Consultations / Surveys

Consultation on the cost of leisure centres

Have your say on how to improve access to leisure centres for low income households.

Being active and taking part in physical activities is important to health and wellbeing.

During the summer we will be talking to children, young people and families as well as older people to find out whether things like cost, equipment, suitable clothing, transport or family budget has an impact on if, and how often, they are able to attend centres and get involved in the activities on offer.

Closing date is 30 September 2021.

Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Public Accountability meeting

The focus of this meeting will be about the proposed centralisation of custody in Spennymoor and members of the public are being asked to submit questions, that can be raised at the meeting.

Submit your questions via the link:

Closing date is Sunday 22 August 2021.

A full recording of the meeting, including all questions and answers will then be uploaded on YouTube.

Aged 16 - 30 years old?

If you've got a few minutes spare and you're aged between 16 - 30yrs, you could win a £50 Amazon voucher by completing the online Healthwatch County Durham survey.

The NHS is doing everything it can to deliver COVID-19 vaccines across County Durham, but there might be things that can be improved. We'd love to hear what you think about the COVID-19 vaccine here ????

Healthwatch CD

Gambling Act consultation

The Gambling Act 2005 statement of principles which was introduced in 2019 is now due for review. 

Durham County Council is asking residents in County Durham to tell us of any changes or additions they feel should be made to the current statement. We are also hoping for residents to highlight any issues with gambling premises in their locality which they feel should be included too.

The consultation ends at 5pm, Sunday 1 August 2021.

Click here to access the consultation Durham County Council Gambling Act consultation

Call it Out survey

A survey to gather the views of women and girls on personal safety in County Durham and Darlington has been launched by the police.

‘Call it Out’ seeks to listen to the concerns and lived experiences of women and girls across the force area and understand how safe they feel.

Durham Constabulary will use the results of the survey to tackle safety concerns by working with the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, Durham County Council and Darlington Borough Council.

The survey will run until Wednesday, May 5 and is completely anonymous. To take part, visit

May be an image of one or more people and text that says "NO WOMAN SHOULD EVER FEEL INTIMIDATED, HARASSED, OR UNSAFE Call out unacceptable behaviour and help us make County Durham and Darlington safer. #callitout"

If you have suffered any type of crime, please contact 101, or report it online through 101 Live Chat

Always call 999 in an emergency.

To independently access support services, contact the Victim Care and Advice Service on 0303 040 1099, or visit

The Meadows Sexual Assault Referral Centre offers support to those who have experienced rape or sexual assault. Call 03333 448283 or visit