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.