Past consultations from the current year can be found
here, previous years are listed in the left hand column.
- Council Tax Support Scheme and Council Tax discounts
and exemptions 2012 consultation questionnaire
Council Tax Benefit, Council Tax exemptions and discounts are
The Government is abolishing the national Council Tax Benefit
scheme and is asking us to replace it with a scheme of our own, to
be called Council Tax Support. They are also making some
changes to the Council Tax Regulations, giving local councils the
chance to make changes to the rules about which properties are
exempt from Council Tax and which qualify for a discount.
We proposed some changes to these rules and wanted
to hear views on these proposals.
This consultation closed at 5pm on Friday, 26 October
- Wychavon Parks 2012 Survey
We ran a series of face to face surveys across the
District, to learn more about usage at the five
main District parks.
Lido Park & St. Peter's Fields, Droitwich
Vines Park, Droitwich
Abbey Park, Evesham
Workman's and Waterside Gardens,, Evesham
Abbey Park, Pershore
This survey closed on Sunday 16 September 2012
- Landlord Survey (2012/010)
In order to consistently offer the best service possible to our
Landlords and residents we are currently undertaking a survey of
all Landlords in the Wychavon area to find our services are
currently accessed and find out ways we can improve our
Based on the information we gather we hope that we will be
able to amend the way we work together with local Landlords to
create and sustain strong relationships that will in turn have a
positive impact on the amount of people that can access the Private
Rented Sector in the District.
- Food waste collection funding bid
We currently provide a food waste collection service every week.
At present, on a refuse week (black bin/black bag) the content of
the food waste bin (grey caddy) is tipped into the bin/van which
then goes to landfill. On the recycling week (green bin/clear bag)
the food is collected by a dedicated food waste vehicle and is
taken to be composted.
We are currently working on a bid for funding to add a
dedicated food waste vehicle to the collection rounds so that all
food waste collected can be composted.
This will have many benefits including reducing our costs to
dispose of waste disposal, increasing our recycling rate and other
environmental benefits such as reducing our carbon dioxide
As part of our preparation for the bid we wanted to
understand your views about the collection service and
likelihood of using it more. The consultation closed on Monday 13
August 2012 and comments and statistics were used to support
our funding bid.
- MIRA social gatherings (2012/005)
In conjunction with MIRA, Evesham Library and the Polish
Association of Evesham, we wanted to assess the popularity of
providing a regular social gathering at the Evesham
Library for migrants to the local area.
We wanted to find out what residents would like to have included at
gatherings and if they would be interested in volunteering their
own time to help run and organise these events too.
We held a public meeting at the Evesham Library on Saturday 19 May
where XXX people responded to the survey.
- Democracy and elections (2012/004)
Following the last local elections in Wychavon which were held
in May 2011, many parish councillor seats and 16 district
councillor seats were uncontested. This means that right number of
people stood for the number of seats available and that no 'voting'
was needed to secure their position.
We think it is vital for a democratic district to have a choice of
representatives standing for elections and we are seeking views to
find out why people don't want to stand as a representative for
their local area.
We invited respondents of the November 2011
Worcestershire Viewpoint survey who said they would be interested
in being a local representative for volunteer organisations,
schools and as local councillors to take part in this short survey,
to try to identify why some people choose to stand and
what may stop others from standing.
The survey ran from 14 May to 01 June. Of the 193 people invited to
take part 82 responded (42.5%) A summary of the results is now
- Youth Zone move (2012/002)
After two years in the High Street, Droitwich Spa and a review
of the success of the Youth Zone to date, it was a recommendation
of the review to consider relocating to a shared
premises. We sought the views of potential users by
running sessions in classes in the high school in Droitwich asking
those aged 11-17 what they wanted to see offered at the new Youth
Zone, at the Royal British Legion
The survey ran from 12 January to 19 February with 215 young
people responding directly to the survey. The results of the survey
helped to determine what would be available to the young people of
Droitwich and what days the Youth Zone would be opened.
- Website post-launch survey
Following the launch of the website, we wanted to make sure that
users were finding the new layout friendly and that they were still
able to find their regular pages and favourites.
We ran a short survey asking users how they would rate
the new layout and what changes they would make if any
that would make it 'very good'
The survey ran from 17 April to 25 May and was open
to all those that accessed the website.
- Wychavon's new website design
We sought your views on our proposed new site layout.
We have changed the design in order to make it easier for
users to find the key information they need. We've de-cluttered and
streamlined, but have also moved some of the top areas we know
users come to our site for to the front, so they're easy to
This consultation closed on Friday 27 January 2012, comments
given will help to finalise the design for the new website
The new website was successfully launched on Monday 12 March 2012,
the release was phased, and was fully operational from Friday 16
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