Current Consultations



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Click for more detail Resident Reviewers Project: Council Tax e-forms testing Corporate Services and Housing 16 May 2016 16 May 2016
Aim

To gather feedback on three Council Tax electronic forms before their introduction to the Council's website.

Results

On the whole Reviewers found the Council Tax e-forms easy to complete and understood how to answers the questions within the form.

However, Reviewers did identify a number of areas for improvement. This included clarifying and amending wording that was confusing, adding help text and explanations and making certain aspects more prominent. More detail can be found in the report available here.

Outcome

The results have been discussed and shared with the software supplier of the forms. Currently the Council and the supplier are working to include a number of the suggestions put forward by Reviewers - with the aim of having a more user friendly form developed before going live on the Council's website.

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Click for more detail Proposal to replace Gloucester Road Kiosk Corporate Services and Housing 16 May 2016 07 Jun 2016
Aim

As part of the City Living, Local Life initiative, Ward Councillors in Courtfield Ward undertook a survey to better understand residents’ views on living in the ward. Feedback from the survey highlighted that the area outside Gloucester Road Underground Station would benefit from improvement.

Responding to this Ward Councillors, working with local residents and the fruit vendor, are keen to fund a project to remove the existing kiosk and replace with a new kiosk relocated within the footprint of the forecourt. If the project goes ahead the existing vendor would be invited to move to the new facility.

Councillors were keen to seek the views of local residents and businesses prior to submitting a formal planning application by way of a consultation exercise.

Results

Impressions of the current kiosk

Residents were keen to see a fruit kiosk operate outside Gloucester Road Underground Station. They felt it was convenient and promoted healthy eating. All agreed that the current kiosk is shabby, ugly and does nothing to enhance the area. All were in favour of seeing the kiosk replaced.

 

Businesses also felt the current kiosk was unattractive and some had concerns about how fit for purpose the kiosk was, particularly with no shelter, electricity or heat. None objected to replacing the current kiosk.

 

Views on the proposed new kiosk

Residents disliked the proposed new design. They did not feel it was in keeping with the area and was unattractive. They did not like the ‘solid’ look of the kiosk and wanted to see something more ‘open and airy’ that you could see through and wouldn’t block the views of the buildings or tree. Residents also had concerns over how fit for purpose the proposed kiosk would be.

 

Residents also felt that the kiosk could incorporate other features like solar panels to generate electricity or CCTV and felt an architectural competition might result in better design options. When financial constraints were discussed with the group, they felt that the Council could explore other options to raise the required funding, for example through advertising or sponsorship.

 

None of the businesses spoken to expressed concern about the proposed new design, feeling it would be an improvement on the current kiosk.

 

Kiosk location

None of the residents were in favour of relocating the kiosk to the proposed new position (under the tree). They felt the area was too busy and the kiosk would be an obstruction, that the kiosk would block the view of buildings and that positioned under a tree pigeon droppings and leaf fall could be a problem. Although this position might be more acceptable to some with an alternative design.

 

Residents suggested an alternative position that they would like the Council to explore. However, if it were a straight choice between its current location and the proposed new location, all were in favour leaving the kiosk in its current location.

 

Businesses seemed less concerned about the proposed new location with none objecting to the proposed position. The fruit vendor did express some concerns about pigeons and rough sleepers being more of a problem in the proposed location, although would be happy in either location.

Outcome

The results have been shared with Councillors for a decision on how to take the project forward.

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Click for more detail Residents' Panel: Community Safety Corporate Services and Housing 04 May 2016 03 Jun 2016
Aim
The questions around community safety are designed to gain an insight around how residents feel about community safety in their local area.
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Click for more detail Refresh of the Kensington and Chelsea Compact Corporate Services and Housing 10 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016
Aim

The Kensington and Chelsea Compact is a written agreement between the public sector and the voluntary and community sector which strengthens working relations between the sectors. The Compact is relevant to all voluntary and community groups working in the Royal Borough, not just those funded by the local public sector.

We ask local voluntary and community groups to sign up to the Kensington and Chelsea Compact to show that they support its commitments and principles.

The Kensington and Chelsea Compact is currently undergoing a refresh to ensure continuing relevance to the current influences on the local voluntary and public sector agencies. 

The draft of the proposed 2016 Kensington and Chelsea Compact is available on the Council's website, with the different coloured text indicating the changes that have been made, influenced by good practice Compacts from other areas (red text) and additions from the local Compact Refresh sounding board (purple text).  The format of the document is indicative at this stage. 

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Click for more detail Resident Reviewers Project: Registrars Exercise 2016 Corporate Services and Housing 25 Jan 2016 25 Jan 2016
Aim

Exercise to gather feedback from residents on the Council's recently introduced Registrar's on-line booking system.

Results

Feedback on both the Council's website pages and use of the on-line booking forms was generally very positive. Participants generally found them easy to use and understand.


There were a few suggestions for improvement and all these can be viewed in accompanying report.

Outcome
Used to monitor effectiveness of on-line booking system.
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