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

  • Budget Consultation 2020/21

    Every February, the council sets a budget for the next year which details how much money we will be able to spend on each of the services the council provides. We are consulting on options for the level of Council Tax increase next year (from April 2020-March 2021) to help cover some of the... More

    Closes 4 December 2019

  • Sensory Support Service Consultation

    Bristol City Council is seeking the views of citizens, professionals and organisations on proposed changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Sensory Support Service. This service provides support to children and young people (CYP) with sensory needs in... More

    Closes 4 December 2019

  • A Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for Bristol 2020-2025

    Bristol aspires to have a Sport and Physical Activity Strategy which brings together a wide group of partners with the shared objectives of creating, promoting and enhancing opportunities for sport and physical activity as a key means to help create a healthier, resilient and more prosperous city.... More

    Closes 26 November 2019

Open Consultations

  • A Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for Bristol 2020-2025

    Bristol aspires to have a Sport and Physical Activity Strategy which brings together a wide group of partners with the shared objectives of creating, promoting and enhancing opportunities for sport and physical activity as a key means to help create a healthier, resilient and more prosperous city.... More

    Closes 26 November 2019

  • Improvement of Pedestrian Facilities on Langton Court Road

    Bristol City Council is proposing work to improve pedestrian facilities on Langton Court Road and would like to hear your opinion. The proposals are: The construction of a raised table outside St Anne’s School on Langton Court Road. This will provide a... More

    Closes 1 December 2019

  • Sensory Support Service Consultation

    Bristol City Council is seeking the views of citizens, professionals and organisations on proposed changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Sensory Support Service. This service provides support to children and young people (CYP) with sensory needs in... More

    Closes 4 December 2019

  • Budget Consultation 2020/21

    Every February, the council sets a budget for the next year which details how much money we will be able to spend on each of the services the council provides. We are consulting on options for the level of Council Tax increase next year (from April 2020-March 2021) to help cover some of the... More

    Closes 4 December 2019

  • School Holiday Short Breaks Service for Disabled Children and Young People Consultation 2019

    We are re-designing the School Holiday Short Breaks Service/s from summer 2020 onwards. We are keen to gather the views of disabled children and young people, their parents/carers and the professionals who work with them to help design this service/s. We are also engaging with children and... More

    Closes 17 December 2019

Closed Consultations

  • Consultation on proposed design for St Bernadette’s Rugby Club new facilities on Fulford Road, Hartcliffe

    St Bernadette’s Old Boys Rugby and Football Club (RFC) is relocating from Hengrove Park to a new home on Fulford Road in Hartcliffe. Bristol City Council is working with the club on the move and in September appointed Kier (Regional) and Inspire Architects to design new rugby facilities, which... More

    Closed 20 November 2019

  • Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy Review

    Bristol City Council is reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy. These set out the council’s policy for licensing and regulating businesses where there is the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment. This... More

    Closed 14 November 2019

  • Sex Establishment Policy Review consultation

    The Council adopted legislation in 2012 which gave it the ability to control and regulate Sex Establishments. A policy was developed at that time and the Council is now reviewing it. The draft policy will now undergo the formal consultation. We will use this feedback to help inform... More

    Closed 10 November 2019

  • Streetworks Permit Scheme Consultation

    Introduction of a Permit Scheme into Bristol Bristol City Council, as a highway authority, has a regulatory duty to manage and control the increasing demand on Bristol’s road network. This demand is from both road users and those individuals and organisations that need to... More

    Closed 8 November 2019

  • City Road / Brigstocke Road Signals Consultation

    The equipment and design of this junction has now expired so Bristol City Council is looking to update and upgrade the junction as a whole. The equipment is failing and the design dates back to before the completion of the M32 and the improved network around Cabot Circus both of which have... More

    Closed 1 November 2019

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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We Asked

The consultation on the Traffic Clean Air Zone options was open for six weeks from Monday 1st July to Monday 12th August. Individual responses were received via the online survey, with people being asked how concerned they are about the health impacts of poor air quality in Bristol. It also sought feedback from citizens, businesses and other stakeholders on the two potential options.

Paper copies of the survey and alternative accessible formats, including language translations, were available on request. Paper copies of the survey were also available in all libraries and the Citizen Service Point. Additional survey responses were garnered through seven drop-in sessions and via face-to-face interviews with the Youth Council and in 11 areas of the city which have historically low response rates, high deprivation and/or high proportions of black, Asian & minority ethnic (BAME) citizens.

More information about what we consulted on is available in the consultation report.

You Said

We received 5,034 responses to the consultation, the results of which are available here.

5,001 (99%) of the 5,034 respondents answered the question ‘how concerned are you about the impacts of poor air quality in Bristol on your health and the health of your family?’

There is a high level of concern about the health impacts of poor air quality among respondents, and health concerns are higher still among Bristol respondents.

85% of all respondents and 88% of Bristol respondents are very concerned or moderately concerned, with 61% (66% for Bristol respondents) stating they are very concerned and 24% (22% of Bristol respondents) being moderately concerned.

10% of all respondents and 9% of Bristol respondents are slightly concerned.

Only 5% of all respondents and 3% of Bristol respondents are not concerned.

Of the 5,034 people who responded to the Traffic Clean Air Zones consultation, 4,966 (99%) stated how strongly they agree or disagree that Option 1 (Clean Air Zone - private cars not charged) is a good way to improve air quality in Bristol.

More than two thirds of all respondents (69%) agree or strongly agree that Option 1 is a good way to improve air quality (39% strongly agree and 32% agree). This is more than three times the 21% of all respondents who disagree or strongly disagree. 11% neither agree nor disagree.

For Option 1, Bristol respondents share similar views to all respondents, with slightly higher proportions agreeing or strongly agreeing compared to all respondents.

4,971 respondents (99%) stated how strongly they agree or disagree that Option 2 (Diesel car ban) is a good way to improve air quality in Bristol.

More than half of all respondents (55%) agree or strongly agree that Option 2 is a good way to improve air quality (32% strongly agree and 23% agree). This is more than one and a half times the 34% of all respondents who disagree or strongly disagree. 11% neither agree nor disagree (the same proportion as for Option 1).

Bristol respondents view the Option 2 diesel car ban more favourably than all respondents. 59% of Bristol respondents agree or strongly agree, almost twice the 30% who disagree or strongly disagree. 11% neither agree nor disagree that Option 2 is a good way to improve air quality.

We Did

Along with rigorous technical analysis of a number of options, the consultation feedback was used to develop the Outline Business Case (OBC) of the clean air plans which were put before Cabinet on Tuesday 5th November. Following approval by Cabinet, the plans were submitted to the Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) for their consideration.

The council is continuing to work closely with JAQU on preparing the Full Business Case for submission next year. As part of the Full Business Case, there will be direct engagement with all businesses and residents affected to help manage implementation, including details of mitigations measures and exemptions. The deadline for the implementation of the plans is March 2021.

For further information on the clean air plans, visit www.cleanairforbristol.org

We Asked

Following a request from the Friends of Marksbury Road Library, we consulted on whether to change the library name to Malago Vale Library or retain the name Marksbury Road Library.

You Said

We received 139 responses to this consultation.

The results were as follows:

  • Retain the name Marksbury Road Library - 67%
  • Change to Malago Vale Library - 29%
  • Other - 4%

We Did

Based on the feedback from the public, the name Marksbury Road Library will be retained.

We Asked

The consultation survey was designed to set out the current position and challenges of homelessness in the city and capture views on the five priories and their associated objectives and approaches, as set out in the draft strategy. It asked how strongly respondents agreed with these priorities and invited any comments in a free text section. It also invited respondents to identify the top five actions (from a list of 16) the city should focus on to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness also with additional comments in a free text section.

You Said

Overall, there were 377 responses to the survey.

The responses to the survey are summarised in the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-24 consultation report.

We Did

The Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 consultation report was taken into account to develop the draft strategy and action plan further before it was considered by Cabinet and was approved on 3 September 2019.

You can read the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 here.

Further detail on how the responses to the consultation have shaped the draft strategy and action plan is indicated in Appendix 1.

 

 

We Asked

Bristol City Council is responsible for the funding and management of Public Health in Bristol. The Public Health funding given to local authorities by central government has reduced by an estimated £700m in recent years. Bristol Public Health has reduced its spending by 17.5% since 2015. Bristol City Council needs to make an additional £2m in savings over the next two years because of reduced funding from central government.

This consultation set out proposals to make these savings through a combination of decommissioning and changing services. The services affected will be:

  • Alcohol Brief Advice
  • Children’s Weight Management Services
  • Adults’ Weight Management Services
  • NHS Health Checks Service
  • Stop Smoking Services
  • Substance Misuse Services (Shared Care)
  • Sexual Health Services, including Chlamydia Screening

You Said

303 people and partners responded to the consultation.

Responses to the consultation are summarised in the Consultation Summary and Recommendations Report.

We Did

Our recommendations of changes to proposals due to the consultation response are summarised in the Consultation Summary and Recommendations Report.

This will be presented at the July Cabinet meeting.

We Asked

We consulted on the draft commissioning plan which will form the basis for how Bristol City Council will buy the right type of ‘Help when people need it’ support in the future.

You Said

We Did