Previous consultations

We regularly undertake consultations and surveys on a wide variety of topics. You can view information about consultations that we have undertaken are now closed using the links below:

Residents' surveys

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

We have recently undertaken a residents' survey and 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.

View the results of the residents' surveys for 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2014.

You may be aware of the significant budget challenges that Cornwall Council, along with most other Councils across the country, is continuing to have to manage.

Read about our previous budget engagement and how the people of Cornwall were able to have their say on budget proposals to deliver services with less budget, by doing things differently and making changes in how we work.

View our report that outlines what we have done, are doing or plan to do about the things you told us through our budget engagement: 'Your say on the budget'

  • We are working with Healthwatch Cornwall and have been gathering 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 and we so we have been listening to people about the sorts of services they might want in the future. Closed 20 September 2019.

  • We have held a series of Cornwall Community Governance Review public engagement meetings across Cornwall in September and October 2019 as the first review of parish and town councils across Cornwall since the 1970s continues. The meetings allowed us to test public opinion on the issues and ideas raised during the review.  Any agreed changes will take effect at the 2021 local council elections.

  • Homelessness can affect anyone at any time and Cornwall is reviewing its homelessness and rough sleeping strategy. We used feedback from engagement to develop an initial draft strategy which we made available for comments. Closed 12 September 2019.

  • We attended Truro Day on 8 September to hear from people about three schemes: the mixed use urban neighbourhood at Pydar Street,  Langarth Garden Village masterplan, and the adopted Truro and Kenwyn Neighbourhood Plan.

  • We held a series of drop in exhibitions for people to view the latest plans for the Saints Trails new walking and cycling network, that will link: St Agnes to Threemilestone (via Chiverton Cross); Trispen to Idless; - St Newlyn East to Carland Cross; and Perranporth to Newquay. Closed 21 August 2019.

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

  • Advocacy services help people to speak up for themselves and get their voice heard. The adult advocacy services contracts that Adult Social Care has in place will come to an end in 2020 and to help inform what the new services should be like we asked people to let us know what is good about current advocacy services in Cornwall and how we could make them better. Closed 11 August 2019.

  • We recently consulted on the draft Cornwall Council’s farms strategy 2019 – 2039 which sets out our intentions for the Council farms estate. This strategy will be the framework for changing the role and purpose of the estate enabling tenants to grow successful businesses which also deliver environmental growth, promote health and wellbeing and enhance the distinctive historic landscape of Cornwall. Closed 5 August 2019.

  • Cornwall's new electoral divisions will come into effect at the 2021 Council elections, and as part of this work we reviewed our polling district and polling place arrangements for elections and asked people to let us know about the suitability of polling stations across Cornwall. Closed 29 July 2019.

  • We held drop in events on 19 and 20 July in Penzance to share the proposed final design for the resurfacing scheme to revitalise Penzance promenade. Find out more about the 'Bay to Bay' improvement plans for the Penzance Promenade

  • We recently undertook a Community Governance Review for the whole of Cornwall to review and make changes to governance arrangements at parish level (such as parish boundaries, number of parish councillors, parish warding arrangements) to ensure they are working as efficiently and effectively as they should be and are reflective of the identity and interest of local communities. We invited town and parish councils, local residents and other interested persons, groups or organisations, to provide a submission for any particular changes (including no change) they wanted to make to the current governance arrangements. Closed 17 July 2019.

  • We sought people's views and opinions on climate change and helping to make Cornwall Carbon Neutral by 2030. We asked people to let us know which of the things that the Council can do to help Cornwall become carbon neutral, are most important to them, and what they are already doing, and would be willing to do themself to make a difference. Closed 15 July 2019. Our engagement report will be availble to view here soon.

  • We are reviewing current polling district and polling place arrangements for elections and asked for comments on the suitability of polling stations for future use. Closed 15 April 2019.

  • St. Mawgan-in-Pydar Parish Council and Cornwall Council conducted an online survey to establish the need for housing and help to ascertain what kind of housing, including affordable housing local people in the parish need. The results of this survey will help the Parish Council in planning for future development. Closed 8 March 2019.

  • Liskeard local residents and businesses were invited to help shape the future of the town’s cattle market site by taking part in Cornwall Council’s first ever Charrette programme. Read our news release and plans for the intensive five day interactive planning and design event that took place between 8 and 12 March. Read the report back document

  • We sought views on the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2019-2022 for the Isles of Scilly Fire and Rescue Service. The results and findings will be fed back, reviewed and incorporated to help shape the focus and activities of the Isles of Scilly Fire and Rescue Service over the next three years. Closed 28 February 2019.

  • We consulted on proposed term dates for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for the academic years 2020/21 and 2021/22. The proposed dates would apply to all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in Cornwall. Foundation, Trust, Voluntary Aided schools and Academies are able to set their own term dates. The proposed dates have been discussed with other south west local authorities and we believe offer good consistency with our closest neighbours. Closed 15 February 2019. Read about the decision made by the portfolio holder

  • We sought comments on a proposed new Parking Order to govern the operation of our car parks. The order includes proposals to increase charges overall by 3.1% (the rate of inflation) from 1 April 2019. Closed 1 February 2019.

  • We asked parents, carers, schools and other interested parties on our proposed admission arrangements for community and voluntary-controlled schools for the 2020/21 school year. Proposed changes were to the oversubscription criteria for some of the primary schools to give greater priority to children who have a sibling already at the school; and a reduction in the Published Admission Number for two primary schools. Closed 31 January 2019.

  • We asked for views on services for social, emotional and mental health working for children and young people in Cornwall. Closed 31 January 2019.

If 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: