Get involved and Have your Say

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council is committed to listening and learning from the views of local people. We have an inclusive approach, to involving the people of Redcar & Cleveland in our decision making. The council is committed through its key priorities to engage, consult and involve local people to help achieve its vision.

Your views on how services are provided are important to us. Through out the year we will ask what you think about the Council and the way we deliver services across Redcar & Cleveland. We will provide feedback on the results of consultation, and will let you know the findings and what action we have taken as a result.

The Council has signed up to the Redcar & Cleveland Compact

Get involved

You can play a more active role in influencing council decisions and service improvements in the following ways:


Viewfinder: Redcar & Cleveland's Citizens' Panel

Viewfinder is Redcar & Cleveland Borough Councils Citizens Panel. The idea behind Viewfinder is simple. Organisations that provide services throughout the borough are making decisions and spending public money in a way that affects everyone. Viewfinder provides an opportunity for people living in the borough to influence their thinking, decision-making and the way they spend your money.

The panel is made up of around 1600 residents who have been selected at random to form Viewfinder. The residents are all from different neighbourhoods, age groups and ethnic backgrounds. Every few months, Viewfinder panel members are asked to complete questionnaires about important issues in the borough. The list of topics is endless and can be about anything that affects the lives of the majority of citizens, ranging from service provision to quality of life issues.

We would like to thank all those residents who have agreed to be Viewfinder panel members and look forward to working together with you in the future.

New Members:

We are always looking for new residents to join the Viewfinder Panel. To become a new member of the panel, please complete the following form:

New Member Form

Existing members:

In Autumn 2014 we have been refreshing the Viewfinder Panel, please complete the following form to re-register your interest in continuing to be a Viewfinder Panel Member

Existing Members Form

For more information on the Viewfinder Panel please email or call the Corporate Research and Intelligence Team on 01642 444515. You can leave the panel at anytime if you would like to cease being a member please email or ring 01642 444515

Join Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Online Panel

Do you want to be involved in decision making processes? Do you want to have your say on local issues, then join Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's Online Panel . We will send you an email alert when a new consultation is launched, and you can be asked to be removed when ever you like. To find out more please contact or telephone 01642 444515.

You can also follow and receive updates about our consultations and other council activity by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Current Consultations

There are no consultations currently underway

Previous Consultations

Customer Contact and Digital Communication

New technology is changing the way in which people access and receive council services.

Many of our customers expect to be able to access information and services online, through secure self-service, using devices such as mobile phones, laptops or PCs or iPad/tablets.

We know that people are accessing the internet more through mobile phones, and that there has been an increase in goods and services bought online.

We are investing in digital technologies to deliver simpler, convenient and cost effective ways to contact the Council, which will allow you to deal with us at a time and place convenient to you.

We also recognise that over a quarter of UK adults dont access the internet and therefore we need to understand what support our communities require to ensure our services are accessible to all.

We would like to hear your views on the ways in which you currently contact us, and how you would prefer to contact us through new digital communication methods. Please consider responding to the survey below:

Have your say on: The proposals for a Tees Valley Combined Authority

The five local councils in the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees) have asked for views on proposals to form a Combined Authority for the Tees Valley. For further information about the proposals and to have your say, click on the following link:

Tees Valley Combined Authority Consultation

Sport and Physical Activity

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is applying for funding to the Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund. If our bid is successful we could see up to £260,000 of investment which we aim to use to help increase opportunities for people to get involved in sport and physical activity in local communities.

To help us do this could you please spare 5 to 10 minutes to answer a few questions to support our application and help us assess what sports and physical activities you would be interested
in. Complete the questionnaire for your chance to win an annual Everyone Active leisure centre membership.

The closing date for responses was 31st January 2015 as our funding bid needs to be in Spring 2015


Redcar & Cleveland Residents' Survey 2012 Thank you to all our residents who took part in the Residents' Survey. The results of the Survey can be found below:

Resident's Survey 2012

Budget Consultation 2015/2016

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has a Medium Term Financial Strategy which set a balanced budget across a three year period until March 2017.The Councils Cabinet considered the proposed budget options 2015/2016 on Tuesday 9th December 2014.

Alternatively you can email your views to

CONSULTATION: Redcar and Cleveland Health and Wellbeing Board Draft Pharmaceutical Needs AssessmentAs you may be aware, each Health and Well Being Board (HWB) has a statutory duty to review the existing PNA inherited from the Primary Care Trust (PCT) and publish a new Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) by 1 April 2015. A PNA is the statement of need for pharmaceutical services.

The PNA is a key tool for identifying what is needed at a local level to support NHS England in their statutory management of the Pharmaceutical List and in relation to commissioning intentions for pharmaceutical services that could be delivered by community pharmacies and other providers.

You will find a link below to the draft PNA for Redcar and Cleveland Health and Well Being Board. We welcome your views as part of the public consultation process on this Needs Assessment.

 icon  Draft RC PNA for consultation F1 Nov 2014.pdf (5.14Mb)
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