Get involved and Have your Say

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is committed to listening and learning from the views of local people. We have an inclusive approach, to involving the people of Redcar & Cleveland in our decision making. The council is committed through its key priorities to engage, consult and involve local people to help achieve its vision.

Your views on how services are provided are important to us. Through out the year we will ask what you think about the Council and the way we deliver services across Redcar & Cleveland. We will provide feedback on the results of consultation, and will let you know the findings and what action we have taken as a result.

The Council has signed up to the Redcar & Cleveland Compact

Get involved

You can play a more active role in influencing council decisions and service improvements in the following ways:


Join Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Online Panel

Do you want to be involved in decision making processes? Do you want to have your say on local issues, then join Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Online Panel.

We will send you an email alert when a new consultation is launched, and you can be asked to be removed when ever you like.

To find out more please contact

You can also follow and receive updates about our consultations and other council activity by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Current Consultations

Statutory Consultation on the Draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Redcar and Cleveland Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) has a statutory duty to review and publish a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) by 25 March 2018. A PNA is the statement of the needs for pharmaceutical services which each Health and Wellbeing Board is required to publish. The PNA is a key tool for identifying what is needed at a local level to support the current and future commissioning intentions for pharmaceutical services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.

Redcar and Cleveland HWB is required to consult with a statutory list of stakeholders on the draft PNA and to report on the comments received.

The statutory consultation is open until Monday 26 February 2018.

If you have any questions regarding the draft PNA or submitting a response please do not hesitate to contact Sue Weatherhead at

The draft PNA consultation document is available to view below:

 icon PNA 2018 consultation information.pdf (4.44Mb)
Last modified: 22/12/2017 10:30:18

Have your say about the draft PNA consultation and take part in our online survey.Rule

Medium Term Financial Plan Budget proposals for 2018/19
On the 12 December 2017 Cabinet considered a variation for 2018/19 to the proposed medium term financial plan for the Council. Full details can be found at the bottom of this page. The public are being invited to give their views on the proposal by the 19 January 2018.

Although delivering the 2017/18 medium term financial plan (MTFP) has been extremely challenging, as we approach the start of year 2 of the Shaping our Future programme we remain on target to achieve it and we now need to look ahead at options for a variation to the proposed MTFP for 2018/19.

The ongoing challenge of delivering our Council services should not be underestimated. To enable us to maintain services at current levels the Council proposes a 1.99% increase in Council Tax and a 2.00% increase in the Adult Social Care Precept, as recommended by the Government, to help fund Adult Social Care.

Background to our financial challenges
Since 2010/11 the Council has faced unprecedented financial challenges as a result of reductions in public sector spending. It led to some hard decisions being made about the Councils services as we had to reduce our spending by £75.6 million, with the loss of over 1,000 staff, a third of the Council workforce.

Reducing our net spending was necessary as we are legally required to set a balanced budget so we had to align our budget with our anticipated costs and income.

These reductions have come at a time when demands for Council services are increasing, particularly in Childrens and Adults social care, and despite our best efforts to minimise the impact, the level of funding cuts has been so severe it has inevitably been felt by residents and people using our services.

In 2016/17, an in-depth review of Council services was followed by a detailed public consultation, which resulted in a three-year budget being set to fund the broad ranges of services the Council must provide by law our Core Offer - everything from adult social care to domestic refuse collection and its disposal.

This in depth review also acknowledged the vital importance of continued capital investment to secure sustainable growth for the borough; recognising that it is through economic prosperity, the creation of jobs and raising skill levels that we can help the borough and its people to become more sustainable and resistant to economic shocks.

As such, the proposed Capital Investment Programme is an important tool for leveraging investment and boosting growth, and ensuring that growth is shared right across the Borough so its benefits may be felt in every community.

Find out more
Full details of the 2018/19 budget proposals can be found in the following documents:

 icon Budget Proposals - 2018-19.pdf (107.52k)
Last modified: 14/12/2017 13:45:45

You can view our recent press release online.

The Cabinet on 12 December 2017 approved that a consultation on the proposals will start immediately and run until 19 January 2018. Following the consultation, feedback will be considered by Cabinet before being put to full Council for a decision in March 2018.

Have your say
You are invited to give us your views by completing our on-line survey or by emailing your comments to


Have your say on changes to your council's electoral map.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people the borough for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for the council.

Residents have until Monday 4 December to submit their views. The Commission will then publish its draft recommendations in February 2018 and open a further phase of consultation. New wards are scheduled to come into effect at the 2019 council elections.

Members of the public can have their say on the new electoral arrangements by writing to: The Review Officer (Redcar and Cleveland), LGBCE, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP or by emailing Find out more at

Creating the Redcar and Cleveland Story

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are working to create a new Redcar and Cleveland story to promote the area. We are seeking you opinions and feed back to help us develop this story.

Please read through the link below and let us know what you think.

Recycling Reward Pilot Scheme Survey

Have you been part of the Recycling Reward Pilot Scheme? Please take a few moments to complete our online survey to tell us what you think about the scheme:

Recycling Reward Scheme Survey


Previous Consultations

Proposed extension to the Dog Exclusion Zone at Saltburn Beach

This consultation closed on Monday 21 August 2017

The council sought views on the proposed extension to the dog exclusion zone at Saltburn beach.

The council received 423 completed survey questionnaires. Whilst many respondents told us about dog related antisocial behaviour at Saltburn beach, the majority (53.55%) did not support the proposed extension. Just over four-in-ten (42.42%) supported the councils proposal.

Accordingly the council will not be varying the Redcar and Cleveland Public Spaces Protection Order 2016 to extend the dogs on beaches exclusion zone at Saltburn beach in the immediate future.

The council will review the position ahead of it renewing the existing dogs Public Spaces Protection Order, which expires 30 June 2019.

The council will consult on any proposals to retain or amend the existing controls on dogs and dog walkers use of public spaces within the borough, including any proposal to introduce additional controls, before it renews the existing order.

Have your say on our proposed new Library Service

This consultation closed on Monday 10th April 2017

Redcar Town Centre Consultation

This consultation end of 10 March 2017.

We asked for your feedback regarding proposed improvements to Redcar Town Centre.

You can view the proposal document below.

 icon Making a Living Town Centre.pdf (8.39Mb)
Last modified: 23/01/2017 09:08:26

Budget Consultations 2016-2017

This consultation ended on 11 January 2017.

We asked for feedback regarding the Council's financial plans for the next 3-5 years. Responses collated during the consultation will now be used to inform Cabinet on the 11th of January 2017, and at a Special Council Meeting to set the budget on the 2nd March 2017.

Redcar Town Centre Businesses Consultation

This consultation closed on the 16 September 2016.

We asked for feedback from businesses in Redcar town centre and residents about their shopping habits. The information gathered will inform the councils future plans and policies by helping us understand the issues currently affecting the town centre.

Broadband Consultation

This consultation closed on 1 September 2016.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is one of 10 members of the Digital Durham Partnership. The Partnership is working together with Broadband Delivery UK to improve access to broadband services in areas which would otherwise miss out. Digital Durham aims to provide homes, businesses and communities with access to fast, fibre broadband across the area. A consultation exercise was carried out with broadband wholesale providers to find out more about super-fast broadband in the region. Click the following link to find out more:

Digital Durham Broadband Consultation

Tees Valley Combined Authority Mayoral Consultation

This consultation closed on 22 August 2016.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority consulted on the proposed powers of a Mayoral Combined Authority. More information can be found on the following page:

TVCA Mayoral Consultation

Draft Local Plan

This consultation closed on 8 August 2016.

The Local Plan sets out a vision for how Redcar & Cleveland will be developed during the period to 2032. It determines how much development will take place and where it will be located, as well as setting out how we can improve the quality of life in the borough as a place to live and work. The plan explores proposals around: housing; employment; retail and town centres; natural and built environment; and transport.

You can find out more on the following page:

Tackling Child Poverty

This consultation closed on Thursday 30 June 2016.

The Health & Wellbeing Board asked Grangetown residents to help address some of the issues that affect children who live in poverty. Feedback and suggestions will be used to improve current services and help decide on actions that will be taken to reduce the effects of poverty on children in the community.

Guisborough Town Hall

This consultation closed on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

We invited you to have your say on the future of Guisborough Town Hall. Click the following link to find out the latest information:

Guisborough Town Hall Consultation
Guisborough Town Hall Background Information

Shaping Our Future 3

This consultation closed on Thursday 19 May 2016.

We asked for your views on the future of council services and provided the opportunity to shape what the council will look like in the future as budgets continue to shrink through a series of community events and an online survey.

Consultation on proposed public space protection order (dog control)

This consultation closed on Monday 4 April 2016

The council asked for your views on proposed changes to dog control powers, particularly on the introduction of new dog control offences. The councils aim, by proposing these powers, is to considerably increase the risks for dog walkers who fail to face up to the consequences of their actions on others who use the boroughs public spaces for recreation and enjoyment.

Coastal Communities Consultation

This consultation closed on Saturday 6 February 2016

The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Two Coastal Community Teams have been created, one for Redcar / Coatham and one for East Cleveland Coastal to help shape an economic plan for their future. There is an online questionnaire and a public consultation event for each team.

Coastal Communities Consultation

Budget Consultation 2015

This consultation closed on Thursday 18 January 2016

The Governments austerity plans are likely to continue to significantly reduce the funding the council receives, and central Government asked the council to plan budgets on the basis of a funding reduction from them of between 25% and 40% by 2020. We asked for your views on the budget proposals.

Digital Access Events

The Council would like to invite you to a Digital Access event. The aim of these events is to get a better understanding from residents on how to improve the Councils website, and explore some of the barriers, facing residents when accessing services online. We are interested in hearing from a wide range of people from those who may have never used the internet to those who use the internet to do all their transactions online.

Sea Front Shelter, Lower Promenade, Saltburn

We are seeking your feedback on the drawings that have been created to show what a new shelter could look like. We would like to know what you like and dont like about the proposals and any other thoughts you may have on the Lower Promenade.

Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden

We are seeking your comments and feedback on the designs which have been submitted as part of the Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden Design competition. We would like to know what you like and dont like about the competition submissions and any other thoughts you may have on the Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden project.

Open Space Needs Assessment

This survey seeks views regarding satisfaction with public open spaces in Redcar & Cleveland.  The survey is being undertaken as part of an assessment of open space needs in the Borough.

The proposals for a Tees Valley Combined Authority

The five local councils in the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees) have asked for views on proposals to form a Combined Authority for the Tees Valley.

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