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Current and partner consultations

We believe that consultation is crucial in helping us make decisions which will affect the Borough and that consultation has a key role in informing and influencing our decision making and activities.


Current consultations


Community Safety Plan 

The Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) is your local community safety partnership and works together to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Stockton-on-Tees. The partnership is a collective of agencies and organisations brought together under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, including Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Every three years the Safer Stockton Partnership (SSP) undertake a Crime and Disorder Audit and, following public consultation, produce a Community Safety Plan which sets out how agencies within the Partnership intend to achieve targets in crime reduction.

We are now wanting to seek your views, to understand what you feel that the partnership should be focusing on during the next period. Your responses are important and will help to shape the focus of the partnership’s work.

Complete the Community Safety Plan Consultation

Closing date: Friday 30 April 2021


Wynyard Woodland Park

We are currently seeking ways of improving the visitor experience at Wynyard Woodland Park. By completing this survey, you will help us to get a better understanding of how the park is used today and what changes visitors might wish to see. We will then use this information when developing any future plans for the park.

Wynyard Woodland Park is divided into two main areas:

  • The South Site: near Thorpe Thewles and the A177.  This area includes the former railway station with its tearoom, the play area, the planetarium and a large car park. 
  • The North Site: near Wynyard and the A689.  This area includes the extensive wooded areas of Tilery and Brierley Woods and has a smaller car park just off the A689.

The two sites are connected by the former railway line, now part of National Cycle Route 1.

The two parts are very different and so there are separate questionnaires for each part. You can either just answer the questions on the one you visit most or fill in both parts if you have views about the whole park.

Complete Wynyard Woodland Park South Survey

Complete Wynyard Woodland Park North Survey 


Consultations by our partners

In this section you can see ongoing consultations conducted by our partners in Stockton-on-Tees, as well as nationally.


Broadband coverage - Open Market Review


The Government wants to have nationwide gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. While great progress is being made, the Government is aware it needs to help in the parts of the country that are not commercially viable. 

£5bn was committed in the 2020 budget to ensure that all areas of the UK can benefit equally. The funding will be spent through a range of projects known as the UK Gigabit Programme. As part of this, Building Digital UK (BDUK) will fund contracts for suppliers to deliver gigabit-capable wholesale infrastructure to the hardest to reach areas.

Open Market Review with suppliers

Durham County Council are running an Open Market Review (OMR) data collection process for the entire North East of England region alongside BDUK and local council partners. Broadband providers are invited to supply information about their infrastructure as part of the OMR process.

If you have existing network coverage, or plan to build infrastructure within the next three years, we actively encourage you to respond to this OMR. The information will be used to identify a draft 'Intervention Area' where public subsidy can potentially be used by Government to deliver gigabit capable broadband, and ensure it is only used in areas where there is no existing gigabit capable infrastructure or future commercial plans to provide it.

Further information is available on the Consultations page on the Durham County Council website.


Consultation terms and conditions

For consultation data quality management purposes, we reserve the right to remove individual sets of responses from final consultation data sets where it is apparent that responses are either duplicated, inappropriate or submitted using false personal details.