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

  • Bristol City Council Climate Change Website Survey

    Bristol City Council is developing a website to help people reduce their effect on climate change. Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. Human activities such as burning gas, oil and coal are contributing to a changing climate, which in turn can cause... More

    Closed 19 February 2020

  • Lettings Review Engagement Survey

    The current lettings scheme (known as HomeChoice Bristol) sets out how to apply for social housing, who can apply and what type of home is offered. The current housing situation in Bristol presents many more challenges than when the lettings scheme was first introduced, and we now... More

    Closes 20 March 2020

Open Consultations

  • South Street Playing Fields PSPO Dog Exclusion Consultation

    South Street Playing Fields is one of the green spaces in Bristol excluded from the City of Bristol (dog control) Public Space Protection Order 2017 requiring dog owners to keep dogs on leads and prohibiting dogs from children’s play areas. The freehold is owned by Gatehouse Green... More

    Closes 1 March 2020

  • SEND Parent Carer Survey 2020 - Spring Term

    Following Bristol’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (S END) inspection we are developing our improvement plan. This survey is one of the things we are doing to help us to better understand parents’, carers’ and children and young people’s experiences of the SEND system in... More

    Closes 20 March 2020

  • SEND Children and Young People Survey 2020 - Spring Term

    Following the Ofsted/CQC inspection findings of Special Educational Needs and Disability ( SEND) services across Bristol, we are developing our Written Statement of Action SEND improvement plan. This survey is one of the things we are doing to help us to better understand parents’,... More

    Closes 20 March 2020

  • Bristol Local Plan: Managing the development of houses in multiple occupation - Draft Supplementary Planning Document

    We are asking for your views on new planning guidance relating to the development of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). The new draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will support existing Local Plan policy used to decide planning applications for this type of accommodation. The policy... More

    Closes 20 March 2020

  • Lettings Review Engagement Survey

    The current lettings scheme (known as HomeChoice Bristol) sets out how to apply for social housing, who can apply and what type of home is offered. The current housing situation in Bristol presents many more challenges than when the lettings scheme was first introduced, and we now... More

    Closes 20 March 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Uplands Area Parking Review, Bishopsworth

    Bristol City Council’s Road Safety and Local Engineering team propose the implementation of new parking restrictions (double yellow lines) in the Uplands area, Bishopsworth in order to ease access for emergency service vehicles, bin lorries and HGVs. Please refer to the related... More

    Closed 23 February 2020

  • Bristol City Council Climate Change Website Survey

    Bristol City Council is developing a website to help people reduce their effect on climate change. Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. Human activities such as burning gas, oil and coal are contributing to a changing climate, which in turn can cause... More

    Closed 19 February 2020

  • Bristol Citizens' Panel survey - Bristol Residents priorities 2020

    This is our annual survey asking what is important in making Bristol a good place to live, and what aspects of living in Bristol people are most and least satisfied with. More

    Closed 16 February 2020

  • Bristol Citizens' Panel survey - Climate Change

    733 panel members answered questions to support a public consultation upon Bristol City Council developing a website to help people reduce their effect on climate change. < Click here > to see the details of the full public engagement. More

    Closed 16 February 2020

  • School Admission Arrangements for 2021/2022 Academic Year

    Bristol City Council is responsible for setting the admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in the city. This consultation includes the proposed new intake oversubscription criteria and co-ordinated admission schemes for the 2021/22 school year. Reduced... More

    Closed 31 January 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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We Asked

The consultation on the Council’s 2020/21 budget was open for six weeks from 23 October 2019 until 4 December 2019. Individual responses were received via the survey and face-to-face interviews, and additional responses were received from organisations and individuals via email.

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

You Said

We received 3,448 responses to the Budget consultation 2020/21, the results of which are available in the Budget 2020/21 consultation report.

3,315 (96%) of the 3,448 people who responded to the budget consultation, stated the level core Council Tax increase they would support in 2020/21, from the three options provided:

  • A majority of respondents (59%) favour an increase in core Council Tax to support general services. Of these, 1,175 (35% of all 3,315 respondents) favour a 2% increase and 777 (23%) would prefer a 1% increase in core Council Tax.
  • 1,363 (41%) respondents would prefer ‘no increase to Council Tax’ in 2020/21.

3,325 (96%) of the 3,448 respondents to the consultation, expressed a preference for a particular level of Adult Social Care Precept:

  • A majority of respondents (59%) favour an additional Adult Social Care Precept (on top of core Council Tax) to support the delivery of adult social care.
  • Of these, 1,042 (31% of all 3,325 respondents) favour a 2% Adult Social Care Precept and 926 (28%) would prefer a 1% Adult Social Care Precept.
  • 1,357 (41%) respondents would prefer no increase to Adult Social Care Precept in 2020/21.

We Did

The decision will be taken at Full Council on 25 February 2020.

We Asked

The Council, Club and design team wanted to hear views on the proposed design of St Bernadette's Rugby Club to inform and shape the proposed development prior to submitting a planning application.

You Said

The results of the survey are available in the Community Engagement Statement.

We Did

The project’s Design Team are now preparing the designs ready to submit for planning. Once submitted for planning, the Council’s webpage will be updated with a link and reference number to view the submitted planning application details: www.bristol.gov.uk/housing/plans-for-hengrove

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.