Health Visiting and School Nursing Services Survey

The Children’s Public Health Commissioning Team at Gloucestershire County Council wants to hear about families’ and professionals’ experiences with the Health Visiting and School Nursing Services, which support children and young people from pre-birth to 19 years old.

If you work with children and young people and have had any experience working with health visitors or the school nursing service, then the team would like to hear from you to get a better understanding of your experiences. Fill in the short professionals’ survey here.

Young people aged up to 19 can complete their own survey about their experiences with the school nursing team. Fill in the short youth school nursing survey here.  

For more information, visit The survey closes on 22 January 2020.

Stroud District Local Plan Review: Draft Local Plan Public Consultation

The Stroud District Local Plan was adopted in 2015 and sets out a planning strategy for distributing development within the District and policies for protecting and conserving the natural and built environment. The current Plan covers the period to 2031. It is important that the Local Plan is kept up-to-date and the current Local Plan commits the Council to undertake an early review.

This Draft Local Plan sets out the Council’s vision, strategy, sites and policies for meeting development needs over the next 20 years. This Plan is now open for public consultation before the final plan is submitted to the Government during 2020.

Copies of the Draft Local Plan, together with supporting and background papers, are available at

There will be public exhibitions around the District during the consultation period. This will provide an opportunity to speak to officers working on the Local Plan review. Times and venues can be found at

To respond to the consultation, please complete the online survey available on the Local Plan Review webpage. Alternatively, you can email your response to or by post to Local Plan Review, The Planning Strategy Team, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Westward Road, Stroud, GL5 4UB. The consultation is open until 22 January 2020.

Developing Trust priorities

The Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is currently trying to develop its new strategy and what its priorities should be over the coming years.

The VCS is invited to take part in a short survey to help influence this work, you can find it at

Refreshing the Charity Governance Code

The steering group behind the Charity Governance Code is seeking views from the sector on whether the code should be more explicit about expectations around diversity and inclusion.

The group has begun a consultation about plans to refresh the code, how the code is being used, any topics that should be included or updated such as around safeguarding, and suggestions for how to improve awareness of the code.

You can take part by completing an online survey available at The consultation is open until 28 February 2020.