Happy long weekend everyone! And it looks like it’s going to be a sunny one, too. We’re not in tomorrow, so this week’s consultation roundup comes to you a day early. Read on to see what our clients have been up to lately.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is consulting on a programme for change for its Fire and Rescue services

Greater Manchester is completely overhauling its Fire & Rescue services. Their current model is not sustainable, so they are looking for the public’s views on their proposals to modernise and streamline the services while also making efficiency savings of £12.8m. The consultation is clearly categorised into distinct chapters, with plenty of info and graphics embedded in fact banks.

Hackney Council is consulting on an upgrade to Fairchild’s Garden

The London Borough of Hackney has identified funding to transform Fairchild’s Garden, a green space in the heart of Hackney. The space is the final resting place of Thomas Fairchild, a notable local horticulturist. The overview page provides tons of information, including an embedded map, pictures of the plans and a great video explaining the proposed design and how it hopes to transform the garden into a welcoming green space for all.

Wandsworth Council is consulting on the restructure of its Autism Spectrum Disorder advisory services

This consultation comes following a previous one they ran last year on families’ experiences of the ASD assessment process. Using the feedback from the January consultation, they have drafted proposals on how best to meet the suggested changes. This time, they are seeking views from the public, stakeholders and medical professionals on the proposals. The consultation uses question routing, or skip logic, very effectively. It also uses fact banks to lay out the pros and cons of each proposal in handy tables.

HESA is consulting on the future of the services it provides

The Higher Education Statistics Agency is asking its stakeholders their opinions on the services it offers. The consultation is designed to share what the statutory elements of its service are with its subscribers, as well as how they can shape their services to best meet users’ needs moving forward. They use embedded PDFs nicely, as well as using a chapter survey for both information-only pages and survey questions. Labelled fact banks make it clear what information is required to answer each question, so they can expect high-quality, considered answers from their respondents.

And there you have it, folks. Have a lovely Easter, we’ll be back next week for more.

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