A major programme of consultation events take place throughout the year and these help us to shape the future of West Lothian.
Closed - Delivering Better Outcomes Consultation
The results from the council's consultation on Delivering Better Outcomes are published on this page. Please click on the following links to access the results:
- Results on proposed priorities and preference questions
- Detailed responses and suggested officer response
The consultation results are being reported to Policy Development and Scrutiny Panels in the week commencing 14 January 2013 and thereafter will be used by the council to help plan and prioritise services. Thank you to everyone who took part. (Also published on www.westlothian.gov.uk/yoursay .)
Closed - Central Livingston School Consultation
West Lothian Council Education Executive decided on 9 October 2012 to commence a statutory consultation on a proposal to re-align the existing school catchment boundaries for both Buchanan House and the New Calder Paper mills development sites.
No decision or change would come into effect until the full consultation has taken place with parents/carers, pupils, staff and other interested parties as required by the Schools (consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010.
Consultation period is from Monday 29th October 2012 to Monday 10 December 2012 with two pubic meetings;
- Livingston Village Primary School on Monday 12 November at 7pm
- Mid Calder Primary School on Thursday 15 November at 7pm.
Trusted Tr ader consultation
West Lothian Council Trading Standards are considering setting up a 'trusted trader' membership scheme that will provide householders with a list of local businesses that have agreed to trade fairly within set guidelines. The scheme would allow customers to submit their own comments on their experience of using scheme members, and this information would be available to others considering using member businesses. The aim of the scheme is to assist local residents find local reputable businesses, and will be administered and managed by Trading Standards through an online database.
Local businesses will benefit from the scheme by demonstrating that they are reputable and trustworthy, which may in turn generate more custom for their business. An annual membership fee will be payable to cover marketing and running costs of the scheme.
Examples of schemes currently in operation in other areas can be found using the following links:
Dundee Trusted Trader Scheme ? www.trustedtrader.info (new window)
Renfrewshire Trusted Trader Scheme - ttp://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/ilwwcm/publishing.nsf/Content/es-TrustedTraderBusiness (new window)
We are looking to determine the level of interest in the scheme for both consumers and businesses, and therefore would be grateful if you could complete the online survey, that can be accessed here: http://www.opiniontaker.com/surveys/websurvey.asp?ci=49&si=3331 (new window)
The consultation will run until 30th April 2012.
If you would like more information, please contact West Lothian Trading Standards by telephone on 01506 282500 or by email at email@example.com
Your views are wanted on road safety in West Lothian. A draft Road Safety Plan for West Lothian has been developed for 2012 to 2015, and the opinions of West Lothian residents are wanted on the proposals.
To take part, please visit www.westlothian.gov.uk/1523/1529/ (new window) , where you can download the plan and give feedback via the online survey. The consultation runs until 20 February 2012.
Closed - The Uphall and Broxburn town centre management group have been working with an artist for the past few months to design a work of art that reflects the culture and aspirations of the residents of both towns. Local people are being urged to come along and meet the artist, Mike Johnson, for a community consultation session on Tuesday 16 August. The session will take place at the Strathbrock Partnership Centre foyer from 9am to 12noon and also at Oatridge Hotel foyer, Uphall from 1pm to 4pm
Residents will be given the opportunity to have their say on where they think the artwork could be located. There will be a scaled model of the intended artwork, as well as some background information about the art activities carried out by local school children. There will also be a selection of photographs of potential locations for the artwork. Residents will be asked to choose which one of the six locations they think would suit the artwork best. Organisers would also welcome the input of local school children into choosing a location for the artwork.
Closed - West Lothian Local Development Plan (LDP): members fo the public and interested parties have until 4pm on Friday 6 may to submit their interest for potential sites in West Lothian. The council is seeking the ivews of all interested parties on the key issues for the future of West Lothian, which will help inform the council's emerging development plan through a general questionnaire. For more information click here.
Closed - Church Place Play Area, Fauldhouse. Please click here (new window) to give us your feedback on the redesign and improvement of this park
Closed - Quality of Life Survey: This year members of the Citizens' Panel took part in West Lothian's Quality of Life Survey, which is organised by teh Community Planning Partnership. The partnership, is made up of statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations including the council, NHS, police and the fire and rescue service.
Closed - Tough Choices: This major consultation exercise involved members of the public participating in online surveys, emailing comments, community representatives and groups providing their views and a series of special Policy Development and Scrutiny Panels (PDSP). The aim of the consultation was to gather views on the priorities of local people and groups on the ways that the council should make savings and spend money. This consultation finished with the final PDSP in November 2010.
Closed - Play park consultations: A number of consultations have taken place this year to determine what local young people would like to see included in their new play parks.