grateful if as many people as possible could complete to help shape the service review.

Runs until 16 January 2019
Private sector litter enforcement

Please give us your views on the private litter enforcement service that was introduced during September 2018. The initiative, on a six month trial, is part of the council’s ongoing efforts to clean up the borough and help maintain a clean and vibrant town centre for both residents and visitors. We would like to hear your views about this service, particularly during the six month trial period. 

Tees Valley Road Network Improvement [external link] Improving roads, improving lives - We are always looking at ways to improve the borough and its economy. In partnership with the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the four other Tees Valley councils and Highways England, we have set out proposals for better transport connections across the whole area. You can read more about the proposals here [external link].

You can download the Connecting Tees Valley's brochure about the proposals here [pdf document]
Employee Skills Survey Our Business Engagement Team is conducting an Employer Skills Survey [external link] to detail the existing skills of the Darlington workforce and to get an overview of existing employee skills and their future requirements which will help to shape project and activity in the future. Ongoing
Darlington Rethinking Parks Let us know your thoughts about South Park, The Denes and North Park [external link] Ongoing
Childcare Audit Have your say about childcare provision in Darlington Ongoing
Learnview Have your say about learning and skills in Darlington [external link] Ongoing



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