Group of peopleConsultation

It is vital that we consult with our local residents, businesses and visitors to help us deliver the best possible services and provide value for money.


There are a great number of factors that influence decisions in local government and we want to ensure that the views of our residents are one of these. Although it would not be practical to consult our residents about every single thing we do, when it comes to the bigger picture, we will ask for input to help us make those decisions that affect us all.  


Public Engagement Framework

The Framework outlines how we will improve our engagement and offers guidance to staff embarking on engagement projects.


Public Engagement Framework

Public Opinion Survey

A bi-annual survey of around 1,000 Vale residents which measures how they rate the services that we provide.  

Public Opinion Survey  

Current Consultations

Our current consultations section includes the work of the Council as well as other public organisations that operate in the Vale.


School Admissions Arrangements 2020-21

Change to admission arrangements for the transition from primary to secondary school oversubscription criteria. This consultation will run until 22 February 2019.


School Admissions 


Council Tax Discretionary Reduction

The Council has the discretion to apply a reduction to Council Tax in circumstances where it is felt appropriate to do so. The Council is proposing to adopt a policy for awarding discretionary council tax reduction. Under the proposals the reduction would be applied in the following circumstances:


  • exceptional financial hardship;
  • crisis situation(e.g. fire or floor);
  • other exceptional circumstances.

We are seeking your views on this proposal. Have your say by completing our online survey below.


Council Tax Reduction Survey


School Consultations

A list of statutory consultations on school places and establishing new schools.


School Consultations


Public Consultation on Supplementary Planning Guidance

The Council is undertaking a formal six week public consultation on the draft SPG from Friday 04 January 2019 until Friday 15 February 2019 and comments can be made on the consultation form.


Supplementary Planning Guidance Consultation


The Future of Council Services 

Find out about the Council's current financial position and have your say on the services that are important to you. This consultation will close on 8 February 2019.


The Future of Council Services


Council Tax on Empty Properties

The Council is consulting residents and other stakeholders on the proposal to remove the 50% discount on Council tax that is currently applied to certain empty properties.


Council Tax on Empty Properties


Public Toilets 

The Council has a requirement to prepare a toilet strategy for the Vale of Glamorgan. We would like your views on a range of issues relating to current and future provision. This survey will run from 8 November 2018 until 8 February 2019. 

Public Toilet Survey 


Survey for Local Businesses 



The Vale of Glamorgan Council accommodates a Telecare Alarm Service (previously the Vale Community Alarm Service, VCAS).  If an alarm is raised, the 24-hour (7-day a week) monitoring service staff will contact a relative, neighbour or the emergency services to summons help.

We want to consider whether the current Telecare service (TeleV, TeleV+ and VCAS) is meeting the needs of individuals, their carers and families, therefore it would be incredibly beneficial to us if you could answer a few questions.  We will use this information to inform the development of the service for the future.

Complete survey


50+ Strategy Forum Survey 

The Vale 50+ Strategy Forum is a group of volunteers supporting the needs of older people in the Vale of Glamorgan. Their aim is to provide an effective voice for the over fifties in the Vale. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey and inform their future work.


Complete survey


New Housing Development - Requirements for School Places

There are a number of new housing developments in the Vale. We are asking residents who are moving to new housing developments to let us know their requirements for school places. Please read the letter below and respond to the online survey.



Previous Consultations


Draft Parking Strategy

Public consultation on the contents of the draft parking strategy for the Vale of Glamorgan. This consultation ran from 06 August until 28 September 2018. 


Public Spaces Protection Order - Dog Controls

Consultation on a proposed public spaces protection order to replace existing byelaws in relation to dog controls. This consultation ran from 27 June until 22 August 2018.



M4 J34 to A48 Transport Network 

The Council has been working with an independent technical consultant to develop proposals for a new road linking the M4 and A48. This follows a study of the transport links between the two and access to Cardiff Airport that was conducted in 2017. This consultation closed on 17 July 2018. The results of the consultation will be considered and a report published in due course. 


Changes to Recycling and Waste Collections

The Council sought residents views on proposed changes to recycling and waste collections on the basis that the current waste and recycling model operated by the Council is not sustainable long-term. The responses to the consultation are being considered and will be reported to Cabinet in due course.


Transforming Secondary Education in Barry

Consultation on the proposal to establish two new mixed sex secondary schools in Barry in place of the existing single sex schools, Barry Comprehensive and Bryn Hafren. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


North Penarth Open Space Improvement Scheme

The Council is proposing to improve and enhance four areas of open space in north Penarth between. Local residents, school pupils and anyone else with an interest in the future of open spaces in north Penarth were invited to have their say. 


Want to know more?

If you want any more information about consultation in the Vale of Glamorgan then email