Have your say

If you’d like to give your views on a range of issues affecting people in the borough, why not join eView, Bolton  Council’s online consultation panel? 

As a member, you’ll be sent on-line questionnaires as and when we have something to consult about. These will be on a variety of topics and range from asking what you think about proposed services changes to your opinion about events that we’ve organised.

There’s no commitment; just fill in any questionnaires that interest you - and you can leave eView at any time if you decide it’s not for you.

If you have an email address, live in the borough of Bolton and are 18 or over please register for eView by following this link eView application form.

If you have any questions about eView please email us at consultation@bolton.gov.uk.

Current consultations

Review of how the council delivers sport and physical activity

 

Two teams which focus on helping residents take part in sport and physical activity could be merged as part of a review by Bolton Council. The council currently has a Sport and Active Living team, which works with children and young people aged five to 19, and a Get Active team which works with adults, primarily over the age of 45. Bolton Council has to make savings of £12.5m during the period of 2017 to 2019, and these proposals would save £165,000 if approved.

The new team would be required to work more strategically with partners in order to achieve the council’s priority of encouraging residents to lead a more healthy and active lifestyle.

The proposals, if approved would result in a reduction in posts across the two teams from 21 to 13. This reduction would mean a change to the management of Bikeability in schools, working with partners to deliver a range of activities such as health walks, cycling, dance and gardening and the discontinuation of the Outdoor Learning and Adventure service from March 2018 (the council will work with partners and interested parties to discuss how schools could still benefit from this type of outdoor activity).

An additional health and fitness development officer who works with people who are referred by their GP is funded by the NHS and will be retained as will the licence for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. 

To read the full report which went to cabinet please click here: Report
 

If you have any comments or would like to send us your views on the proposals, you can respond to the consultation by emailing consultation@bolton.gov.uk 

For your views to be taken into consideration we need to receive them by 9th November 2017.

 

Consultation Re: Proposed Changes - Non-Residential Care Charging Policy

The council is considering making changes to the way it charges for care received at home (non-residential care) from the 1st April 2018 and is undertaking a consultation.

The proposals will increase charges for those who have a disposable income left once allowances have been taken into account. We know that any changes may cause people to worry, but please be assured that the Council will not charge more than a person can afford to pay for their care.

If you would like to discuss the proposals or need help to complete the questionnaire please phone 01204 331955 or 337302 to speak to one of our Financial Assessment Officers. 

Please complete the consultation form by 19 Nov 2017 if you want to send us your views.

To read the full report that went to cabinet please click here: Cabinet report            
Future of Harvey Nursery

Bolton Council has had to find £100m of savings since 2010 and is no longer able to subsidise the running of the nursery.  Harvey Nursery is financially unsustainable and has an annual deficit of almost £68,000 which is likely to increase with each year it stays open.

The proposals to close Harvey Nursery have been approved for consultation and this is your opportunity to submit your views before a final decision is made.

If approved, the nursery would look to close in July 2018 and staff would work with parents to find alternative nursery provision. The nursery would operate as usual until this time.

Other services located within Harvey Children’s Centre would not be affected.

To have your say please complete the online survey form by clicking here: Questionnaire by Friday 13 October 2017

If you would like to read the full report which went to Cabinet It can be found here: Report.

 

 

 GMP citizen contract consultation

Greater Manchester Police, who are one of our partners, are creating their first Citizen’s Charter.

They’re keen to include the views of as many local people as possible.

If you’d like to take part in their consultation, just follow this link GMP citizen contract consultation to a page on the GMP website which explains about the Citizen Contract and includes a link to their survey.

Consultation and Research Team

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The Wellsprings

Victoria Square

Bolton

BL1 1US

Telephone 01204 334116
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