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.

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, 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.

Shared Public Mortuary Service with Brent and Harrow

We asked:
We offered residents an opportunity to comment on our plans to enter into a shared public mortuary service with Brent and Harrow Councils before we make a final decision. These mortuary services are currently provided by the Finchley mortuary based in Barnet. We are proposing to deliver a shared public mortuary service between Barnet, Brent and Harrow situated at Northwick Park Hospital,
You said:
No responses were received to this consultation.
We did:
Members considered the proposals at the Environment Committee on 10 March 2015. The Committee approved the Full Business Case and therefore commissioning Brent to deliver a shared public mortuary service which will be provided to Barnet, Harrow and Brent Councils.

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.