Consultation Hub

Welcome to Engage Barnet. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.  Recently updated consultations are displayed below; alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

You can also find out how we are using the results from consultations to inform decisions.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Residents’ Perception Survey Spring 2015

We asked:
We asked 2,000 residents from across the borough for their views on local services and various aspects of life in their local area. In particular, we asked residents how satisfied they are with their local area as a place to live; what are their top three concerns in their local area; and whether they are satisfied with the council and their local services.
You said:
The vast majority of residents told us they are satisfied with the way the council runs things and with their local area as a place to live. Most residents told us that they feel the council is doing a good job and many agree that the council provides value for money for the council tax they pay. Residents told us that their top two concerns are the condition of roads and pavements, and lack of affordable housing. Satisfaction with many council services continues to be above the London average.
We did:
The findings are being used to look at how well the council and its partners are performing in delivering services, and to help identify where improvements can be made. In particular we have listened to the fact that people continue to be concerned about the condition of roads and pavements and we are investing £50 million over the next five years. Also the continued concern about affordable housing highlights to us the importance of the borough’s regeneration projects.

Outdoor Gyms in Barnet

We asked:
We asked the public for feedback on our proposals to install a network of outdoor gyms.
You said:
We received 100 responses from the public via email, online surveys, and letters. The feedback we received was generally positive. Residents have stated that they would like to see outdoor gyms installed in Sunny Hill Park, Lyttleton Playing Fields, and Holickwood Park.
We did:
We have analysed the feedback and will be delivering outdoor gyms in Sunny Hill Park, Lyttleton Playing Fields, and Holickwood Park in 2015. We will also be delivering outdoor gyms as part of planned regeneration projects in Montrose Playing Fields, Clitterhouse Playing Fields and Victoria Recreation Ground.

Proposal to federate the governing bodies of Brookhill, Hampden Way and St Margaret’s nursery schools

We asked:
We asked how you felt about the proposal to federate the three governing bodies of Brookhill, Hampden Way and St Margaret’s.
You said:
40 out of 102 (40%) respondents agreed with the proposal, 55% disagreed and 4% neither agreed nor disagreed. The most frequently cited reasons respondents agreed with the proposals were: the new model would protect provision of the service and retain expertise and specialisms. Additionally, the most frequently cited reasons respondents disagreed were: concern that the quality of staff and teaching would fall, that schools would lose valuable trained staff and that levels of staffing would fall.
We did:
The three governing bodies have considered the responses to the public consultation and due to the need of financial sustainability for the three nursery schools without the current subsidy have decided to federate. However, the three governing bodies are committed to addressing the concerns raised during the public consultation and will ensure that the nursery schools deliver high quality nursery provision, and are at the forefront of delivering the Early Years agenda across the borough.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.