Your City Our Future citizen survey

Closed 28 Sep 2020

Opened 5 Aug 2020


For further information on the Bristol Citizens' Assembly, please go to the Bristol Citizens' Assembly website.

We asked

Between August and September 2020, The Your City Our Future survey asked what you liked and disliked about living in Bristol before COVID-19, about your experiences during the first lockdown, and what you wanted Bristol to be like in the future. The  survey was the start of the Your City, Our Future process to involve residents in shaping Bristol's future.

We received a fantastic 6,535 responses to the survey  and this has provided a wealth of valuable views and ideas which are already helping the council’s plans and which have helped us design Bristol’s first citizens’ assembly.

The citizens’ assembly brings together a randomly selected group of people who broadly reflect the diverse communities of Bristol. Over four weekends in January to March the group will hear evidence from a range of speakers and then discuss in depth and make recommendations on how to recover from COVID-19 and build a better future for all in Bristol.

You can keep up to date with the citizens’ assembly here.

You said

The 6,535 responses has provided some clear messages about things you think are important to make Bristol better.

You can read the survey results report here.

We did

We have shared the survey results across the council and partner organisations. And we have used your feedback to help choose topics for the citizens’ assembly to consider in detail before making recommendations in early March 2021. 

The three topics are:

  • The environment and climate change - How do we rapidly reduce the impact of our homes on climate change?
  • Transport - What changes should we make to our neighbourhoods to make how we travel easier, healthier and better for the environment?
  • Health and social care - How should we tackle health inequalities in Bristol?

These recommendations will be presented to:

  • The One City Economy Board and will inform the city’s recovery strategy
  • Bristol City Council’s Cabinet and will be a key input in shaping our future strategy and actions.


  • 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