Since the last roundup, I’m excited to announce that we’ve hit – and exceeded – 18 000 consultations on the Citizen Space Aggregator. There are nearly 844 open consultations at the time of writing. Impressive stuff! Read on for some recent highlights.

Coillte, Republic of Ireland, are consulting on ‘Dublin Mountains Forests; A Woodland for our Future’

Coillte is a state-owned commercial forestry business. They manage the Dublin Mountains Forests as commercial forests, but they receive high numbers of visitors, and they want to convert the management of these forests to the primary purpose of recreation and biodiversity. They’re running a slick chapter-based survey with chapters on different sections of the forests, embedded PDF plans in each chapter, fact banks containing things to do in each woods, pictures and maps…oh my! Not only is it shiny, but it means the public can find all the information they need to give their views at the point of response and don’t need to do additional research or reading.

The Ministry of Health, New Zealand, are consulting on a Medical Cannabis Scheme

The Ministry of Health are looking for public, industry and other stakeholders’ views on a medical cannabis scheme. It’s a large survey that has been organised in to chapters according to whom each topic will be relevant, i.e., patients/consumers, health professionals, prescribers, and so on. It’s convenient both for the admin, in that they don’t have to create separate consultations for each group of respondents, as well as for those giving their opinions. Respondents can easily see which sections are relevant and only need respond to those rather than having to click through an entire survey.

London Borough of Camden, UK, is consulting on ice cream licensing

Because who doesn’t love ice cream, right? Camden wants residents’ views on a scheme to license ice cream vans in the area, with the aim of reducing emissions from engine idling, clearer pricing, and increasing enforcement.

That’s it for now. If you’d like to hear more about Citizen Space, you can always get in touch.