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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telephone 0117 922 2848 or email: consultation@bristol.gov.uk.

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Open Consultations

  • Future Provision at St Michael's on the Mount and St George Primary Schools

    Bristol City Council is proposing to close St Michael’s on the Mount and St George Primary Schools and open a combined school on the site of St Michael’s. The new school is proposed to open on 1st September 2020. The full proposals and associated statutory notice can be viewed at the... More

    Closes 28 January 2020

  • Admission Arrangements For Schools Not Maintained by the Local Authority 2021 2022

    Bristol City Council is responsible for determining admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled (VC) school in Bristol. We are not responsible for decisions made on behalf of other schools including; academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools. ... More

    Closes 31 January 2020

  • Rough Sleeping Services Recommissioning consultation

    Earlier this year we consulted on our Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019-2024 . We are currently recommissioning our Rough Sleeping Services, with a view to new contracts being in place at the start of October 2020. We have a number of proposals for remodelling the way we will... More

    Closes 31 January 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

    Closes 31 January 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

    Closes 9 February 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Merchants’ Academy Bishport Avenue Crossing

    As part of the Safer Routes to Schools Scheme it is proposed that various safety improvements should be carried out on the Junction of Bishport Avenue and Withywood Road. This is a site where children from local primary schools cross with the assistance of a School Crossing Patrol. The... More

    Closed 20 January 2020

  • Carers Support Services: Carers Strategy Engagement

    Bristol City Council recently ran a consultation on the Commissioning Plan for Carers Support Services, alongside an engagement survey on the Carers Strategy for Bristol. The consultation for the Commissioning Plan is now closed and the results are currently being analysed. However the... More

    Closed 19 January 2020

  • School Streets Scheme: St Peter’s Primary School

    The School Streets Scheme has been introduced by local authorities across the UK to remove motor vehicles from roads directly outside schools at school start and finish times. As part of this, Bristol City Council is carrying out early engagement on draft proposals to introduce a School... More

    Closed 31 December 2019

  • School Streets Scheme: Wansdyke Primary School

    The School Streets Scheme has been introduced by local authorities across the UK to remove motor vehicles from roads directly outside schools at school start and finish times. As part of this, Bristol City Council is carrying out early engagement on draft proposals to introduce a School... More

    Closed 31 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

    Closed 17 December 2019

Forthcoming 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

    Opens 27 January 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

See what we've consulted on. See all outcomes

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.

 

 

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.