Happy Friday! This week has been a busy one and we’ve got our first user group of the year today in London, bringing people together to chat about their excellent online consultation efforts. While that’s happening, let’s check out some from the Delib Aggregator that we’ve been keeping our eyes on this week.

Norfolk Greenways with Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council want to develop a Greenway network across Norfolk linking existing cycling and walking routes. What is a Greenway, we hear you say? They are traffic free routes for people, plants, and animals that can link with wildlife habitats. The council are seeking views from landowners, local residents, and other key stakeholders such as community groups, charities, and local councils “to find the best way of realising a shared vision”.

Police funding with Greater Manchester Combined Authority

In Greater Manchester about 80% of the funding for the police comes in the form of a grant from the government, with the Mayor responsible for setting the amount of council tax that local households pay for the police. GMCA want to know how people feel about the proposals for increasing council tax that will pay for the police over the course of 2019/20.

Isle of Man Government’s Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Bill

The Isle of Man’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is consulting on a draft Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Bill 2018. “The purpose of the Bill is to modernise and consolidate the legislation and address important matters” such as updating the definition of consent, reviewing sentences for offences and address image-based abuse. The consultation is informative throughout and provides much-needed context at the point of response.

New Council Homes in the London Borough of Southwark

“Southwark Council has made a historic commitment to deliver 11,000 new homes in Southwark by 2043” – they want to know what residents think to ensure their views shape the proposals on different areas. Responses from citizens will be used to develop the plans for the site. Maps, images and fact banks throughout the consultation help to keep people informed.

A nice little collection this week! We’ll be back next week with more.