Your City Our Future citizen survey

Closed 28 Sep 2020

Opened 5 Aug 2020


Covid-19 has caused great disruption to our lives and livelihoods. The city will need to recover and we now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to rethink what kind of future we want for Bristol.
In this survey you can tell us what you liked and disliked about living in Bristol before lockdown, about your experiences during lockdown, and what you would like Bristol to be like in the future. We want to hear from as many people as possible from all parts of Bristol so we can shape Bristol’s future together.

This survey is the start of the Your City Our Future process to involve citizens in shaping Bristol's future.

You can request alternative formats of this survey by contacting the consultation team on or by calling 0117 922 2848.

Next steps

After the survey closes on 28 September, we will publish a summary of what people in Bristol have told us about their experiences during lockdown and their ideas and priorities for Bristol's future. This will give us all a clearer picture of the kind of future citizens want us to aim for.

The next stage will be an online discussion forum during late September / early October to gather your ideas about how we can achieve the future you have told us you want for Bristol. The forum will be moderated to encourage respectful sharing of ideas and we welcome everyone to take part.

The survey and the discussion forum should help to reveal which things citizens agree on and where there may be differences of opinion. In late 2020 / early 2021, we will hold Bristol's first citizens' assembly which will discuss and aim to build consensus on issues where people disagree about the best way forward. The citizens' assembly will be representative of Bristol's diverse citizens.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Council tenants
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Service Users
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Voluntary sector
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Democracy and participation
  • Citizens satisfaction
  • Environment
  • Traffic and transportation
  • City Development
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Social services and social care
  • Homelessness
  • Housing