Consultation describes a range of ways in which the people of Sunderland can exchange views to help influence decisions, inform the way services are delivered and improve their communities. It can be carried out using lots of different methods such as surveys, discussion groups, online forums, local events, meetings and exhibitions.
The views of local people in Sunderland really do matter and they do influence decisions that affect everything from how we provide services to the future of the whole city. We take our commitment to consultation very seriously and aim to ensure that it is carried out to the highest possible standard.
This means ensuring that:
For more information about the council's approach to consultation and how you can get involved, please visit the links below.