Decision details

Consultation Standards

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



(1)            the Consultation Standards set out in paragraph 3.17 of the officer report be approved, noting that all Portfolio Holders and Directors would ensure that consultations in their respective areas met these standards before they go into the public domain, with the Head of Communications having corporate oversight of consultations and standards;


(2)            the governance approach for the management of consultations outlined in section 3 of the officer report be endorsed; and


(3)            the Portfolio Holders for Performance, Communications and Customer Experience and Community and Culture be informed and able to comment ahead of all major consultations across the Council.


Reason for Decision:  The report set out an approach to improve the quality and consistency of Council consultations so that residents feel they can have greater influence over what happens in their local area and supports the vision of Putting Pride Back in Harrow.


[No conflict of interests were declared or dispensations granted in relation to the above items.]

Report author: Alex Dewsnap

Publication date: 20/01/2023

Date of decision: 19/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2023

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