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Public consultation

We value your views – and regularly ask residents and communities what they think about issues that might affect them, their families or the areas they live in.

To find out about consultations that may affect you, visit our consultation suite. For each consultation this 'one-stop shop' explains:

  • Why we’re consulting and what we hope to achieve.
  • Who we are consulting with - and how we are doing it.
  • When - and for how long each consultation will last.
  • How to take part in more general online surveys - so you can give us your views on current issues

For more information about how we consult with residents download our Consultation Code

Current Consultations

Maintenance of Parks, Cemeteries and Open Spaces and Ranger Service Consultation 2018

To meet the council’s overall budget responsibilities by 2020 when the council will have £20.6 million less to spend than it does today the council intends to reduce the non-statutory parks budget by £473,000 and proposes to do this by:

  • reducing parks grounds maintenance operations by the equivalent of £170,000 from April 2018 and by a further £75,000 from April 2019
  • reducing the spend on new and the repair and maintenance of play equipment by £45,000 from April 2018
  • ceasing the ranger service from April 2018 saving £133,000 and to transfer operations and/or management of some green assets to the voluntary sector saving an estimated £50,000.

To retain the ranger service or continue with the current level of repair of play equipment would mean more reductions to the maintenance of grounds and would result in significant visual and safety considerations within the parks.

The proposals are considered those that will have the least overall impact for the majority of residents and park visitors.

Please read through the proposals and complete our online survey or alternatively download a copy of the survey and return it to:-

Kirsty Watkinson
Customer Services
St. Helens Council
Wesley House
Corporation Street
St. Helens
WA10 1HF

You can also come into Wesley House reception and pick up a paper copy of the proposals and survey.

Deadline for responses has been extended to Monday 19th February 2018

Healthy Living Health and Well-being Sessions

Our Healthy Living Team would like your feedback on what sessions you would like delivered in your community to help improve you and your family's health and well being

To take part fill in our short survey

The survey closes on 31st March 2018

Register Office Customer Survey

Have you used our register office recently? We would like to here from you! Complete our short survey and let us know how we did.

St.Helens Council Satisfaction Survey

If you contacted us about a service, we are interested to know about your customer experience. If you could take a few moments to complete the questionnaire and we will use this information to improve our services for the future.