Previous consultations

Information and the outcome of previous consultations can be found here

Consultation on the council’s proposals to prohibit antisocial behaviour and nuisance and camping at Cowbar

This consultation closed on Monday 24 January 2022.

The council sought views on its proposals to take new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour and nuisance and camping at Cowbar.

In total, 231 people responded to the questionnaire survey, consisting of 216 on-line responses and 15 questionnaires returned by post, by the close of the consultation. Written responses were also received from Cleveland police; from Loftus town council; and from 14 members of the public.

Overall, feedback from the consultation demonstrates the council has overwhelming support for its proposal to prohibit antisocial behaviour and nuisance on open space at Cowbar.

Offence

% in support – all

% opposing – all

% don’t knows – all

People dropping litter

93.50%

4.50%

2.00%

People urinating in public

84.85%

12.63%

2.52%

People defecating in public 

91.96%

6.53%

1.51%

People disposing of any human waste, including grey water or chemical toilet waste, other than in a facility designed for this  purpose

92.96%

5.03%

2.01%

People shouting or swearing at another person 

85.79%

8.63%

5.58%

People abusing, threatening or otherwise intimidating another person

92.39%

5.58%

2.03%

People using sexual language or making sexual suggestions to another person

87.69%

6.15%

6.15%

The council did not secure the support of a majority of all respondents for its proposals to exercise its PSPO powers to prohibit camping on open space at Cowbar: 44.22% of all respondents supported the introduction of a camping prohibition on open space at Cowbar; 51.76% were opposed.

Though the council secured majority support (53.77%) for the introduction of a requirement to remove vehicles or temporary structures and associated animals, equipment and paraphernalia from open space at Cowbar, this provision falls given the failure to secure sufficient support for the camping prohibition.

The consultation exercise, by gathering information concerning people’s experience of these issues, has also added considerably to the evidence base justifying the council in exercising its powers under the public spaces protection provisions of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act to prohibit antisocial behaviour and nuisance on open space at Cowbar.

Cleveland police supported the council’s proposal to use the council’s powers under the public spaces protection (PSPO) provisions of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act to prohibit antisocial behaviour and nuisance and camping on open space at Cowbar, in order to tackle crime and/or antisocial behaviour. Loftus town council also supported the council’s proposal.

Having complied with consultation requirements and secured overwhelming support for its proposals to do so,  the council has now exercised its powers, under section 60 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act, to give notice of its intention to prohibit antisocial behaviour and nuisance on open space at Cowbar.

You can find out more about this proposed Order by visiting the Public space protection orders (PSPOs) | Redcar and Cleveland (redcar-cleveland.gov.uk) page

Consultation on proposed renewal of dog control powers (Redcar & Cleveland Public Spaces Protection Order 2016, previously extended as Public Spaces Protection Order extension no. 1 of 2019), with variations to introduce new dogs on leads powers

This consultation closed on Tuesday 14 June 2022.

​ The council sought views on its proposal to renew or extend the existing dog control powers in force within the borough for another three years (until 30 June 2025).

The council also sought views on its proposals to introduce new dog control powers, including a “leads by order/direction” provision, which will have borough-wide effect, and targeted “dogs on leads” requirements for some formal parks and gardens in the first instance.

In total, 1,356 survey responses (including 25 from community groups, charities and other organisations and businesses active in the borough) were received. One member of the public, a volunteer, and five organisations responded by email to the consultation.

Dog owners’ participation in this consultation exercise has been considerably higher than on previous occasions  when the council consulted on these dog control powers: 69.35% (749) of respondents to this consultation were dog owners; 27.13% (293) were non-dog owners.

The corresponding participation rates when the council last consulted on its proposals to renew these dog control powers (15 May-26 June 2019) were dog owners (56.58%) and non-dog owners (42.18%). The actual proportion of UK population estimated to own dogs is 34% (source:  Dog ownership in the UK 2022 | Statista)

The council secured very significant support for its proposals to renew the existing dog control powers.  Support for the renewal of these provisions ranged between 64.98% (dogs in cemeteries offence) and 94.51% (dog fouling offence).

The council secured 83.47% support for its proposal to introduce  a new requirement on dog walkers to comply with a direction to put and keep their dog(s) on a lead if asked to by an enforcement officer (“Leads by order/direction”).

The council secured majority support for its “dogs on leads” for six of the seven locations; and strong plurality support (48.84 % for and 29.96% against) for its  “dogs on leads” proposals for Coronation Park, Loftus (responses weighted 57:43 to equate with dog owners : non-dog owners participation ratios for 2019 consultation exercise).

Cleveland police; the office of the police and crime commissioner for Cleveland; Guisborough and Loftus town councils; and Beyond housing all supported the council’s proposals to renew the Order with variations to introduce borough-wide “leads by direction/order”, and “dogs on leads” provisions at seven formal parks and gardens.

Having complied with consultation and notification requirements, the council has now exercised its powers, under section 60 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act, to extend the Redcar & Cleveland public spaces protection order 2016 for a further three years – until 30 June 2025 – with the variations to introduce the new leads by order/direction” and “dogs on leads” provisions in order to tackle dog fouling and other forms of irresponsible dog ownership.

You can view the content of the Public Spaces Protection Order Extension and Variation No 2 of 2022: Redcar & Cleveland public spaces protection order 2016 below:

Consultation on the council's proposals to prohibit “car cruising" activities at Majuba

This consultation closed on Monday 26 April 2021.

The council sought views on its proposals to take new powers to tackle “car cruising" activities at Majuba car park and within the surrounding Coatham development area.

In total, 195 survey responses were received.  

Overall, feedback from the consultation demonstrates the council has overwhelming support for its proposal to prohibit “car cruising" vehicle nuisance activities at Majuba.

  • 82.14% supported the council's proposal (89.22% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood were in support)
  • 14.88% opposed the proposal (9.80% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood were in opposition)
  • 2.98% were “don't knows" (0.98% of respondents living in the immediate neighbourhood were don't knows)

The consultation exercise, by gathering information concerning people's experience of these issues, has also added considerably to the evidence base justifying the council in exercising its powers under the public spaces protection provisions of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act to prohibit vehicle nuisance at Majuba.
Both Cleveland Police and the office of the police and crime commissioner for Cleveland are in full support of the council's proposal to prohibit these activities, including the proposed hybrid enforcement model, whereby both Cleveland Police and the council will carry out enforcement activities and issue fixed penalty notices for breaches.
Accordingly, the council has now exercised its powers, under section 60 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Act, to give notice of its intention.

2020-2021 Budget Proposals 

This consultation closed on Friday 10 January 2020​

We're seeking the views of residents ahead of setting a budget for 2020/2021.  Our Budget Proposals report put forward by Cabinet on 10 December 2019 sets out the detail.

Among the considerations will be the level of council tax, the precept to help fund social care for adults, and the range of fees and charges for council services. The final budget needs to balance the cost of services with the funding available to the Council between April 2020 and March 2021.​

Community Bus Service​

This consultation closed on Sunday 15 December 2019

You are invited to complete this short questionnaire to help us prepare the case for a community bus service to the Guildford Road area.  Please complete this questionnaire by 15 December 2019.

The initial proposal is for a small bus to run a return trip from the estate to Middlesbrough Town Centre and James Cook University Hospital once or twice a week for a trial period.  Passengers would need to book their journey in advance and would be picked up from near their homes at set points.  Fares have yet to be set, but would need to cover the cost of providing the vehicle and driver as a minimum.

We are also keen to make the case to Arriva for a bus service to the Norman Conquest bus stop to help residents get to work and other destinations.​

Views sought on review of Common Allocation Policy

The consultation closed on Friday 12 July 2019.

The Tees Valley Lettings Partnership is inviting views on its review of the Tees Valley Common Allocations Policy.

The Tees Valley Lettings Partnership is made up of five local authorities and a number of registered provider partners that either own or manage housing stock across the Tees Valley:

  • Darlington Borough Council
  • Hartlepool Borough Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Beyond Housing
  • Home Group
  • North Star​

The policy review has taken into account current housing need across Tees Valley, legislation and statutory guidance. Views are sought from residents, partners and stakeholders from the statutory, voluntary and community sector on the changes that have been proposed.