Welcome to the East Sussex Have your Say Hub.

We're committed to involving people in decisions that affect them, and value their input in planning, delivering and evaluating services.

Opportunities to give us your views are included below. You can search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc. You can also see how previous feedback has influenced our decision making process and what has happened as an outcome.

The results of consultations that were carried out before April 2013 are available on request.

If you would like information on any of our consultations in another format, including paper copies, please contact us:

email: haveyoursay@eastsussex.gov.uk

telephone: 01273 481503.

For more ways to have your say including petitions, council meetings, or by joining one of our forums, groups and panels, please visit our consultation page.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

Have your say on proposed changes to the local Deferred Payment Agreement for residential care

We asked:
We asked for your views on our proposals to change the existing East Sussex Deferred Payment Agreement (DPA) to reflect the requirements of the national Care Act 2014.
You said:
You said there should be a choice about how to pay the charges, but you weren’t sure how often the annual administration charge should be invoiced. You said the DPA should be available to people moving into extra care and supported accommodation.
We did:
We have given people a choice about whether to pay the charges or add them to the debt. We will invoice the annual administration charge on a six monthly basis. The DPA will be available as a ‘bridging loan’ to clients who are selling their home and moving into rented extra care housing or supported accommodation.

Shaping the future of our countryside access - survey for Stakeholders

We asked:
We asked you how you are involved with rights of way and our ten countryside sites in East Sussex, and what your plans are in the future.
You said:
We received 126 responses to the survey from a wide range of stakeholders. This included council’s, businesses and community and voluntary organisations and associations. The top three activities that these stakeholders took part in were enjoyment of the countryside, health and exercise and monitoring and management. A number of suggestions were provided for how we could do things differently in the future. This included making more or better use of volunteers and community groups, improving information and education and exploring funding and sponsorship ideas.
We did:
We will use what you told us together with a range of other information to understand the long term need for rights of way and countryside sites. We are using this as the basis of our plan for how we will manage them. The County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve this plan in winter 2015. We will then ask you what you think. A report summarising the key findings of the survey will be published on our website www.eastsussex.gov.uk/futurecountrysideaccess in May 2015.

Shaping the future of our countryside access

We asked:
We asked you how and why you use rights of way (RoW) and our ten countryside sites in East Sussex
You said:
Nearly 900 people told us their views about rights of way and countryside sites. Most of those who responded had used RoW and our countryside sites in the last 2 years. Respondents use them as a way to relax and unwind, keep healthy, enjoy the scenery and wildlife or because they enjoy walking. Respondents comments about RoW covered issues such as maintenance and how RoW are accessed and the importance of RoW for health, leisure and future generations
We did:
We will use what you told us together with a range of other information to understand the long term need for rights of way and countryside sites. We are using this as the basis of our plan for how we will manage them. The County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve this plan in winter 2015. We will then ask you what you think. A report summarising the key findings of the survey will be published on our website www.eastsussex.gov.uk/futurecountrysideaccess in May 2015.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.