Decision details

Consultation, Communications and Community Engagement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


An update to the Cabinet on work undertaken with members our Connecting Communities Forums on consultation, communications and engagement. The report sets out learning from recent consultation processes, ideas for building on good practice and suggested new approaches.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


2.1  Note the work of the area’s Local Area Forums in engaging with local residents, parish councils, town councils and the community and voluntary sector.

2.2  Thank the Bath City Forum and the Consultation Working Group, drawn from representatives of the Forums, ALCA and the 3SG, for their work to date on further developing our framework for Consultation, Community Engagement and Communications.

2.3  Requests the CTE PDS Panel to consider in more detail the outcomes of the groups findings, attached in Appendix 1 and detailed in the report under 5.12, and to advise the Council’s Cabinet on how best to develop further this work and incorporate it into the Council’s policy and practices.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council has a wide range of statutory duties relating to engaging and consulting with local residents, and considering responses appropriately through its decision making process.

Alternative options considered:


Report author: Andy Thomas

Publication date: 05/03/2019

Date of decision: 05/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Accompanying Documents: