Consultation & Engagement Hub

Welcome to the Bristol City Council Consultation & Engagement Hub.  This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you.  Recently updated consultations are displayed below; alternatively, search for consultations by keyword, postcode, interest etc.

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Featured consultations

  • Edward Colston Statue Exhibition and Survey

    The statue of Edward Colston was pulled down on 7 June 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol. One year on, the statue now forms part of a new display at M Shed to start a city-wide conversation about its future. The statue is on display alongside a selection of placards from... More

    Closed 3 October 2021

  • Leisure Facilities Investment Strategy

    Bristol City Council owns nine leisure centres and swimming pools located across Bristol. The council also helps to fund the City of Bristol Gymnastics Centre, the Bristol Brunel Academy Fitness Suite and eight school leisure facilities that the public can use. Bristol City Council... More

    Closes 7 November 2021

Open Consultations

  • Hillside Road Traffic Calming

    Funding has been allocated by local area committee to install traffic calming on Hillside Road with the aim of reducing vehicle speeds and improving safety for all. The proposals include; Speed cushions along Hillside Road and Kingsway Avenue at key... More

    Closes 27 October 2021

  • Canford Lane Pedestrian Crossing

    Funding has been allocated by local area committee to provide a safe pedestrian crossing point of Canford Lane. The current proposal is for a new zebra crossing of Canford Lane just to the east of the main entrance to Canford Crematorium and Cemetery. There is no current existing... More

    Closes 27 October 2021

  • 96-98 West Street housing development consultation

    Bristol City Council Housing Delivery Service, is looking to redevelop a former garage court site, situated on the intersection of Clifton Road and West Street in Bedminster. The intention is to provide ‘move on’ accommodation, enabling people who are homeless to have a home... More

    Closes 31 October 2021

  • Investing in the Energy Efficiency of our Community Buildings

    Community buildings offer a focal point for the community. This past year they have been at the heart of the COVID pandemic response. Community buildings can help to lead the way on energy efficiency in their communities and be part of helping achieve city wide net zero carbon... More

    Closes 31 October 2021

  • Leisure Facilities Investment Strategy

    Bristol City Council owns nine leisure centres and swimming pools located across Bristol. The council also helps to fund the City of Bristol Gymnastics Centre, the Bristol Brunel Academy Fitness Suite and eight school leisure facilities that the public can use. Bristol City Council... More

    Closes 7 November 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Youth Zone Public Engagement

    As we emerge from the pandemic the effects of isolation on our young people, especially those in more disadvantaged communities, is apparent. Children and young people (CYP) in Bristol need us to invest in their futures. They need a place that helps them to learn new... More

    Closed 17 October 2021

  • Edward Colston Statue Exhibition and Survey

    The statue of Edward Colston was pulled down on 7 June 2020 during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol. One year on, the statue now forms part of a new display at M Shed to start a city-wide conversation about its future. The statue is on display alongside a selection of placards from... More

    Closed 3 October 2021

  • Dovercourt Housing Proposals Consultation

    We are consulting on proposals for a residential development of approximately 140 homes on the Dovercourt Depot site in the residential area of Lockleaze, off Dovercourt Road. Please share your views to help us shape this Outline Planning stage. This is the second round of public... More

    Closed 30 September 2021

  • Corporate Strategy 2021

    The Corporate Strategy describes our vision for the council, the services we deliver, and what we want to achieve with our partners in Bristol and beyond. The strategy sets out our main priorities for the coming five years, and it informs everything the council does and how we plan for the... More

    Closed 26 September 2021

  • Draft concept plan for land off New Fosseway Road

    Working with a multi-disciplinary design team, Bristol City Council is bringing forward plans to transform the former New Fosseway School site, the land to the rear of New Fosseway Road, Hengrove. We carried out an initial stage of local engagement earlier this year.... More

    Closed 12 September 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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We asked

The engagement on Greville Road was open for four weeks from 18 March to 18 April 2021. People were asked about their street environment, what they liked about the street, what they would improve and what would they prioritise. The survey aimed to capture views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses the street to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved and provide feedback on their own experiences.

The survey also asked people to give their views on some proposals to make Greville Road one-way or make it access-only by closing the road at one end or halfway.

Individual responses were received via the online survey and, to ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible in a multi-cultural ward, paper copies with a translation offer covering 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to 641 local properties. 25 posters were put up in the local area to raise awareness of the survey. Local stakeholders and community groups were also asked to help raise awareness of the survey and it was promoted via social media platforms. As COVID-19 restrictions prevented face to face engagement, the team offered virtual chats and phone appointments to anyone who didn’t want to submit a written response but wanted to ask questions and provide feedback.

You said

From this survey, we received 727 responses, which were made up of 608 online and 119 paper copies. Of the responses received, 97% are residents who live within one mile and more than 93% said they walk to the road.

Around 76% of respondents said they like Greville Road because it is “close to North Street shopping area” and 53% said they like the “personality and character of the street”. The most serious problem identified was “the pavements are too narrow” (34%) followed by “the street is busy with traffic” (33.9%). Over 59% of respondents think “maintaining motorised vehicle access to the street” is an essential priority for Greville Road.

Most respondents either disagreed or strongly disagreed with all four of the different road layout options proposed to restrict access to motorised traffic via either a new one-way system or road closure on Greville Road. 48% of comments were against the proposed changes to road layout, commenting either that they were not needed or highlighting concerns that changes would impact other local roads. Here, 22% of comments in this section called for a neighbourhood-wide approach.

We did

The feedback from this survey along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local stakeholders has been reviewed. There were comments for and against the different road layouts proposed throughout the survey, but the responses did not show a consensus among the community. We will therefore not be implementing the suggested changes at this time. We will take forward the comments received from the survey as we develop our Liveable Neighbourhood strategy for the city. This will involve looking at whole areas, rather than individual streets, to make neighbourhoods a more pleasant place for everyone with safer streets, cleaner air, and easier walking and cycling journeys. More information about what we engaged on and the results are available in the full report. 

We asked

The engagement on Mina Road was open for six weeks from Monday 1 February 2021 to Sunday 14 March 2021. People were asked about their street environment, what they liked about the street, what they would improve and what would they prioritise in three sections of the road. These were:

  • north of the mini roundabout – between the railway tunnel and where Mina Road meets York Street and James Street;
  • south of the mini roundabout – between the M32 and where Mina Road meets York Street and James Street;
  • the shopping area - between  John Street and the mini roundabout.

In summer 2020 we installed a protected bike lane between the railway tunnel and Mercia Drive using temporary bollards. The survey also asked how well people think the current scheme was working and if they agree or disagree with keeping the bike lane.

The survey aimed to capture views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses the street to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved in the street environment and provide feedback on their own experiences.

Individual responses were received via the online survey and, to ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible in a multi-cultural ward, paper copies with a translation offer in 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to 1715 local properties. 25 posters were put up in the local area to raise awareness of the survey. Local stakeholders and community groups were also asked to help raise awareness of the survey and it was promoted via social media platforms. As COVID-19 restrictions prevented face to face engagement, the team offered virtual chats and phone appointments to anyone who didn’t want to submit a written response but wanted to ask questions and provide feedback.

You said

From this survey we received 824 responses, which were made up of 454 online and 370 paper copies. Of the responses received, 81% are residents and 85% of respondents live on Mina or live within one mile. 87% of respondents said they walk to the road, 66% ride a bike and 52% drive a car or a van.

For the north section of Mina Road, more than 70% of respondents said they like the street for being close to the city farm and close to green spaces. When asked what they viewed as problems, 51% of respondents felt the street is busy with motorised traffic and 50% feel air quality is too poor. More than 50% of respondents think having cleaner air and improving the Concorde Way cycle route are essential and high priorities.

For the south section of Mina Road, more than 78% of respondents said they like the personality and character of the street and it being close to green spaces. 85% of respondents felt the most serious and moderate problems were the street being busy with motorised traffic and poor air quality. Over 55% of respondents felt cleaner air and prioritising more road space for cycling are essential and high priorities.

For the shopping section of Mina Road, 81% of respondents said like the personality and character of the street and 73% of respondents like it for being close to local businesses. 85% of respondents felt the most serious and moderate problem was the street being busy with motorised traffic. 55% of respondents think cleaner air, making it easier to cross the road, and restricting traffic from and to the M32 are essential and high priorities.

When asked for their views on the temporary bike lane, 63.5% either agreed or strongly agreed the bike lane to remain in place,  compared to 21.57% who disagreed or strongly disagreed.

We did

The feedback from this survey along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local stakeholders has been reviewed. It has been agreed to retain the protected bike lane from the railway tunnel and Mercia Drive.

We will also take forward the comments as we develop our Liveable Neighbourhood strategy for the city. This will involve taking a look at whole areas, rather than individual streets, to make neighbourhoods a more pleasant place for everyone with safer streets, cleaner air, and easier walking and cycling journeys.

More information about what we engaged on and the results are available in the full report. 

We asked

Public consultation on the proposed transport improvements and river restoration works was undertaken between the 21 January 2021 and the 4 March 2021, a period of six weeks.

This sought to build on the feedback generated through an early consultation in February 2020 to improve travel through and within the area. The consultation asked for public feedback on the preliminary designs for transport improvements and river restoration works in Bedminster Green.

You said

388 people respondend to this consultation, the results of which  are available in the Bedminster Green consultation report.

We did

The "Bedminster Green - You Said, We Did" document shows how Bristol City Council is using the community feedback from the Bedminster Green Transport consultation to inform designs going forward.

We asked

The engagement on Redcliff Mead Lane and Prewett Street was open for four weeks from Monday 1 February to Sunday 28 February 2021. People were asked about their street environment, what they liked about the street, what they would improve and what would they prioritise. The survey captured views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses the street to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved in the street environment and provide feedback on their own experiences.

Individual responses were received via the online survey and, to ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible in a multi-cultural ward, paper copies with a language template covering 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to 975 local properties. 25 posters were put up in the local area to raise awareness of the survey. Local stakeholders and community groups were also asked to help raise awareness of the survey and it was promoted via social media platforms. Due to COVID-19 restrictions preventing face to face engagement, the team offered virtual chats and phone appointments to anyone who didn’t want to submit a written response but wanted to ask questions and provide feedback.

You said

From this survey we received 162 responses to the engagement, which were made up of 50 online and 112 paper copies. Of the responses received 86% are residents who live within one mile and over 94% walk to the road.

Around 60% of respondents like Redcliff Mead Lane and Prewett Street due to it being “easy to walk around - there are good walking routes” and “close to shopping areas” (51%). The most serious problem identified “the air quality is too poor” (42.1%) followed by “the traffic speeds are too high (36.3%). Over 58% of respondents think “more greenery/planters” and “cleaner air” (56%) are essential priorities.

Option A proposed to close Redcliff Mead Lane where it meets Prewett Street but there was no majority support for either option. 44.5% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed and 39.1% of respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed with this option. Option B proposed to close Prewett Street at Proctor House and 46.2% of respondents disagreed or strongly disagreed and 40.6% agreed or strongly agreed with this option.

We did

The feedback from this survey along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local stakeholders has been reviewed. There were comments for and against the proposed road layout changes throughout the survey, but the responses did not show a consensus among the community. We will therefore take forward the comments received from the survey as we develop our Liveable Neighbourhood strategy for the city. This will involve looking at whole areas, rather than individual streets, to make neighbourhoods a more pleasant place for everyone with safer streets, cleaner air, and easier walking and cycling journeys. More information about what we engaged on and the results are available in the full report. 

We asked

The engagement for Beaufort Road was open for six weeks from Monday 18 January 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021. People were asked about their street environment, what they liked about the street, what they would improve and what would they prioritise. The survey captured views from residents, businesses and anyone who uses the street to help build a picture of what people would like to see improved and provide feedback on their own experiences.

People were also asked to give their views on a proposal to introduce a series of one-way restrictions on Beaufort Road. This was put forward as a suggestion to reduce the number of motorised vehicles using the road as a through route and reduce the conflict between vehicles travelling in opposing directions.

Individual responses were received via the online survey and, to ensure the survey reached as wide an audience as possible, paper copies that included a translation offer in 12 languages were posted along with a free post envelope to more than 1500 local properties. 20 posters were put up in the local area to raise awareness of the survey. Local stakeholders and community groups were also asked to help raise awareness of the survey and it was promoted via social media platforms. As COVID-19 restrictions prevented face to face engagement, the team offered virtual chats and phone appointments to anyone who didn’t want to submit a written response but wanted to ask questions and provide feedback.

You said

From this survey we received 785 responses, which were made up of 489 online and 296 paper copies. Of the responses received 93% are residents who live within one mile and 94% said they walk to the road, 75% drive a car or van, and 49% ride a bike.

When asked what they liked about the street, the most popular answer was the street being “close to the cemetery” (59%) whilst 49% liked it for its “large trees and green space”. This was followed closely by “local views” (46%) and “20 mph limit” (44%)

When asked what residents viewed as problems; 85% thought “the street being busy with traffic” was a problem, 67% thought that “traffic speeds were too high”, 62% thought “the road was unsafe to cycle” and 57% thought “not having a dedicated space for cyclists” was a problem. Around 58% thought “pavements were too narrow”, “air quality was poor” and “there was too much noise pollution”.

In terms of priorities: 69% said they want “traffic calming measures to slow traffic”, 59% want “cleaner air”, 58% want “to maintain access for motorised vehicles”, 56% support “changing the traffic direction for example to one way”, and 51% want to “prioritise more space for cycling”.

60% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the proposed scheme to amend traffic flow on Beaufort Road.

We did

The feedback from this survey, along with the engagement with local businesses, community groups and local, will be used to inform designs as part of the Liveable Neighbourhood strategy. More information about what we engaged on and the results of this survey are available in the full report.