Open consultations

Blackpool Council consults with its residents and service users through regular surveys and consultations.

Surveys play an important role in helping the council to understand what people think about local services - what's working and what isn't.

Surveys also provide valuable data about how local services are seen to change over time, including people's preferences and expectations.

Current consultations 

Dog control Public Space Protection Order

A new Public Spaces Protection Order which has some limited restrictions on dog walkers is being proposed by Blackpool Council.
Blackpool Council welcomes responsible dog walkers/owners and their dogs in our parks, on our promenade and beaches, but in some areas dogs need to be on a lead and in other areas it is not appropriate for dog walking at all.

Council Tax reduction scheme consultation 2018

Council Tax Reduction is a discount for Council Tax. The level of discount is based on the income of the household.


Each year the council has to decide whether to change the Council Tax reduction scheme for working age applicants in its area. This year the council has decided that changes should be made for the following reasons:

  1. The continued roll out of Universal Credit in the Blackpool area and the removal of certain existing benefits
  2. The intention to extend the protections given under the scheme to additional vulnerable groups
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