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.

You can also sign up to take part in our Resident's Panel

Our current consultations are listed below.

Homelessness strategy

Cornwall’s current homelessness strategy runs until March 2020 and we need to review it to take into account recently introduced changes to legislation. We have been working with our partners to prepare an initial approach to how we can work together to address homelessness and rough sleeping. Closes 7 August 2019.

Find out more about the Homelessness Strategy and complete our survey


Adult advocacy services

Advocacy services help people to speak up for themselves and get their voice heard. The contracts that Adult Social Care has in place will come to an end in 2020, so we want to know what the new services should be like in Cornwall. We want to hear your views about what is good about advocacy services in Cornwall and how we could make them better. Closes 11 August 2019.

Find out more about adult advocacy services and complete our survey


Saints Trails new walking and cycling network

Residents are invited to view the latest plans and meet members of the project team for four walking and cycling schemes at four drop in exhibitions along the proposed routes, between 7 and 21 August 2019, which will link:

  • St Agnes to Threemilestone (via Chiverton Cross)
  • Trispen to Idless
  • St Newlyn East to Carland Cross
  • Perranporth to Newquay.

Details of cycle friendly proposals for the existing section of the A30 between Carland Cross and Chiverton, if the new dual carriageway scheme goes ahead, will also be on show at the exhibitions.

Find out more about the new Saints Trails including dates and venues of exhibitions


Day services support in Cornwall

We are working with Healthwatch Cornwall to gather people’s views and experiences of day services support in Cornwall.
We recognise that everyone is different and that no single service model will be right for everyone so that is why we want to hear about the sorts of services people might want in the future. Closes 20 September 2019.

Find out how you can get involved in helping shape future day services


Street trading policy

We are reviewing our street trading policy and are proposing to make some minor amendments to the current policy to provide clarification on practices and procedures. We’d like to know if you have any comments on the proposed changes or any suggested amendments, deletions or additions for the policy. Closes 31 October 2019.

Find out more about the Street Trading Policy Review


National transportation and highways survey

The National transportation and highways survey is an annual survey which measures public satisfaction against a number of transport related indicators: accessibility, public transport, walking/cycling, congestion, road safety and highways maintenance. Cornwall Council takes part along with authorities across the UK which allows us to benchmark against similar regions.
The survey is undertaken by post and sent to a random sample of residents.

Find out more about the National Transportation and Highways survey


Residents' survey

We regularly undertake residents' surveys as part of our continuous drive to improve performance.

Our next residents' survey is currently underway and over the coming weeks you, or people you know, may receive a phonecall asking you to answer a short set of questions about how you feel about the Council and the services it provides. People who are asked to take part in a residents' surveys are selected at random and residents cannot request to be involved.

We will take residents feedback into account as part of our Business Plan and MTFP Budget refresh, so that we can make sure the Councils’ priorities continue to be based on what residents have told us matter most to them. The results will be published in full, and reported in a Council Performance Report.

Read about previous residents surveys


Previous consultations

We regularly undertake consultations and surveys on a wide variety of topics. You can view information about consultations that have closed and find the results on our previous consultations page.

Previous Consultations

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Do you have a question or need more information?

If you need more support to enable you to have your say please contact us. Do you have a question about taking part in consultations and surveys or a question about a specific survey? 
Please contact us via email haveyoursay@cornwall.gov.uk