Public consultation, or simply consultation, is a regulatory process by which the public's input on matters affecting them is sought. Its main goals are in improving the efficiency, transparency and public involvement in large-scale projects or laws and policies. It usually involves notification (to publicise the matter to be consulted on), consultation (a two-way flow of information and opinion exchange) as well as participation (involving interest groups in the drafting of policy or legislation).
You can find out about the latest issues on which Coventry City Council are consulting by visiting the Council's website here.
Coventry City Council is currently undertaking a review of Ward Forums as part of a wider look at the way they engage with local people to make sure that the mechanisms used are as effective as possible and use resources in the best way. A report will be expected to be considered by Cabinet within the next few months and this report will be publically available. The review aims to ensure that future meetings are well planned, publicised and attended and fit within a broader approach to engagement. For more information visit the Council's website here.