Current Consultations

Torfaen County Borough - Open Consultations / Public Engagement Activities Current consultations - updated 7.4.17 Click on a consultation title for further details about it.
Broadcasting BBC performance Ofcom Under the new Royal Charter and Agreement, regulation of the BBC passes from the BBC Trust to Ofcom on 3 April 2017. One of Ofcom's central responsibilities is to hold the BBC to account for fulfilling its mission and promoting its public purposes. As part of our new responsibilities, we are required to publish an operating framework containing provisions to secure effective regulation of the BBC. In relation to the BBC's performance, we must set an operating licence for the BBC, and we may set measures to assess the BBC's performance. The licence must set out the enforceable regulatory conditions that we consider appropriate to ensure the BBC fulfils its duties. 17.7.17
Communities Inquiry into poverty in Wales: Communities First - lessons learnt National Assembly for Wales The Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the following points: What worked and didn't work about the Communities First programme; how local authorities will decide which projects continue to receive funding after June 2017; and how different poverty reduction programmes (Communities for Work, Lift, Flying Start etc.) will change as a result of the end of Communities First. 22.5.17
Communities Inquiry into poverty in Wales: making the economy work for people on low incomes National Assembly for Wales The  Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the following points: How the Welsh Government's economic strategy and employability plan can: Create more inclusive economic growth that benefits people and places equally across Wales; Reduce the proportion of people on low incomes in Wales. 19.6.17
Constitutional Consultation on the Great Repeal Bill and its implications for Wales National Assembly for Wales The External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee is seeking the views of stakeholders on the UK Government's White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill and its implications for Wales. 8.5.17
Constitutional A stronger voice for Wales: engaging with Westminster and the devolved institutions National Assembly for Wales The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee have agreed to undertake an inquiry into inter-institutional working. The Committee intends to build on the work already undertaken by other legislatures on this issue. 5.6.17
Culture Inquiry into News Journalism in Wales National Assembly for Wales The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee are looking into News Journalism in Wales. his includes views from all mediums of news provision which fall under the Committee's remit. 12.5.17
Economy Impacts of congestion on the bus industry in Wales National Assembly for Wales The  Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee will undertake a short inquiry into the impact of congestion on the bus industry. The Committee is looking at the following issues: How does congestion affect the bus sector in Wales and how does this compare to other parts of the UK? How should policy be improved to address the impact of congestion on the bus sector? Whether congestion has an impact on the need for public subsidy of bus services in Wales? 2.6.17
Environment Review of the Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010 Welsh Government We want your views on proposed changes to the Private Water Supplies (Wales) Regulations 2010. 12.7.17
Health and Social Care Consultation on complementary and alternative medicines Charity Commission The Charity Commission is seeking your views on the charitable status of complementary and alternative medicines. 19.5.17
Health and Social Care Phase 2 implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 Welsh Government We are seeking your views on phase 2 of implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. 25.7.17
Health and Social Services Genomics for precision medicine strategy Welsh Government We are consulting on a number of things including: •working with patients and the public in genomics •plans to improve the health and healthcare provision for the people of Wales. 24.5.17
Health and Social Services National standards and outcomes framework for children and young people Welsh Government We are seeking views on a framework to replace the national standards for the provision of children's advocacy services (2003). 23.6.17
Planning Draft circular for the planning of Gypsy, Traveller and showpeople sites  Welsh Government We want your views on updated guidance on the planning aspects of identifying sustainable sites for Gypsies and Travellers. 22.5.17
Social Care Review of the Social Care Induction Framework Social Care Wales The Social Care Induction Framework (SCIF) has been reviewed and revised every 4 four years since 2001; the last review took place in 2012. There have been many changes across the social care workforce in recent years that relate to national and local changes in strategy, policy and practice. As a result, the content of the SCIF is outdated and not consistent with that of the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act. Therefore, this review is timely to reflect these changes and to ensure that the new induction framework is fit for purpose. 23.6.17
Transport Transport for Wales - Design of Wales and Borders Rail Service including Metro Welsh Government Transport for Wales is seeking views on the high level direction for the new Wales and Borders Rail Service including the South Wales Metro. 23.5.17
Transport Proposals to improve local bus services in Wales Welsh Government We want your views on how we can improve local bus services. 31.5.17
Transport A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor improvement study Welsh Government We are consulting on 2 options for improvements to the A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor. 5.6.17