Working for Wye - past, present and future

Closed consultations

Recent closed consultations, surveys and petitions

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) survey on rural network coverage (mobile): DCMS are currently researching the impact of mobile coverage in rural areas. This is part of their Shared Rural Network programme which aims to increase mobile network coverage across the UK to 95%. Now, they want to find out how this programme can help you in your daily life. They want particularly to hear from you if you live or work in rural UK!

Consultation closed 2nd August 2021

2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies: As highlighted in the 8 June Local Government Bulletin, the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) has published its initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries. The proposals include increasing the number of parliamentary constituencies in Kent from 17 to 18. For further details please visit:

Consultation closed 2nd August 2021

Kent Bus Service Improvement Plan Consultation: Kent County Council is consulting on its Kent Bus Service Improvement Plan. KCC want to ensure that their Improvement Plan reflects the views of Kent residents and want to hear from users and residents about what would make bus travel more attractive. For further details please see

Ends 29th August 2021.

Lower Thames Crossing Community Impacts Consultation: Highways England is holding a further round of public consultation to seek views on:

Our plans to build and operate the Lower Thames Crossing and how we will mitigate its impact

Changes to the project since the design refinement consultation in 2020

How responses received at each of our previous consultations have informed the development of the project For further details please see Lower Thames Crossing consultation

Ends 23.59 8th September 2021

Ashford Borough Council is seeking views on its draft Corporate Plan 2022-2024, in particular if you think there are any gaps in the main document or the action plan. Email your reply to by

Friday 17th September 2021

Kent County Council 2022/2023 Budget Consultation: KCC is currently consulting on its draft 2022/2023 Budget. See Budget Consultation 2022-2023

' The financial outlook for Kent County Council (KCC) is currently highly uncertain and in all probability, we will like last year, have a budget gap to close. The lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic recession on council spending and income remains unclear. This means that forecasting future years' spending, income levels from service users and from residents and businesses is less reliable than we have been used to in previous years. Added to this uncertainty we do not yet have any indication from government on what our grant funding will be next year or their expectations regarding council tax increases.'

Ends 19th September 2021.

Local Audit Framework consultation: Government is currently consulting on the Local Audit Framework - Section 8 of the consultation – paras. 120 to 131 (Questions 22, 23 and 24 cover smaller authorities) Local audit framework: technical consultation - GOV.UK (

Ends 23.45 22nd September 2021

Kent County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres consultation: KCC has launched a six-week consultation 'Booking to visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC)'. The consultation seeks views on the continuation of a booking system to visit KCC Household Waste Recycling Centres. The consultation questionnaire and supporting documents can be found at

Ends Thursday 30th September 2021.

Local Nature Recovery Strategies: how to prepare and what to include

Local Nature Recovery Strategies are a new system of spatial strategies for nature, which will cover the whole of England. They are established by clauses 100 to 104 of the Environment Bill and are designed as tools to drive more coordinated, practical and focussed action to help nature. The strategies are a new system of maps and proposed actions for nature's recovery. The Environment Bill will create a legal requirement for these to be created across England. This Defra open consultation seeks views on the implementation of Local Nature Recovery Strategies, an important new policy contained in the Environment Bill. Measures to reverse nature's decline will underpin the Nature Recovery Network. Environmental Improvement Plans and legally-binding targets, including the additional target for species abundance for 2030, will establish long-term policy direction and ambition.

To take part in this consultation follow Local Nature Recovery Strategies

Ends 23.45pm on 2nd November 2021

Last updated: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 21:39