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St Albans Electoral Review – closing 13/04/2020 Toggle accordion
The Local Government Boundary Commission are asking for your views on proposed new electoral arrangements for St Albans City & District.
The Local Government Boundary Commission want to know:
- Do the proposed wards reflect local communities?
- How do you think the proposals can be improved?
- Are the names of the proposed wards right?
The 10-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on 13 April 2020.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that St Albans City & District Council should have 56 councillors in future: this is two fewer than now. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 16 three-councillor wards and 4 two-councillor wards across the district.
Revised Housing Tenancy Strategy - closing 30/04/2020 Toggle accordion
The Council has reviewed its Tenancy Strategy and invites your views.
View the strategy online.
The strategy gives details of the Council’s policy on the letting of Council homes, including those let on “social rent and affordable rent” levels. This strategy applies to St Albans City and District Council housing.
The Council expects Housing Associations (Registered Providers) working in the district to consider this strategy when developing their own policies and plans for developing and managing affordable housing in the district.
- Outlines the different types of tenancies used by Council
- Outlines the Council’s approach to social and affordable rents
- Outlines the Council’s approach to working with local Registered Providers to help residents access affordable, safe housing
Community Safety Partnership Strategy 2020-21 – closed 15/03/2020 Toggle accordion
St Albans Community Safety Partnership (CSP) consulted on its plans to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour across the District in the next year. The survey asked for residents' views on whether the Partnership's priorities are correct and how they thought we should tackle these issues. Find out more about the Community Safety Partnership.
Westminster Lodge New Changing Places – closed 13/03/2020 Toggle accordion
At time of consulting, Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre currently had one Changing Places toilet facility situated near the swimming pool. The proposal to have a second facility was opened up to the public, who were asked for their views on where the second changing places should be located.
A Changing Places toilet is more than an accessible toilet. Some people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well other disabilities that severely limit mobility, cannot use standard accessible toilets. They may need equipment to help them or may need support from one or two carers to either get on the toilet or to be helped to get changed.
BT payphone removal – closing 28/02/2020 Toggle accordion
BT consulted on the removal of 2 payphones in the district. The 2 payphones (PCO PCO1 Abbots Avenue, St Albans and Junction of ringway Road O/S No.2 PCO1 How Wood, Park Street) had a sign placed in them asking residents with any comments to contact the planning department. Any feedback received has been sent to BT.
Survey on Council response times – closed 11/02/2020 Toggle accordion
St Albans City and District Council asked residents and businesses to complete a survey about how quickly their enquiries are dealt with. Feedback was analysed and reported to a meeting of the Council’s Planning, Resources, Housing and Commercial Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 13 February. View the webcast and minutes of this meeting.
BT payphone removal – closed 30/11/2019 Toggle accordion
The Planning team asked for comment on the removal of 3 BT payphones in the district.
Revenues and Benefits Customer Satisfaction Survey Toggle accordion
The Council asked for views on the MyStAlbans portal.
Yellow line parking restrictions – closed 18/09/2019 Toggle accordion
The Council proposed to introduce stopping and waiting restrictions in multiple parts of the district to improve road safety, reduce instances of inappropriate or inconsiderate parking and Improve visibility at road junctions and property entrances.
Residents were invited to make comments on these proposals.
Gustard Wood Conservation Area Character Statement consultation – closed 26/08/2019 Toggle accordion
The Council asked views on the Gustard Wood Conservation Area Character Statement.
Charity Policy document review 2019 – closed 06/06/2019 Toggle accordion
The Council asked for views on changes to the Charitable Collections Policy.
Alban Way Greenspace Action Plan 2019 to 2024 – closed 20/05/2019 Toggle accordion
The Council, in partnership with the Countryside and Rights of Way Service at Hertfordshire County Council, invited views on a new five-year Greenspace Action Plan for the Alban Way.
Lea Valley Walk Greenspace Action Plan 2019 to 2024 – closed 19/04/2019 Toggle accordion
The Council, in partnership with Countryside Management Services, invited views on a new five-year Greenspace Action Plan for the Harpenden Section of the Lea Valley Walk.
Bernards Heath Greenspace Action Plan 2019 to 2024 – closed 24/03/2019 Toggle accordion
The Council, in partnership with Countryside Management Services, invited views on a new five-year Greenspace Action Plan for Bernards Heath.
Community Safety Partnership Strategy consultation 2019-20 – closed 03/03/2019 Toggle accordion
St Albans Community Safety Partnership asked for views on its priorities for tackling crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour in the District in 2019-20.
Other consultation topics older than 1 year Toggle accordion
Bricket Wood Common Green Space Action Plan
Brownfield Land Register
Business Rates Revaluation 2017 Discretionary Support
Clarence Park Management Plan
Colney Heath Neighbourhood Plan Area
Busking Code of Practice
Council Tax Support Scheme
Draft Housing Strategy
Garage site developments
Green Spaces management plan
Bentsley Spinney Greenspace Action Plan
Harpenden Leisure and Cultural Development
Harpenden Neighbourhood Plan
Hatfield Road Cemetery Management Plan
How Wood Greenspace Action Plan
Napsbury Conservation Area Character statement
Netherway Greenspace Action Plan
Nickey Line Green Space Action Plan
Night time economy
Nomansland Common Green Space Action Plan
Parva Close Green Space Action Plan
Pavement Licensing Policy
Portable youth shelter
Public Space Protection Order
Rail Timetable changes inquiry
Polling districts and polling places
Potters Crouch Conservation Area Character Statement
River Ver and Verulamium Park Lakes Improvement Project
Rothamsted Park Green Space Action Plan
Sandridge Neighbourhood Plan Area
Shafford Mill Conservation Area Character Statement
Sopwell Nunnery Green Space Action Plan
Street Trading Policy
St Albans Green Ring
The Wick Green Space Action Plan