Smart council officers outsmart attempts to game consultations

Smart and tech savvy council officers are weeding out attempts by anti-active travel campaigners to game consultations.  Over the last couple of years, officers working for several councils have spotted attempts to corrupt consultation results such as false names, false addresses and multiple internet submissions from the same IP address. And officers are now taking steps to ensure consultation responses satisfy the Department for Transport’s statutory guidance that they should reflect the local population.   

This post pulls together reports where a few councils have reported the results of their officers’ work … and a few councils which don’t bother.

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What are the councils up to? November & December 2021 edition

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.

Here’s a link back to September and October 2021’s editions if you want to rummage backwards.

December 2021

Consultations closing

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What are the councils up to? September & October 2021 edition

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.

Here’s a link back to July and August 2021’s round-up if you want to rummage backwards.

October 2021

Consultations closing

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What are the councils up to? July & August 2021 edition

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.

Here’s a link back to May and June 2021’s round-up if you want to rummage backwards.

August 2021

Consultations closing

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