Past consultations

Why do we want your views?

The Council would like to hear your views on the future of Leisure Services in Gateshead. This consultation is your opportunity to be open and honest about leisure in our borough, and in particular to tell us what impact you would feel should a Council leisure centre that you use close. In addition, we want to hear any ideas you may have about how the Service can be improved.

Start: 02 Nov 2022
Ends: 08 May 2023
Why do we want your views?

We would like to capture the views of our library customers. If you have used a Gateshead library (not including libraries run by volunteers) in the last year, we welcome your feedback on our library service offer.

Start: 20 Mar 2023
Ends: 16 Apr 2023
Why do we want your views?

We want your views on a new devolution deal that the government have proposed for the North East. The deal will see a new combined authority formed to cover the seven local authority areas of County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. The new combined authority would be headed up by a Metro mayor and offers a potential £4.2bn of investment into the region over the next 30 years.

Start: 26 Jan 2023
Ends: 23 Mar 2023
Why do we want your views?

We would like your views on Gateshead's draft Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy which sets out our vision, aspiration and priorities for developing our support and provision for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Start: 15 Feb 2023
Ends: 14 Mar 2023
Why do we want your views?

Gateshead Council continues to face a significant financial challenge. Following reductions in government funding, we have been forced to cut our budget by £179m since 2010 and to consider further reductions of £55m over the next five years. The Government assume and expect local authorities to increase Council Tax to bridge the gap. We welcome your views on the draft budget and Council Tax proposals.

Start: 20 Dec 2022
Ends: 09 Feb 2023