Nottinghamshire County Council focus group for voluntary & community sector organisations, and survey

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for people to join its focus groups and to complete an online survey regarding possible reorganisation of local government in Nottinghamshire

Join our focus group for voluntary & community sector organisations and have your say.

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking at options to establish whether there is a better way of delivering local government services in the County than the current two-tier structure, where responsibility for local services is split between Nottinghamshire County Council and seven District and Borough Councils.

In order to reduce costs, simplify access for residents and partners and improve services, we are considering a range of options that could develop a better system of local government for Nottinghamshire by replacing the eight councils in the two-tier system with a unitary system providing all local government services.

Following agreement at the Council’s Policy Committee, the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has now written a letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government seeking a formal invitation to submit proposals for a system of unitary local government for Nottinghamshire.

Voluntary and community organisations play a vital role in Nottinghamshire’s communities. To inform our consideration of the options and to ensure our final proposals make sense for voluntary and community organisations in Nottinghamshire, we are holding an online focus group where you can find out more and share your views.

Sign up will be limited to only one representative per organisation.

The date for this event is: Wednesday 14th October from 2pm – 4:30pm

This session is open to all voluntary and community organisations in Nottinghamshire. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be virtual session, held on Zoom. The focus groups are being managed and facilitated by an independent research agency who will also analyse all the responses.

Places on the focus group are limited, so please register early if you would like to join in.

Register Online

If you are unable to sign up online and need assistance please contact us including ‘Focus Groups’ at the top of your message. A member of the team will then be in touch to support you with your registration.

You can find the latest information about local government re-organisation in Nottinghamshire on our Your Nottinghamshire Your Future website.

If you are unable to attend please remember you can still have your say through our online survey which is open till Monday 19 October. Just follow the link below and read the information document before completing the survey.

Complete survey