There are a number of ways in which you can become involved in online consultation. At present the Council is looking at ways in which it can help you do this but in the meantime you may want to look at the following Web sites that are currently operating.
BBC Action Network
Action Network is a Web site that can help you change something in your local area. Get in touch with people who feel the same way and get advice on taking action.
Number 10 Petitions
Petitions have long been sent to the Prime Minister by post or delivered to the Number 10 door in person. You can now both create and sign petitions on this Web site too, giving you the opportunity to reach a potentially wider audience and to deliver your petition directly to Downing Street.
This Web site offers a free online petition service where you can customise and design a petition to suit your needs.
When most people in the UK don't know the name of their MP, nor their constituency in which they live, let alone what their MP does or says in their name it shows a general apathy to engage in the democratic process. This Web site aims to help bridge this growing democratic disconnect, in the belief that there is little wrong with Parliament that a healthy mixture of transparency and public engagement won't fix.
WriteToThem is an independent, charitable project designed to help you, the public, contact your local elected representatives e.g. District Councillors, County Councillors, MP's and even members of the European Parliament. You enter your post code onto the site and it then displays the relevant information according to your location.
UpMyStreet is an independent Web site which offers users information about where they live from schools to shops, to Police and house prices. It should help if you are wanting to find out more information about your local area.