Consultations are a core delivery component of the Forum’s work.  We act as official consultees to the City Council and its various, funded front line services, like Education, through Children and Young People’s Services, the fire service, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, the Avon and Somerset Police Constabulary, the local NHS PCT, and various voluntary organisations.

Currently, we are highlighting the following two consultations seeking your views:

As you may know, the West of England region (comprising Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils) is seeking around £1bn of new money and power from the Government and has agreed a deal in principle. This moves new control to the local area, meaning more local control over things like housing, planning, transport and education & skills.

As part of our consultation on the proposal it is vital that we hear from as many people as possible. To have your say on this deal and the
things that come with it – like a Combined Authority to manage new services under a directly elected regional Mayor – visit our online
survey at
by Monday, 15 August 2016.

Bristol Budget Simulator
From April 2017 – April 2020 Bristol City Council faces a huge challenge with our budget for day-to-day services. Major savings are
needed and it will mean making really tough decisions. We’re planning now and would like to know what you think is most important. Be part
of the conversation at Budget Simulator survey
The deadline to submit your suggestions through the simulator has been extended to Friday, 19 August 2016.

Many thanks

Tim Borrett
Service Manager – Public Relations
Bristol City Council
0117 922 3332
07775 227322

Public Relations (City Hall)
P.O Box 3176
BS3 9FS (sat-nav BS1 5TR)