Consultation hub

Welcome to Surrey Says. This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you in Surrey. Open, forthcoming and recently closed consultations are displayed below. Alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest. Our 'We Asked, You Said, We Did' section below highlights main findings from some closed consultations and also what happened as a result of the consultation.

Open consultations

  • Webinar: Stress, trauma, resilience and key principles of effective support

    Webinar facilitated by Surrey Educational Psychology Service More

    Closes today

  • Waverley Parking Review 2020

    Thank you for your interest in our parking proposals. We will report the comments and objections that we receive about these proposals to the parking team manager, who, in consultation with the chairman/vice chairman of the local committee and the county councillor for the area, will... More

    Closes today

  • UVP: Recognising You Awards 2020

    This is a short survey consisting of four sections, concerning the nominations for the 'Recognising You Awards', which will be held on Friday 18th December 2020 and facilitated by the UVP team. These nominations will be highly valued by both our young people and our team! More

    Closes 31 October 2020

  • Recognising You Awards RSVP

    Congratulations on your nomination!! Please could we ask you to complete all of the details requested. These are required before we confirm your RSVP and send out any further information about the event. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us: Tel: 01483... More

    Closes 31 October 2020

  • Home Based Care Support Services Provided in Surrey

    The council is seeking your views on Home Based Care support services provided in Surrey. Home based care is delivered by domiciliary care companies / agencies that provide personal care to people living in their own homes, whatever form this may take, which is regulated by... More

    Closes 1 November 2020

Closed consultations

  • Surrey Local Offer questionnaire

    Tell us how the Surrey Local Offer website can be improved We are asking for young people, parent/carers/guardians and the practitioners supporting them to share their views and experiences of Surrey’s Local Offer website. We want to... More

    Closed 25 October 2020

  • Bridge Road Proposed Pedestrian Zone – Active Travel

    As part of the Government’s Active Travel programme Surrey County Council would like to assess whether there is support for a new pedestrian zone in Bridge Road, East Molesey, to be implemented on a trial / experimental basis during the COVID-19 recovery period. As things currently stand,... More

    Closed 19 October 2020

  • Independence and career skills support for young people aged 16-25 with SEND

    What is the survey for? Surrey County Council are changing the way we work with you and would like to find out about what support you feel you may need and want to help you learn more about independence, careers and working in the future. Who is this for? It's for 16-25 year olds... More

    Closed 17 October 2020

  • Boxgrove Lane, Guildford prohibition of waiting proposals

    Thank you for your interest in our prohibition of waiting proposals in Boxgrove Lane, Guildford. The legislation we must follow before introducing this scheme means that we need to allow objections and comments from the public to be considered before a final decision is reached about... More

    Closed 16 October 2020

  • Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020

    Dear Parents/Carers, Many thanks for taking part this year in Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Once your child has read or listened to 6 books, please let us know and we can then arrange for your child to collect their medal and certificate. If you have multiple children... More

    Closed 15 October 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

In order to understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on engagement activities within the adult health and care environment in Surrey, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group asked key stakeholders to complete an online survey which took place between 1 and 19 June 2020.

We hoped to gain some insight into what new methods of engagement have been utilised, what have been the most effective and how organisations might do things differently in the future.

You Said

The unfortunate circumstances of the pandemic and a lockdown situation has catapulted the use of technology and its adoption for communications and engagement activity and provided a lifeline for social contact for many residents who are shielding and/or isolated. 

Organisations large and small have had to learn new skills, acquire and install new technology and move to home working over many months. It is clear that when people find themselves in extraordinary situations such as recent events they can adapt pretty well and there are many examples of how new ways of working have opened up opportunities for organisations and residents. 

The survey feedback highlights many positive aspects to engaging remotely and using technology. One common theme is how new people have been engaged who were not known to services or engaging prior to the pandemic. There are repeated examples of the positive impact on individuals and reaching more residents, younger residents and people who use services. The appetite for trialling new technology has heightened significantly. 

We Did

We now need to harness this new energy and knowledge and apply it to our engagement functions in the future. The survey has found that virtual engagement has proven popular and effective and will play a key part for organisations in the coming months as we safely emerge from lockdown. At the same time, we are mindful that a significant minority of residents are ‘digitally excluded’ and we therefore need to be innovative in order to ensure they can make their views known. 

During this transition period Surrey County Council and the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System will continue to plan and implement critical engagement and consultation functions, taking on board the survey’s feedback.

As a system, we are focused on restoration and recovery following the Covid-19 crisis and on ensuring that we are positioned to respond efficiently and effectively to any future outbreaks, should they occur in Surrey. 

We shall engage and consult with residents using multiple channels and mechanisms but will need to explore how the most effective technology is available, usable and sustainable for our activities with local residents and stakeholders. 

We will aim to hold face to face meetings or events where it is appropriate and safe to do so, following the national guidance.

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to expand Brooklands School from September 2020?

You Said

There were 15 responses following the publication of the Statutory Notices: 13 residents agreed with the proposal to expand the school and 2 respondants disagreed.

The majority of respondents acknowledged the benefit of expanding Brooklands School on the site at Alexander Road.

The main concern raised was about parking during drop off and collection periods and parking arrangements for the additional staff.

We Did

On 14 April  2020 Julie Iles, Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, approved the recommendation to expand Brooklands School on the site at Alexander Road from September 2020. Any relevant permanent planning application required for the expansion will be pursued and determined in accordance with relevant planning legislation.

 

 

 

We Asked

Do you agree with the proposal to create a new school, amalgamating Christ Church C of E infant school and Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries

You Said

 

  • The majority of respondents do not agree with the proposal (63%)
  •  32% of all responses were from parents of pupils currently at both schools
  •  The majority of parents of pupils at Christ Church C of E Infant School disagree with the proposal (68%)
  • The majority of parents of pupils at Englefield Green Infant School and Nurseries agree with the proposal (58%) 
  • Some respondents commented on the new school being a church school with 29 in support of the idea and 40 against.
  • Out of the 70 responses from parents of pupils at both the current schools only 21 made comments in relation to the religious designation of the new school, 16 were for the school being a Church of England school and 5 were against.

We Did

On 10 March 2020 Julie Iles, Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning, approved the recommendation to progress to statutory notices.

Statutory notices will be published from 11 March to 22 April 2020

The Leader of the Council will make a final decision on 12 May 2020