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.

Our latest consultations, with links to the surveys, are listed by closing date below:

  • Have your say on Cornwall Council's draft budget for 2019/20. We are looking at our budget for next year. Over the last 10 years, Cornwall Council has made savings of around £350 million to deal with increasing demands and rising costs at a time when grants from Government reduced significantly. Over the next four years, we need to reduce our spending by a further £70 million. Although meeting this target will be challenging, we are in a sound financial position and are not in the financial situation that a number of Councils are reporting. The Council’s budget proposals for next year include increasing Council tax by 3.99%, including a 2% increase to fund adult social care services. We are keen to hear views from all residents, including from our most vulnerable residents. We would like to ask for your help in promoting this consultation to your own networks and audiences. The survey closes 17 December 2018.

  • We want your views on our Safer Cornwall Partnership Plan 2019-2022, which sets out how we will tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and other community safety issues over the next three years.  The survey closes on 13 December 2018.

  • The Council is required to review its Statement of Licensing Act Policy at least every five years. We would like to know your views on the Licensing Act revised draft policy, which sets out Cornwall Council's approach to how we will make licensing decisions for: the sale by retail of alcohol, supply of alcohol at members’ clubs, provision of regulated entertainment (including live/recorded music, films, indoor sporting, boxing & wrestling), and the provision of late night refreshment (supply of hot food/hot drink between 11pm and 5am). You are welcome to suggest amendments, deletions or additions to the revised draft policy. Please forward your comments to licensing@cornwall.gov.uk no later than 5 December 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 in 2017, and also previously in 2014 and 2016.

The Council undertook a Stakeholder Survey in 2017 and in 2016.

We consulted on our draft business plan and budget proposals, during November and December 2017, for increasing Council tax, charges for some services and reducing or stopping providing some services.

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