Why and how we consult

Why we consult

We use consultations to:

  • work with residents of Mansfield to help shape, prioritise and deliver better services
  • give residents and businesses the opportunity to influence decisions about local services
  • strengthen local democracy
  • raise awareness of what the council does and how it does it

How we consult

We ensure the method of consultation we use is appropriate for what we are consulting on and who we are consulting with. We make sure that our consultations are legal by:

  • consulting when any proposal is still at a formative stage
  • including sufficient information to allow for intelligent consideration and response
  • giving respondents time for consideration and response
  • taking the findings into account when making decisions

You can view the results of closed consultations and see what consultations the Council will be running over the coming months

Closed consultation

Live consultations