Closed Consultations & Surveys

  • A consultation on Greater Manchester's Cultural Strategy

    Greater Manchester will be the best place in the world to create, participate in and engage with culture and heritage. Greater Manchester is known around the world for our significant contribution to culture. Our proposals, outlined in this draft strategy will be to maintain and further develop our cultural offer. We want to grow our reputation by inspiring and supporting our residents to express their own creativity and by developing, attracting and... More
    Opened 4 August 2018
  • Are you a musician or do you work in the music industry in Greater Manchester?

    Are you a musician who lives, works or plays in Greater Manchester? Or are involved with the music industry in some way? If so, we want to hear from you. In June 2018, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham launched a major review to look at existing provisions for musicians, music businesses and audiences across Greater Manchester. The review will provide a greater understanding of the issues currently faced in the industry, which will shape recommendations to enhance Greater... More
    Opened 22 August 2018
  • Developing a Good Employment Charter for Greater Manchester

    Greater Manchester is developing a Good Employment Charter. The aim of the Charter is to help employers reach excellent employment standards and become more successful as a result. Greater Manchester must be a place where people can fulfil their ambitions. That means making it a place where people want to live and work, whether they are setting up their own business or working as an employee. We are therefore setting out a... More
    Opened 3 October 2018
  • Developing Good Jobs and Growth: Greater Manchester’s Local Industrial Strategy

    Greater Manchester is a world-renowned centre of industry, innovation, enterprise and creativity. Developing a local industrial strategy is an exciting opportunity to build on our pioneering history and drive our city-region forward as a global economic powerhouse. As one of just three ‘trailblazer’ areas in the UK, we are working collaboratively with government to develop our local industrial strategy. It will be our joint plan for creating exciting, well-paid jobs in... More
    Opened 15 October 2018
  • Music in Greater Manchester

    Hello and welcome to our second survey about music in Greater Manchester! We've already asked musicians from across Greater Manchester their views on the music scene across the city-region and now we're asking music go-ers to tell us about their experiences of music in Greater Manchester. We want to hear your views on all things music - where do you watch it? What venues do you like? And what how can we improve the music scene in Greater Manchester? All of your... More
    Opened 12 November 2018
  • Greater Manchester’s Big Alcohol Conversation

    The Greater Manchester vision is to make our city region one of the best places in the world. A place where everyone can have the best start in life, live well and age well. Protecting people from the harms caused by alcohol is an important part of this. The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority are aiming to reduce the harms associated with alcohol while supporting Greater Manchester’s communities and night... More
    Opened 26 November 2018
  • Developing a Drug and Alcohol Strategy for Greater Manchester

    Drugs and alcohol are everybody’s business. Drugs and alcohol misuse impacts on the health and wellbeing of our residents, the safety of our communities, and the vibrancy and economic future of our town centres and night time economies. As well as causing health problems, such as cancer, liver cirrhosis and heart disease, we know that alcohol affects the well-being of families, and is a major contributor to domestic abuse, violent crime and public disorder. We know that the issues... More
    Opened 12 December 2018
  • Police funding 2019/20

    Funding for the police comes both directly from central government and also a proportion of your council tax. About 80% of the funding for the police comes in a grant from the government, and the Mayor is responsible for setting the amount of council tax that local households pay for the police. Since 2010 the government has cut the amount of cash they provide to Greater Manchester Police by £215 million. This has resulted in the loss of 2,000 police officers – a 25% reduction... More
    Opened 11 January 2019
  • Mayoral Development Corporation - Regenerating Stockport's Town Centre West

    Stockport’s Town Centre West is set to become Greater Manchester’s newest, greenest, and coolest affordable urban neighbourhood. History and nature set a great context for streets and buildings to quickly establish a distinctive urban environment and a truly sustainable place to live. Town Centre West will be a walkable neighbourhood at the heart of things. It will provide a choice of homes and workspace. Residents and business... More
    Opened 14 January 2019
  • The Greater Manchester Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment

    Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment: The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, is all about making our city region fit for the future and one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit. This is how young people from across Greater Manchester see their city-region in the future ... Plan for Homes, Jobs, and the Environment (FULL DRAFT) Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (OVERVIEW) ... More
    Opened 14 January 2019
  • Commitments to individuals with palliative care needs

    Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network are currently developing a Palliative and End of Life Care Framework. The Framework will set a number of objectives and outline the outcomes that the people in Greater Manchester can expect to live well during the last year of life with dignity, in the place of their choice, regardless of disease, setting, age and circumstance. The Framework will contain 12 individual focused commitments and 4 system enabling commitments,... More
    Opened 17 January 2019
  • Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission - Call for Evidence

    The Greater Manchester Co-operative Commission has been established by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to be a driver for developing co-operative activity across the city-region and to explore how co-operative methods can help to solve existing issues facing the city-region. The Commissioners sit as an independent panel, and will make policy recommendations to ensure that the GMCA is drawing on the benefits that co-operatives can bring to our city-region. ... More
    Opened 11 March 2019
  • Plastic waste and recycling in Greater Manchester

    Recycle for Greater Manchester is the public facing brand of GMCA waste and resources. We work with local councils in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford, to inspire and encourage the residents of Greater Manchester to manage their waste responsibly, helping residents to see the value of waste and the real benefits that can be achieved by wasting less and recycling right. (Wigan is not part of Recycle for Greater Manchester because... More
    Opened 19 March 2019
  • Recycle for Greater Manchester Campaign Feedback

    Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM) is the public facing brand of GMCA Waste & Resources. We work with local councils in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford to inspire and encourage the residents of Greater Manchester to manage their waste and recycling responsibly. We aim to help residents to see the value of waste and the real benefits that can be achieved by wasting less and recycling right. Please note: Wigan is not... More
    Opened 26 April 2019
  • Our Pass Opportunities

    Our Pass is for 16 to 18 year olds in Greater Manchester. It combines free bus travel with access to exciting sports, culture and leisure opportunities and other offers. Applications for Our Pass will open in July via and you will be able to start using it in September. Young people are at the heart of Our Pass – young people chose its name and designed the card. Now we want to find out what you want to do... More
    Opened 9 May 2019
  • Greater Manchester Clean Air Proposal

    Dirty air from road transport can seriously damage our health and plays a part in thousands of deaths every year. Greater Manchester needs to reduce air pollution to legal levels as quickly as possible. The 10 local councils in Greater Manchester are developing a Clean Air Plan to tackle this major risk to our health. The proposals include a Clean Air Zone, alongside major government funding to clean up the region’s most-polluting vehicles. We’d like your views on our proposals... More
    Opened 13 May 2019
  • Moorland Public Space Protection Order

    In an effort to prevent a repetition of last summer’s moorland fires, Tameside Council and Oldham Council are proposing to introduce a public space protection order (PSPO). The PSPO, if adopted, would prohibit activities within the boundaries of the PSPO which have been identified as carrying a significant risk of causing wildfires, such as lighting a barbecue, building or lighting any kind of fire, and lighting fireworks or having Chinese lanterns carrying an open flame. To... More
    Opened 8 July 2019
  • Greater Manchester High Rise Residents Survey

    Following the fire at Grenfell tower in June 2017, a High Rise Task Force was established in Greater Manchester to ensure every residential high rise tower block is safe from fire. In addition, the Task Force aims to ensure residents living in these tower blocks receive appropriate fire safety advice. The Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force has commissioned research to understand whether there has been any impact on Greater Manchester residents following the Grenfell tower... More
    Opened 8 July 2019
  • Strategic Regeneration Framework - Stockport Town Centre West

    Thank you for taking the time look at this consultation on Stockport Council’s proposals for future development across Stockport’s Town Centre West. The following pages set out a range of information and images about the vision, objectives, and overall masterplan that make up the Strategic Regeneration Framework for Town Centre West. We are very interested in receiving a broad range of opinions about the Strategic Regeneration Framework. Responses to this consultation will shape the... More
    Opened 18 July 2019
  • VCSE in Greater Manchester - the next 10 years

    The GM VCSE Devolution Reference Group has been developing a Policy Paper which will sit alongside the Greater Manchester Local Industrial Strategy, the Greater Manchester Reform White Paper and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Prospectus, describing both the ‘offer’ of the sector in Greater Manchester, and the transformation which needs to happen in the sector in order for it to maximise its potential. The paper builds on the Accord between Mayor and GMCA... More
    Opened 8 August 2019
  • NeighbourhoodWatch Cybercrime Survey

    Neighbourhood Watch has launched a landmark new survey to understand the impact of cybercrime on communities across England and Wales. Traditionally Neighbourhood Watch has been focused on keeping people safe in the places they live but with the advent of new technology, it’s clear people can be at their most vulnerable when they occupy online spaces. Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre run by the City of London... More
    Opened 12 August 2019
  • Supporting Victims and Witnesses Every Step of the Way: experiences of police, court and support services

    “Putting victims at the centre” is one of the three priorities in Standing Together , Greater Manchester’s plan for policing and tackling crime, and we want to ensure that victims and witnesses of crime receive the best possible service from the police and courts, as well as having access to support that truly helps you cope and recover. We want to hear from you if you have been a victim of, or a witness to, crime in Greater Manchester – regardless of whether you have... More
    Opened 15 August 2019
  • Transport and the Night Time Economy

    Sacha Lord, Greater Manchester's Night Time Economy Adviser, in partnership with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Transport for Greater Manchester, want to know how people like you move around Greater Manchester at night – and what, if anything, prevents you from doing so. If you're out and about between 6pm and 6am - whether that's for work or pleasure - and whether you travel by private car, taxi, public transport or even cycle, we want to hear from... More
    Opened 21 August 2019
  • Developing a Health and Justice Strategy for Greater Manchester

    Poor health is something that impacts both victims of crime and offenders. From learning disabilities to drug addiction to poor mental health, there are a surprising number of health problems that make you more likely to be a victim of crime or an offender. So we’ve decided to become the first city-region in England to develop a Health and Justice Strategy. The aim of this strategy is to improve the health of people who are already in the criminal justice... More
    Opened 2 October 2019
  • Doing Buses Differently - proposed franchising scheme for Greater Manchester

    Greater Manchester is the first city-region to consult on a proposed bus franchising scheme. Buses are vital for Greater Manchester. They’re used for three-out-of-four public transport journeys and thousands of us depend on them to get to work, the shops or services like our local GP. But bus use is falling. Currently in Greater Manchester, individual bus operators decide their own routes, timetables, tickets and standards. In areas they don’t run, the public... More
    Opened 14 October 2019
  • Greater Manchester Hate Crime Plan

    Greater Manchester is a place where everyone should feel safe to be themselves. No one should face violence, abuse or hatred just because of who they are, who they love, where they’re from, what they look like or what they believe. Hate incidents and hate crime will not be tolerated in Greater Manchester. There is a lot of great work taking place to tackle hate crime in each area of Greater Manchester but we think we can be more effective if we work together. So, we are... More
    Opened 16 October 2019
  • Valuing parks, woodlands and other greenspaces (The Ignition Project)

    The Ignition Project brings together 12 partners from Greater Manchester’s local government, universities, non-governmental organisations, and businesses. We aim to address the emergency caused by climate change. We are investigating how we can fund the delivery of more nature based projects that will help make us less vulnerable to climate change. We aim to achieve a 10% increase in our city’s coverage of plants and trees by 2038. We are asking everyone who lives, works,... More
    Opened 22 November 2019
  • Police funding 2020/21

    Dear Greater Manchester residents and businesses, Funding for the police comes both directly from a central Government grant and also from the police precept element of your council tax. About 20% of the funding for Greater Manchester Police comes from that police precept, one of the lowest proportions in the country. This means that here in Greater Manchester we are heavily reliant on government funding to protect the police on our streets who help keep our communities safe. ... More
    Opened 17 January 2020
  • SIGN UP HERE to hear more about Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (Greater Manchester Spatial Framework)

    Subscribe to our mailing list If you want to receive an email telling you when the consultation for Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment goes live, please subscribe to this spatial framework mailing list. More
    Opened 23 January 2020
  • Manchester’s Gay Village - What it means to those who use it

    Manchester City Council has commissioned a review of Manchester’s Gay Village to fully understand what the area means to local people, visitors and businesses, and to inform how the Gay Village can be protected and enhanced in the future. As a celebrated and unique part of the city centre, this is a listening exercise to provide an updated understanding of the importance of the Gay Village as a safe space for the city’s LGBTQ+ community. Hatch, an... More
    Opened 21 February 2020
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