Anyone involved in this rushed fake consultation is an anti-democrat and should resign.

Why the contribution is important

This brief consultation exersise is a sham.

by Thisisafakeconsultation on December 09, 2020 at 05:55PM

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  • Posted by ConcretenotTufa December 10, 2020 at 16:18

  • Posted by JobsNotBunting December 10, 2020 at 16:21

  • Posted by Phillipa_Changrin December 13, 2020 at 23:06

    This is a joke consultation and those that designed it are well aware of the fact.
  • Posted by JohnC December 14, 2020 at 18:00

    It seems to me that any consultation is better than no consultation. The real question is how widely the consultation is communicated, and how much time is given for people to respond. If the number of responses is very low, then the consultation cannot be said to be any kind of popular mandate for action.
  • Posted by Phillipa_Changrin December 14, 2020 at 23:21

    I think no consultation is better than faux consultation as this short-dated consultation gives a fig leaf for the council to hide behind.
  • Posted by wmheath January 01, 2021 at 16:32

    There's only any use pointing out the shortcomings of this process (and there will be plenty) if you've got something better to suggest. There's a crisis, businesses are going under, it'll get worse, this has to be done fast, it's urgent. For unadulterated whinge & troll without any upside there are other platforms better-suited.
  • Posted by NicoletteBoater January 05, 2021 at 15:55

    I do not share this perception and I object to it’s sentiment, for:
    1. This is not so much a consultation as a pioneering collaborative ideation process;
    2. Rather than ‘fake’, it is transparent, upfront and consistent about its aims - aims which are all the more urgent and important given the unprecedented challenges our locality is facing;
    3. Rather than ‘anti-democrat’ it provides the same opportunity to all residents and local organisations to contribute whatever their position or perspective - a welcome contrast with previous B&NES consultations and the generally more exclusive policy-making deliberations of our locality’s ‘anchor’ institutions.
    Yes it does seem ‘rushed’*, the platform has its flaws**, the process needs improving, and it’s probably under-resourced. However, at this pivotal moment or our locality, its the best opportunity we have to bring about the change we want, and the more of us that of us that contribute, and the more diverse and constructive those contributions are, the better our shared future will be. So let's do it!

    * That the Economic Recovery and Renewal Board has taken some 5 months to develop the vision this far, suggests that it is unrealistic to expect citizens to submit a sufficient quantity of constructive ideas and comments in less than 5 weeks.
    ** One of these is the absence on the platform of a mechanism for making improvement suggestions.
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