We want to know what really matters to you about your local area. Find out how to get involved in Let’s Talk North Yorkshire.Find out more on the Let's Talk Commonplace site
On 1 April 2023, the new North Yorkshire Council will replace the eight councils currently delivering public services across the county. The new council will be the largest geographically in the country, but it’s being built with local at the heart of everything it will do.
Between September and January we will be holding North Yorkshire’s biggest ever countywide conversation, called Let’s Talk, to find out what issues really matter to you.
Having one new council will save money by streamlining services and prevent duplication, which can then be used to support services so they are stronger and fit for the future, as well as fund local decision-making.
Let’s Talk surveys are available in a range of formats including large print, easy read and alternative languages. You can also request a printed copy. If you need a different version you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01609 780780.
Let’s Talk Local
Have your say before 23 December
Let’s Talk Local is the first topic for discussion, with teams from all eight councils travelling across the county to get your views on how the new council can best support what is needed where you live. We will also be asking you what you think of our initial ideas around what areas the new community networks will cover.
Over four months we aim to have over a thousand conversations, talking to you where you visit, socialise and meet up with others. We will also be encouraging thousands of others to take part online.Take the survey
We will be out in your local area from Monday 26 September at libraries and street markets, visiting community groups, attending partner meetings and more, to hold these conversations in person. You’ll also be able to share your views online through a series of surveys, using a safe and easy-to-use tool called Commonplace which is used by 250 organisations to engage with communities, including neighbouring councils in Leeds and West Yorkshire.See full list of events here
Let’s Talk Devolution
Have your say before 16 December
The proposed devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire will help to shape the region’s economic future by offering devolved powers and millions of pounds to provide better roads and public transport, improve education and job opportunities, as well as offering the chance to elect a mayor to champion our area nationally. Is devolution the right way forward for York and North Yorkshire? Tell us what you think.Take the survey
Let’s Talk Money
Have your day before 23 December
The scale of the new council’s operations will see it serve the greatest geographical area of any local authority in the country, and it will have an overall spend of about £1.4 billion, including £343 million on schools.
As part of North Yorkshire’s biggest ever county-wide conversation, Let’s Talk North Yorkshire, the public is being urged to pinpoint what the new council should focus on.
People are being asked which services they feel are most important to them before the new council’s budget is agreed, what they think about council tax and put forward their ideas for savings by taking part in Let’s Talk Money.Take the survey