Your Neighbourhood Consultation

Posted on 16th February, 2020






Your Neighbourhood

13 Feb 2007 May 20

NSC are consulting on the

following services:

  • Garden waste
  • Leisure and sport centres
  • Libraries
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Street cleaning contract and

NSC is "particularly interested in

your ideas around how (it) can work better with you"



Note in the consultations, "not a statutory function of the council (meaning the council does not have to do it)"


Extract from NSC Consultation website: The services we are consulting on are:


Garden waste (Overview FAQ)

"Garden waste collection is not a statutory service ...

NSC "lmade the decision in January 2020 to introduce an annual £50 per bin charge"

Help us shape the new garden waste collection service and options for home and community composting. 

Leisure and sport centres (Overview FAQ)

"The provision of leisure facilities is not a statutory requirement for the council ...

Some "local sports and leisure centres run by trusts"

Help us understand the way North Somerset’s leisure and sport centres are currently used and how you would like to see them used in the future."

Libraries (Overview FAQ)

Help us understand what is important to you about our library services and how we can ensure they are fit for the future.

Parks and open spaces (Overview FAQ)

"Providing and maintaining parks and open spaces is not a statutory function of the council ...

"We are considering the merits of the parks service being delivered by a Trust or similar organisation ..."

"Can I plant bulbs ... in the verges outside my house? Yes ... and please try and plant native plants. This is much better for wildlife" [Surely ONLY native species should be permitted on council owned land, otherwise people will be destroying the natural environment, not re-wilding it for native insects, etc.!]

As we review our parks and open spaces maintenance contract, help us understand which parks and open spaces you use and how you would like to see them used in the future."

As we review our street cleaning contract (Overview FAQ),

help us shape how it will look in the future.

We are particularly interested in your ideas around how we can work better with you, your local communities and stakeholders to make these valued services as efficient and sustainable as possible. For example by pooling resources, creating delivery partnerships and taking advantage of income generating opportunities.


As well as completing our survey, we are inviting you to take part in a local consultation event to share your thoughts in more detail on your neighbourhood services and your ideas on how we can make them more fit for the future."


"Have your say


We want North Somerset to be a sustainable and fair place to live, work and visit. We want to work with you to create a place where all our residents have the opportunity to access quality education, jobs and housing.


We want you to get involved and work with us to shape the future of North Somerset and harness the great opportunity we have to achieve more for our people and place.


As part of this, we are looking at how your neighbourhood services are run and how we can ensure that they are fit for the future. Over the next few months we will be seeking your views on how we deliver a number of these services and where we should focus our future priorities."





Link to previous NSC Consultations ending in January i.e. Corporate Plan (incl. Settlement Boundary), Corporate Budget 2020/21, Rewilding in North Somerset and Climate Emergency Strategy consultations.


Information on Statutory Consultees.


Link to BOB Consultation page

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