What is Bristol Citizens' Assembly?

Closes 7 Mar 2021

Opened 24 Nov 2020


The Bristol Citizens’ Assembly will bring 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 about and discuss how COVID-19 has affected Bristol, and then make recommendations on what should happen and how things should change.

Discussion topics

The topics of discussion at the assembly will sit within the broad themes of the environment and climate change; transport; and health and social care.

The assembly will develop a set of recommendations. These 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.

Citizens’ assembly dates

The citizens’ assembly will be held online across four weekends:

  • 16-17 January
  • 6-7 February
  • 27-28 February
  • 6-7 March


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Democracy and participation