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:


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

Digital Access Events

The Council would like to invite you to a Digital Access event. The aim of these events is to get a better understanding from residents on how to improve the Councils website, and explore some of the barriers, facing residents when accessing services online. We are interested in hearing from a wide range of people from those who may have never used the internet to those who use the internet to do all their transactions online.

We are holding events on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 16 February 2016, at 5:15-6:45pm, Redcar library (IT suite)
  • Wednesday 17 February 2016, at 10:30am-12noon, Ormesby library
  • Wednesday 17 February 2016, at 1:30-3pm, South Bank library
  • Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 5:15-6:45pm, Guisborough library (large meeting room)
  • Thursday 25 February 2016, at 10:30am-12noon, Loftus library (IT suite)
  • Thursday 25 February 2016, at 1:30-3pm): Dormanstown library
To register on one of the above events please email or ring 01642 444515. Alternatively you can complete the following form to sign up to one of the events.

Digital Access Registration form

Consultation on proposed public space protection order (dog control)

The council wants to know your views on proposed changes to dog control powers, particularly on the introduction of new dog control offences. The councils aim, by proposing these powers, is to considerably increase the risks for dog walkers who fail to face up to the consequences of their actions on others who use the boroughs public spaces for recreation and enjoyment.

The council believes these proposed changes will benefit local communities, neighbourhoods, and the local economy, by helping in the creation and maintenance of clean, safe and healthy neighbourhoods, town centres, and visitor destinations.

The council intends to use a powerful new remedy available to it in placing controls on the use of public spaces by dogs and dog walkers under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing (2014) Acts public spaces protection order provisions.

The council is proposing to continue with the three existing dog control measures, consolidating them within a new single public space protection order; and to introduce three new dog control offences, also for inclusion in the new public space protection order, as follows:-

Existing offences:
  • Failure to pick up after their dog;
  • Permitting their dog to enter areas of Redcar and Saltburn beaches between 1 May and 30 September
  • Excluding dogs from entering any of the councils nine cemeteries: Boosbeck cemetery; Brotton cemetery; Eston cemetery; Guisborough cemetery; Loftus cemetery; Redcar cemetery; Saltburn cemetery; Skelton cemetery; St Germains churchyard

Proposed new offences:
  • Failure to have the means to pick up after a dog;
  • Excluding dogs from 60 fenced-off childrens playgrounds across the borough (View document);
  • Requiring dogs to be kept on leads in designated areas to be determined.

For further information about the consultation please read the Consultation document and complete the attached questionnaire. Alternatively you can complete the survey online using the link below:

Dog Control Powers Questionnaire

The survey closes Monday 11 April 2016.

Following the conclusion of this consultation, the councils cabinet will consider all comments about these proposals received during the consultation period, before deciding the content of the new public space protection order.

Budget Consultation 2015

The Governments austerity plans are likely to continue to significantly reduce the funding the council receives, and central Government have asked the council to plan budgets on the basis of a funding reduction from them of between 25% and 40% by 2020.

In our March 2015 Budget we predicted we needed to save another £13m over and above our current plans, by 2020. This figure is now something like £26m, in part reflecting the impact of the SSI closure, as well as our predictions of the increased savings Government will require of us. We need your help to deliver these savings. We are determined to do everything we can to protect frontline services and continue to grow our economy. We are continuing to look at what we can share with other councils, how we can attract additional income, and how we work better with the voluntary and community sector to meet local needs.

In the past few years, we have made more than £53m worth of savings, through a variety of measures including effectively reducing our staffing by some 1,191 posts. Despite these reductions, we have safeguarded childrens and adults services, libraries and leisure centres, as well as stimulating job creation.

Our major focus this year, and in future, will be addressing the impacts of the loss of SSI.

As in previous years, in planning next years budget we have adhered to the following principles:

  • Remaining focused on our priorities
  • Protecting the vulnerable in our community
  • Concentrating on the delivery of frontline services
  • Minimising the impact on job losses.
How you can have your say

At the Cabinet meeting on the 8th December 2015, the Council discussed its financial settlement from central Government and the budget options based on the settlement. Following the Cabinet meeting the Council would like to know your views on the budget proposals. We would recommend that you read the Budget Options 2016/2017 Member report before completing the short online survey below.

Budget Consultation 2015 survey

Key documents

 icon Member Report Budget Options 2016-2017.pdf (113.86k)
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Coastal Communities Consultation

The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Two Coastal Community Teams have been created, one for Redcar / Coatham and one for East Cleveland Coastal to help shape an economic plan for their future. There is an online questionnaire and a public consultation event for each team.

Coastal Communities Consultation


Previous Consultations

Sea Front Shelter, Lower Promenade, Saltburn

We are seeking your feedback on the drawings that have been created to show what a new shelter could look like. We would like to know what you like and dont like about the proposals and any other thoughts you may have on the Lower Promenade.

Sea front shelter, Saltburn

Closing Date: 6th February 2016

Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden

We are seeking your comments and feedback on the designs which have been submitted as part of the Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden Design competition. We would like to know what you like and dont like about the competition submissions and any other thoughts you may have on the Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden project.

Please complete the following survey once you have viewed the documents below:

Kirkleatham Catering Academy Survey

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Open Space Needs Assessment

This survey seeks views regarding satisfaction with public open spaces in Redcar & Cleveland.  The survey is being undertaken as part of an assessment of open space needs in the Borough.

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.

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