Consultation Hub

Welcome to the Bristol City Council Consultation 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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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

The consultation on the council’s proposal to introduce a new HMO licensing scheme in 12 central wards of Bristol was open for 12 weeks from 19 February 2018 until 13 May 2018. This consultation is now closed.

The consultation sought feedback from the public (including tenants, landlords and other citizens) on the licensing proposals, including the cost of a licence and various discounts, and asked for information about respondents’ experiences of renting or living near Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

You can see the consultation information booklet and map through the links below:

Information Booklet


You Said

Consultation responses are currently being analysed. A consultation report summarising the feedback will be published on this website later in 2018. We are not able to respond directly to individuals to follow up suggestions or questions you may have included in your consultation responses, but we will consider all feedback you provided

We Did


We Asked

Between 28th November 2017 and 20th February 2018 we asked for comments and feedback on the draft Bristol Sport & Active Recreation Facility Strategy.  The benefits of having a Sport & Active Recreation Facility Strategy include helping to protect and enhance existing provision; informing the assessment of planning applications and proposed developments; helping to prioritise deliverable projects; ensuring a ‘strategic approach’ to getting the right facilities in the right places; helping to address inequalities in levels of provision across the city and attracting investment from relevant partners.

The public consultation had the following features:

  • Online survey designed so people could comment on the facilities most relevant to them, without having to complete pages of information.
  • Online survey publicised through extensive list of council equality group contacts.
  • Online survey publicised extensively through council and partner communication channels.
  • Paper versions of survey distributed at several council leisure facilities.
  • Three month consultation period designed to ensure maximum opportunity for third sector organisations and individual members of the public to respond.

You Said

A total of 461 responses were received with the majority choosing not to answer the questions on the overall strategy document, instead choosing to respond to specific facility issues.

With the responses on specific facilities the largest number were made on swimming pool provision.  Of the swimming pool responses, 162 made comments specifically referring to Jubilee swimming pool.  A further 54 made comments referring to swimming in general. 

The other highest responses were on sports halls and cycling facilities/wheels parks.  Both of these facility types figure prominently in the draft strategy and comments made were generally supportive of the proposals.

We Did

The draft strategy and supporting information has been updated to reflect any inaccuracies identified.

A consultation report which summarises all the feedback has been prepared.  Respondents who requested feedback by submitting an email address will receive this report directly. It can also be requested by emailing or by downloading it at the bottom of this webpage.

Responses from the public consultation do not significantly affect the proposals related to major facilities or other actions and opportunities identified in the draft strategy.  The issue of swimming pool provision is well documented in the city and the responses/information gained through the consultation will be added to the large amount of information on the topic already gathered.  There is also a swimming specific report prepared which will be circulated alongside the main summary report to those respondents who requested feedback.  Again, this report is available on request to anyone else from or by downloading it at the bottom of this webpage.

The overall direction of the strategy remains unchanged.  As a result of public consultation the narrative in some parts of the document has been amended to reflect more accurately the current position.

We Asked

By April 2019 the council has a target to reduce what it spends each year on parks by at least £2.868 million.  This means services will need to be run in a very different way; we will need to work more with communities, make more money, create more partnerships, make services as efficient as possible and reduce some of the things we do now.  As we move forward we want to be positive and ambitious for our parks whilst being clear that we have to work differently to maintain a much valued level of service citywide.

In order to make the savings, we have taken the approach of trying to earn as much money as possible so we can keep service reductions to a minimum.  The alternative would be to make the savings by reducing the service and removing facilities which cost the council a considerable amount of money to keep and maintain.

Between 6 November 2017 and 29 January 2018, we consulted on proposals for:

  • generating more income from parks;
  • reducing some existing service provision to reduce costs;
  • increasing the number of pay and display parking spaces in parks, and increasing the parking charges on sites that already have pay and display parking; and
  • proposals for the Parks Service to be delivered by a Trust or similar organisation rather than the City Council Council.

In addition to the Parks & Green Spaces survey, we hosted drop in sessions in Netham, Knowle West, Henbury and Brentry and City Hall with parks officers available to discuss the content of the consultation with members of the public.

This consultation has closed.

The proposals on which we consulted are described in the full survey document.

The consultation document translated into British Sign Language is available here: BSL Parks and Green Spaces Consultation

You Said

We received 2670 responses to the survey.

A consultation report which summarises this feedback is being prepared and will be published on this website later in the Spring

We Did

We will update this section when decisions have been made about the proposals