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 are consulting on specific savings proposals for Parks and Green Spaces.

If you would like information on any of our consultations in another format, including paper copies, please
telephone 0117 922 2848 or email: consultation@bristol.gov.uk.

 

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Open Consultations
Short breaks for children and young people with disabilities
Sport & Active Recreation Facility Strategy Consultation
The Bristol Children's Charter
Childcare Development and Sustainability – Draft Commissioning Strategy
Proposed Bristol School Term Dates 2019/20
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Closed Consultations
Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus development proposals
Parks and Green Spaces
School Admission Arrangements for 2019/20 School Year
Joint Spatial Plan: Publication document
St George Park kiosk
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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

As part of the savings needed to bridge the gap in the council’s finances of £108m over the next five years, Bristol City Council consulted on proposed changes to the funding it offers to parents and carers who need extra help to provide care for their children. This would enable us to reduce the budget for this service by £50k in 2018/19.

The proposal that was consulted on was to introduce a financial assessment of three aspects of its provision to children in care. This was intended to ensure that people pay something towards the care of their children if they can afford to, and full funding is reserved for those who need it most. These three proposals were:

Proposal 1: a financial assessment of Special Guardians. The proposal that was consulted on was to reduce or end the payment of the allowance for Special Guardians whose financial situation means they do not need the full allowance for looking after the child(ren). The reduction in allowance for individual Special Guardians would range from no reduction to £243 per week, depending on the age of the child, other benefits and income of the Special Guardian. (The council does not currently undertake any financial assessment of Special Guardians, unlike adoption allowances which are subject to a financial assessment of the family).

Proposal 2: The council would provide practical support to carers and children according to assessed need which may range from therapeutic interventions (for which Adoption Support Fund applications may be made on behalf of the family) to practical, play and parenting support, or support to access universal and targeted services.

Proposal 3: The proposal that was consulted on was to pilot a financial assessment of parents’ income where children are voluntarily accommodated (looked after under Section 20 Children Act 1989) by the local authority. Parents would be required to contribute towards the cost of their child’s care where they were assessed as being able to afford it. Individual families would be required to contribute approximately £40 per week towards living expenses and clothing allowance. (Information about Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 is available at: https://www.cafcass.gov.uk/media/277498/s20_guidance.pdf.)

Further information was provided in the Financial Assessment of Care Services consultation document.

You Said

The consultation on removal of Financial Assessment of Care Services (FACS) has now closed. We received 50 responses to this consultation, the results of which are available in appendix A of the Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget consultation report.

We Did

The results of the consultation on removal of Financial Assessment of Care Services will be taken into consideration in developing a set of final proposals.

We Asked

As part of the savings needed to bridge the gap in the council’s finances of £108m over the next five years, Bristol City Council consulted on proposals for increasing income and efficiency across its Culture Service beyond those already detailed in the 2017/18 Corporate Strategy consultation. The proposals in the Culture Services consultation included:

  • introducing charges at some of our museums;
  • increasing sponsorship and changes to how the Bristol Film Office and Site Permissions services work that will make them self-financing.

You Said

124 responses were received to the Culture Services survey via the online survey, the results of which are available in appendix B of the Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget consultation report.

We Did

The results of the consultation will be taken into consideration in developing a set of final proposals that will be considered by the Mayor and Cabinet when they make the decision on the proposals on 23 January 2018

We Asked

We asked you for your views on proposed changes to the funding Bristol City Council offers to support neighbourhood action which would reduce the budget for this service by £257k in 2018/19.

This proposal was part of £52m of proposed savings across the council’s activities identified for the year 2018/19. You can see the full list of proposed savings over the next five years as part of our Corporate Strategy and Budget Consultation at www.bristol.gov.uk/corpstrategy.

You Said

The consultation on removal of remaining funding supporting neighbourhood action has now closed. We received 239 responses to this consultation, the results of which are available in appendix C of the Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget consultation report.

We Did

The results of the consultation on removal of remaining funding supporting neighbourhood action will be taken into consideration in developing a set of final proposals that will be considered by the Mayor and Cabinet when they make the decision on the proposals on 23 January 2018.