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The Research Box

Guiding local authorities and their partners through the power of research and public consultation

The Research Box has assisted many local authorities and delivery partners to conduct research and consultation amongst local residents, service users, businesses and special-interest groups

Public consultation and research

Over the past sixteen years, The Research Box has carried out more than 70 research and consultation studies for local authorities and service-delivery partnerships

Topics have included: budget consultation, community planning, corporate strategy, home fire safety, land-use planning, road safety, secondary education, and waste and recycling - amongst many others

Many of these studies have been carried out with hard-to-reach and special-interest groups. We have the experience to understand and interpret the needs of BAME communities; disability groups; children, older people, younger people and students; patient groups; various road-user groups, including young 'at-risk' drivers  

We also have experience of interviewing council members and officers, as well as senior stakeholders within the local community

Our team of consultants has the reputation for carefully-conducted research and consultation in often sensitive circumstances

we HAVE strong relationships with all our LOCAL AUTHORITY clients