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Past consultations

Yeovil Town Centre Bus Service

Are you a user of bus services in Yeovil town centre or do you have a view on where they should stop?

South Somerset District Council is seeking views on the location of the bus stop in the Western part of Yeovil town centre – currently at the Borough (High Street) next to the war memorial.

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Health & Disability Green Paper

Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper

The health and disability green paper explores how the welfare system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions now and in the future, enabling people to live independently and move into work where possible.

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Police & Crime Survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner's priorities and objectives are the cornerstone of a Police and Crime Plan.

As the Police and Crime Commissioner is the bridge between local people and the police, it is essential that they consult with the public, including victims of crime, about their proposed Police and Crime Plan and direction for policing in the area.

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East Street, Taunton

In June 2020, East Street was closed to general traffic to allow social distancing and to encourage more cycling and walking.

Additional parking bays on adjacent streets were added and Blue Badge access to East St was permitted since December 2020 between 8-10am.

Somerset West and Taunton Council is keen to hear your experiences on travel and shopping in relation to East Street.

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Unitary Consultation

Consultation on the future of local government in Somerset

Residents and businesses in Somerset are currently served by a two-tier system of local government. Somerset County Council is responsible for services such as adult and children’s social care, maintaining roads and libraries, and the District Councils – Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton and South Somerset - are responsible for services such as rubbish collection, housing and planning and environmental health.

Accessibility Audits

We are looking to carry out accessibility audits.

An accessibility audit is the assessment of a building or service to see how accessible it is to disabled people. This may be a visit to a building, review of a website or testing of a service, for example, a telephone helpline.

We have launched a new survey as a way of gaining a better understanding of what would be important to you. This will help us to identify potential organisations to approach and offer our audit services too.

Changing Places

People with learning disabilities and those with physical disabilities often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These needs are met by Changing Places toilets.

The Government is looking to release money to local authorities so that they can provide more Changing Places toilets throughout the country. You can help us to identify where these should be provided in Somerset.

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Community Safety

Sedgemoor District Council is committed to making Sedgemoor a safe place in which to live, work and visit. In order to understand the issues that matter most to you, we want to hear your views on crime and anti-social behaviour, so that we can work together with local partners to address these problems. We will continue to gather the information every two years to help us to understand our community’s perceptions of crime and anti-social behaviour. Please spare a few moments to complete the survey by 14th June 2021.

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Arnewood Gardens

Have your say on the design of Arnewood Gardens.

South Somerset District Council are holding a consultation on Thursday, 22nd July 2021.

Join them for a consultation at the gardens between 3.00pm and 6.30pm.

Consultation is now closed.

Initial Survey

The survey asked some fundamental questions about access to information and services for disabled people in Somerset.

Survey ended on 31st January 2021.

Bus Service Improvement Plan

Somerset County Council (SCC) are in the process of drafting a Bus Services Improvement Plan (BSIP), in collaboration with the County's bus and community transport operators.

WSP are supporting SCC through the process, including the public engagement. They will collate and analyse the responses to this survey.

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Taxi Licensing Policy

South Somerset District Council would like to hear your thoughts on their draft Taxi Licensing Policy.

The Policy incorporates national legislation and best practice. Main priorities are public safety, working effectively with taxi services and reflecting customer needs.

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Octagon Theatre Redevelopment

Octagon Theatre in Yeovil is undertaking ‘formal consultation with the public and patrons on the ideas and concepts of the transformational work to be done at the venue which will see the theatre become a flagship venue for arts and entertainment in Somerset.’

Amongst other things, they are proposing a more accessible building with accessible toilets on every level, an adult changing facility and inclusivity embedded throughout the venue.

Consultation is now closed.

Play and Youth Facilities Strategy

South Somerset District Council is currently working to produce a Strategy with the aim of improving outdoor play and youth facilities across the Authority.

To help them to understand what the priorities are for any potential future enhancements, we would be grateful if you could complete this short questionnaire by clicking the icon above.

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Shepton Mallet Masterplan

LUC has been appointed by Mendip District Council to develop a masterplan for Shepton Mallet town centre. The Masterplan will provide a basis for projects that seek to improve:
- accessibility and movement in the town centre – particularly walking and cycling;
- the appearance of buildings and infrastructure in the town centre;
- and the quality of open and public space in the town centre.

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National Highways Consultation

National Highways are consulting on their proposals to upgrade the A358 Taunton to Southfields to dual carriageway. This will improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and improve connectivity for road users and local communities, while unlocking economic growth in Somerset and the South west.

Now it’s your chance to have your say on the updated proposals.

Consultation is now closed

Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries would like to hear your views and experiences. The results of this survey will help to improve the services offered and how they are promoted as they look to support communities recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey is now closed

Octagon Theatre

South Somerset District Council's Arts & Entertainment service is working to produce a 10-year strategy with the aim of improving access and opportunities to engage with arts and culture across the district and would like your views.

Survey is now closed.

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