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Selective Licensing Consultation Launch

The Launch of the consultation for selective licensing starts on Monday 9th January. The consultation will run through until the 1st May 2017.

To briefly summarise the activity taking place;

  • All residential properties within the proposed Selective Licensing area, will receive a letter and an 8-page summary document in the post asking them to take part in the consultation
  • Commercial properties within the proposed Selective Licensing area will receive a letter and a link to an online survey as the expectation is that most businesses will have internet access. They will also be directed to the libraries where they can pick up hard copies of the questionnaire if they don’t have internet access.
  • Every Library in Bournemouth will have copies of the summary documents and one reference copy of the full document which will remain at the library. The libraries will be able to take paper copies of the questionnaire and return them to the consultation team
  • Eight roadshows are taking place in Boscombe to raise awareness of the consultation and direct people to drop-in sessions if needed. These will have display board summarising the proposed scheme and you will have postcards to hand out which will direct people to the where they can get further information
  • Nine drop-in sessions are taking place across the three wards. These are staffed by the Council’s Housing team. If members of the public want detailed information they should be directed to the drop-in sessions. Day, evening and weekend drop-in sessions are offered
  • A dedicated webpage contains all the information including the dates of roadshows and drop-ins, all the consultation documents, an FAQ section and links to the online survey www.bournemouth.gov.uk/selectivelicensing
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to complete a paper or online questionnaire can send in written responses to selective.licensing@bournemouth.gov.uk or in writing to the Consultation team at the town hall. A phone line is available 01202 451515 for people to ask question which will be logged
  • ORS will run three focus group sessions with residents and three with landlords to gain further insight into their views on the proposed scheme
  • A media campaign will promote the consultation throughout the 16 weeks as well as providing coverage on the Council’s social media platforms
  • Staff will attend key stakeholder meetings (resident forum, housing forums etc.) to promote the consultation
  • Posters will be distributed to local venues including noticeboards, libraries, community centres, GP surgeries etc