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.

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2016 – 2020)

We Asked:

We asked what you thought of the Draft Barnet Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2015 - 20. We asked if you agreed with the priorities and actions detailed in the strategy and if you thought there was anything missing from the strategy which needed to be included.

You Said:

Overall you supported the priorities, however there were some suggestions on how they could be refined, and you highlighted important areas that could be explored such as social isolation and employment. You also gave suggestions for more detailed actions that you thought the Health and Wellbeing Board could take forward to achieve the aims of the strategy.

We Did:

We published the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Barnet and have now started working to reach the strategy's aims. We are developing an action plan, taking on your feedback, to track progress (going to the Health and Wellbeing Board in January 2016), including some more detailed activities which are being carried out to improve health and wellbeing for Barnet residents.

Barnet Home Meals Service

We Asked:

Residents for their comments on our proposal to no longer provide a home meals delivery service from April 2016 and we asked for suggestions on how else we can support people to get a meal in Barnet.

You Said:

Residents raised a number of concerns about the impact on people as a result of ceasing the service including:

  • Concern for vulnerable people, for example people with dementia and health related issues, increase in costs of other services including home care and health services ; loss of social contact; concern about financial implications e.g. paying more for meals;
  • Suggestions for alternative ways of supporting people included continuation of the service, encourage and promote other initiatives voluntary sector organisations to provide services and cutting staff salaries. 
We Did:

Every resident receiving the home meals service has been visited in person for a full review of their needs and to talk through which other options would suit them best.

Throughout January we have been contacting service users again and their carers where appropriate to discuss what options they wish to put in place. We will closely support individuals to put in place alternative options.

We have also put together information about a range of services available in the local community and this information is available on our website. We will continue to update this information periodically.

North London Waste Authority - North London Heat and Power Project consultation - phase 2

We Asked:

NLWA want to build an Energy Recovery Facility to replace the existing plant at the Edmonton EcoPark by 2025 so we can continue to recover energy – heat and power – from waste.

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has unveiled further details of the North London Heat and Power Project – a replacement for the Edmonton Energy from Waste facility in the London Borough of Enfield. They asked for your views on their proposals.

You Said:

Two planned phases of consultation have now finished.  The first took place between 28 November 2014 and 27 January 2015 and was to collect your thoughts before NLWA shaped their plans. This second phase asked for your views on the detail of their proposals.

We Did:

NLWA considered all the feedback they received and took this into account before they submitted their application.

Their application has now been accepted by the Planning Inspectorate. More information can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website including plans and supporting documents for the application.

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.