Cheltenham: Have your say

Welcome to Cheltenham Borough Council’s online consultation and engagement hub. Here you can find and take part in our consultations to have your say on the issues that matter to you.

You can search for consultations by keyword, postcode or interest. When a consultation closes, you can see the results by clicking on the relevant consultation.

If you would like information on any consultation in another format please email us at haveyoursay@cheltenham.gov.uk.

Open consultations and surveys

  • New Member Induction Survey reissue

    As we approach the end of the new councillor induction programme, we thought it would be opportune to ask you for your feedback. This will enable us to ascertain if there are any additional training needs or improvements required to the existing offer. This survey should only take you... More

    Closes 30 November 2022

  • Draft Air Quality Action Plan

    We want your views on the measures we are proposing in our revised and updated draft air quality action plan. The consultation will run for 6 weeks from 27 th October 2022 until 8 th December 2022. The document can be found at the bottom of the page. Air monitoring... More

    Closes 8 December 2022

  • Leckhampton with Warden Hill Neighbourhood Plan

    Thank you for your interest in the future of our area. Your parish council has drafted a Neighbourhood Plan after years of earlier consultation and deliberation. This was consulted on last year and we've made changes as a result, including making the main plan shorter and easier to read. ... More

    Closes 20 January 2023

  • Building Control- Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Customer satisfaction survey for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Building Control service More

    Closes 30 September 2023

  • The CheltenhamZero Agreement

    Cheltenham’s businesses, community groups and public sector are coming together to help meet the town’s carbon neutral goals as part of an innovative new partnership. Vision 21 and Cheltenham Borough Council have formed the Cheltenham Zero Partnership to help lead the charge in the... More

    Closes 1 January 2030

  • One off volunteer declaration - Individuals

    To partake in today’s volunteering activity all volunteers must read and consent to the CBC volunteer declaration. Please note: under 18’s must be accompanied and signed in by a parent or guardian. If you have any questions while completing this form, please speak... More

    Closes 31 December 2030

  • One off volunteer declaration - Constituted Groups

    To partake in today’s volunteering activity all group volunteer leaders must read and consent to the below information. By signing into, and partaking in the event, you are consenting to the declaration on the next page. If you have any questions while completing this form,... More

    Closes 31 December 2030

Closed consultations and surveys

  • NCLB Awards nominations 2022

    The No Child Left Behind Awards 2022 showcases and celebrates all the good things that are happening in Cheltenham that are making a real difference to young people’s lives. Please complete the form below to make a nomination. Award submissions must be made by 1st November 2022. ... More

    Closed 1 November 2022

  • Cheltenham Health and Wellbeing Fund

    Background As we recover from the pandemic, many people in our communities continue to face both physical and emotional health and wellbeing challenges – which are now being exacerbated by the cost of living crisis. We also know that there are corresponding pressures on the... More

    Closed 31 October 2022

  • Council tax support scheme consultation 2023-24

    Council tax support is provided to around 6,600 households in Cheltenham at an annual cost of just over £6.6m. This includes working and pension age claimants. Approximately 69% of these households are of working age. The cost of the council tax support scheme is met by this council and the... More

    Closed 24 October 2022

  • 2022 Resident Satisfaction Survey

    Cheltenham Borough Council is seeking the views of its residents on a range of topics to help refresh its Corporate Plan. This survey is your opportunity to provide your opinion on local issues such as your local area, the Council and its services, environmental issues and the development of... More

    Closed 5 October 2022

  • Cheltenham Detached Youth Work - your feedback

    The Cheltenham Detached Youth Work programme started in July 2021, delivered by Inspire to Aspire CIC, who are recognisable in yellow hoodies. The team has been going out on the streets in Charlton Kings, Up Hatherley, St Pauls, the Moors and the town centre over the last 13 months on a... More

    Closed 28 September 2022

We asked, you said, we did

See what we've consulted on.

We asked

If local employers would like to hear about wellbeing in the workplace and the opportunity to learn more about the Gloucestershire Healthy Workplaces Award, through workshops held on Wellbeing Wednesday 13th October. 

You said

Some employers signed up for the sessions and showed interest in the award.

We did

As well as offering the workplace sessions, we can signpost employers to find out more at: www.hlsglos.org

We asked

The national focus on the safety of women at night has strengthened our determination to understand the scale of the problem in Cheltenham and to take action where needed.

In August 2021, we ran a survey to help understand how safe women feel in the evening and at night in Cheltenham’s town centre.

We were also looking to make a bid to the Home Office’s Safety of Women at Night Fund which if successful will bring in funding which whilst focused on keeping women and girls safe will also benefit all users of our town centre.

You said

The survey was well received, with 638 responses

  • 72% of respondents told us that that they don’t feel safe at night, rising to 75% not feeling safe during race week.
  • 30% of respondents told us that they get regularly sexually harassed.
  • 33% of respondents told us that these unwanted behaviours are happening regularly in pubs and clubs.
  • Despite the frequency of these unwanted behaviours, 34% of respondents are not telling anyone about their experiences.
  • And 94% of respondents told us that they have changed their behaviours following their experiences.

Respondents told us that all parts of the night-time economy need to take the issue of sexual violence seriously. Women in particular are telling us that they do not want to be blamed or asked to change their behaviours, instead they want to see a culture created where sexual harassment is unacceptable.

We did

The findings of the survey are going to be presented at a Council meeting on 18 October 2021

We have worked with our partners, the police, the university, GRASAC and Cheltenham Safe to put a bid into the Home Office for some extra funding to support our work

Whether the bid is successful or not, we are committing to:

  • Develop a pledge for women’s safety
  • Incorporate the pledge within our licensing policy
  • Develop a communications plan to create a culture where sexual harassment is unacceptable.

We asked

Thank you for responding to our survey. The results have been really interesting.

You said

Have a look at the links on the #CheltenhamUnmuted consultation to see the summary of results from the survey.

We did

The results will be used by the Heads Up steering group to inform our events and activities over the coming months.  Keep an eye out for updates on on Heads Up Cheltenham at cheltenham.gov.uk/heads-up or like our facebook page @headsupchelt