We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

We Asked

In December 2016 the Council carried out a Consultation on a proposal to introduce a signalised crossing at the Angel Hill junction and making the crossing Shared-Use so that cyclists could also use it (and the footways around the crossing).

You Said

There were 17 responses in total to the consultation.

12 people (60%) agreed and the majority of the 12 people strongly agreed with the proposal to introduce a “staggered” Pedestrian Crossing at the Angel Hill junction location.

There was an approximately 50/50 split in terms of those in favour and those against making the crossing Shared-Use.

We Did

The Council in conjunction with Ward Members has made the decision to progress the scheme to implement a Pedestrian Crossing at this location, but has decided to not progress the Shared Use option at this stage. Where the Crossing design, would not have significantly changed between the proposals, it allows this concept to be re-considered in the future should residents views change.

We Asked

Carers to feed back on what our commissioning priorities should be for 2015 - 2017, and what they thought about our suggested approach to meet the requirements of the Care Act.

You Said

Carers told us that we should continue to offer a mix of support in the community, and support via personal budgets. Carers wanted to be more involved in commissioning activity, and for commissioning activity to focus on ways to promote the early identification of carers.

We Did

We developed the Joint Carers Commissioning Strategy based on feedback from carers, local partners and key stakeholders across SCCG and LBS. The Strategy is being implemented over the course of 2015 - 17.

We Asked

For your views both on the principles behind the proposal and the way we would like to implement it.

You Said

That you understand the financial constraints put on the council. You recognised the challenges that may arise for some providers in a competitive market and a changing economic climate.

We Did

We will report back to the residential care providers forum in September 2012

We Asked

We asked for your general views on the strategy.

You Said

You thanked us for producing the strategy. You welcomed draft Strategy as an improvement, in particular the emphasis on development of better consultation, engagement and involvement of stakeholders.

We Did

We made appropriate updates in the text that reflected your comments.

We Asked

Your views as to whether a grazing project would be supported and what issues would need considering to minimise the impact on current uses of Roundshaw Downs.

You Said

Raised raised concerns about impact on suite users and pointed out issues that would need addressing.

We Did

We used the comments to modify the proposals which made them acceptable to the majority of site users.

We Asked

Your opinions on our proposals for managing future fee changes.

You Said

That you recognised the effects of the current economic climate on Council Budgets but wanted us to know the financial pressures on providers.

We Did

We will report back to the provider forums in Sept/Oct 2011. We will proceed with the proposed provider working group to help refine our proposals.

We Asked

For you to rank transport objectives and investment priorities, to tell us about transport problems and to make suggestions for transport schemes.

You Said

That safety, road maintenance, congestions and speeding are important to you.

We Did

Take your comments into account in developing Sutton's Transport Plan that was submitted to the Mayor of London

We Asked

What you thought of our proposals for older people's day services - particularly Belsize Court and Gaynesford Lodge

You Said

You liked the vision and understood that the Council needed to make savings, but would prefer services to stay as they are

We Did

We looked at new options suggested, re-checked vacancies and found a way for Gaynesford Lodge to potentially be run as a social enterprise

We Asked

How we can improve the lives of carers

You Said

It can be difficult to get access to information and services

We Did

We will use the comments and ideas to shape future commissioning

We Asked

For your views on our proposals to increase the number of primary school places in the borough.

You Said

That you suppoprted the proposals, but had some concerns about traffic.

We Did

Publish statutory consultation notices and started work with the School Travel Advisor and Smarter Travel Sutton team to address traffic issues.

We Asked

For you ideas about what our goals should be for the next year in planning services for Children and Young People

You Said

You want more activities for young people, a focus on care and support in preparing for work.

We Did

Take your views on board in developing the final version of the plan.

We Asked

A number of questions about potential sites for waste management.

You Said

That you wanted the South London Waste Partnership to consider eight additional sites.

We Did

Assess the suitablity of these additional sites using a robust set of criteria. All 8 sites scored poorly compared to the 28 sites considered previously.

We Asked

For your views on the key challenges facing children and young people in Sutton today.

You Said

That there are a lot of different challenges that affect young people in Sutton.

We Did

We have written an action plan using your comments and this is being consulted on until 16th April 2010.

We Asked

How residents might best get involved in their local area, and local democracy in particular.

You Said

There needs to be more opportunities for residents to get involved in local democracy, and events and taster sessions need to be widely publicised.

We Did

We used your feedback to inform the content and delivery of the Take Part Programme. get more involved.

We Asked

We asked for your views on the proposals set out in the draft South London Waste Plan.

You Said

That you were generally happy with the proposals; where issues were raised we have taken these into account when drafting the final Waste Plan

We Did

Ensured all comments were considered when drafting the final version fo the South London Waste Plan.

We Asked

Young people how they would like to be more involved in the decisions that affect their lives.

You Said

You want to be more involved in the issues that are important to you and the Young Advisors network was a good idea.

We Did

We have set up the Sutton Young Advisors, so that young people can get involved in decision making.

We Asked

What proposals you would like to make under the Sustainable Communities Act

You Said

You would like more local control over planning decisions

We Did

We submitted a proposal that would see Sutton become a pilot for a locally appointed planning appeals board.

We Asked

For you views on two strategies about the health and well-being of older people in Sutton.

You Said

You agreed with the priorities described in the strategies, but you made lots of comments about the detail.

We Did

We updated the documents using your comments and have combined the strategies into a single document.

We Asked

Your views on how the site can be developed to fit in with the surrounding area and meet the needs of older people and vulnerable adults.

You Said

You wanted something in keeping with the area’s historic character and made some detailed comments on what facilities should be required.

We Did

We made changes to the document using your comments and it has been approved as planning guidance for the site’s future development.

We Asked

What your thought about our plans for making Hackbridge a Sustainable Suburb.

You Said

You like a lot of the proposals and made some detailed comments.

We Did

We responded to the comments and will use them to prepare detailed planning guidance.

We Asked

What you thought of the council's proposed spending and saving plans

You Said

That 66% of you agree with the spending proposals and 64% of you agreed with the savings proposals.

We Did

Agree a budget for 2009/10