‘Improving Public Engagement’ survey

City of York Council is interested in your views on its ‘public engagement’. This survey has I think had its deadline extended – which suggests they didn’t get enough public engagement to begin with, and really would like more. It’s open until 20 January.

It’s one of several listed on https://www.york.gov.uk/consultations.

This link should take you directly to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImprovingPublicEngagement

It might seem boring and unappealing, but please participate. It’s quite short. Here’s a page from it:


It asks a few questions about how you access council services, and asks if you like the new website (the ‘yes/no’ could perhaps have done with another option, such as ‘not sure’ or ‘some aspects are better, some seem worse’ … ?)

Personally I’d like the city council to do something about the planning applications part of its website, one of the places where people really do want to be engaged, but no doubt wander round confusedly, wondering how they go about doing that, and where interesting and valuable documents often seem to come and go in an apparently random way.

I also think that more work should have been done to preserve the links to existing content. I’ve got an infuriating number of ‘page not found’ results, from links I carefully made from this site, and from Google searches:


There are a few ‘page not found’ results here on my website, despite my best efforts. Some are inevitable. But I’ve found so many broken links into the council website, giving me the impression that they put less effort into setting up URL redirects than I did.

So, anyway, if you’d like to tell the city council your views of their new website and their public engagement: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImprovingPublicEngagement

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