Your Neighbourhood 2017

Closes 5 Sep 2017

Opened 13 Jun 2017


Your chance to influence changes to services in your neighbourhood

Due to reductions in central government funding and the needs of a growing and ageing population, the council will have less money to provide services in Bristol over the next five years.

We consulted on which service areas would be reduced from October 2016 - January 2017. In February 2017, the council decided what sums of money had to be saved in each area. Now we need to decide how to make the savings. This is where you come in.

We have already consulted on savings proposals for Targeted Youth Services, dementia care and recommissioning alcohol and other drug misuse services for adults.

Now we are asking for your views on a group of five consultations which bring together savings proposals that impact on neighbourhoods and local services you may use regularly. They are:

  • Bristol Community Links
  • Libraries
  • Public Toilet provision
  • School Crossing Patrols
  • Withdrawal of funding for Neighbourhood Partnerships

These surveys all run for 12 weeks, ending Tuesday 5th September.

There are several options for how savings could be delivered.   We need your views to shape what comes next.    

The consultations share the bigger picture of the reductions as well as showing how each proposal works on its own.

This interactive map can help you visualise what the proposals look like. It will also give you an overall picture of what services could look like in your local area based on your feedback. You might find it useful to keep the map open in a separate tab or window as you respond.

If you have a disability or particular access needs, you can request alternative formats of this information by contacting the Consultation Team on or 0117 922 2848.

Next steps

The responses will be analysed to help the council decide how best to deliver the agreed budget savings.

Your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners and the results of our Equalities Impact Assessments, will be taken in to consideration in developing a set of final proposals that match local needs wherever possible. The proposals will be put to the Mayor and his Cabinet to make a final decision. In making a decision they will also take consultation responses and Equalities Impact Assessments into consideration.

The consultation results and the council’s decision on how to deliver future services will be published later in 2017 or early 2018.

Public Consultation Events

A series of eight public events are being held to help you take part in the conversation. These are free to attend but space is limited and strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. You can find out more and book online via Eventbrite.

  • Thursday 29 June,  12.30pm till 2pm
    Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5PY     
    Book via eventbrite
  • Monday 10 July,  6.30pm till 8pm
    City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5UY
    Book via eventbrite
  • Tuesday 11 July, 12.30pm till 2pm          
    The Vassall Cente, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ       
    Book via eventbrite
  • Wednesday 12 July, 12.30 till 2pm        
    Broadmead Baptist Church, 1 Whippington Court, Bristol, BS1 3HY     
    Book via eventbrite
  • Thursday 13 July, 6.30 till 8pm                 
    The Park, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ                             
    Book via eventbrite
  • Wednesday 19 July, 6.30 till 8pm           
    The Vassall Cente, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ                    
    Book via eventbrite
  • Monday 24 July,  12.30 till 2pm              
    The Park, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ                                
    Book via eventbrite
  • Monday 24 July,  6.30 till 8pm                 
    Shirehampton Public Hall, Station Rd, Bristol BS11 9TX                        
    Book via eventbrite


Give Us Your Views


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Council tenants
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Electors
  • Faith and religion
  • Gender issues
  • Older people's issues
  • Race issues
  • Voluntary sector
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Sexuality issues
  • Central government
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Democracy and participation
  • Spending
  • Chief Executive
  • Citizens satisfaction
  • Education and early years
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Regeneration
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Carers support
  • Disability
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Social services and social care
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Arts and culture
  • Libraries
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport and leisure
  • Crime and community safety
  • Environmental health
  • Fire and emergency planning
  • Technology