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

  • Lido Film Festival Registration

    Register for the Lido Film Festival on Friday 19th August to watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in this stunning poolside cinema experience. 50% Discount code available for those in receipt of free school meals (subject to availability). If you have multiple children eligible for free... More

    Closes 19 August 2022

  • What do you feel is the best way for the council to engage with the taxi and private hire trades in Cheltenham?

    A quick survey with members of the taxi trade to see how we could improve our service for you. More

    Closes 24 August 2022

  • Culture strategy - survey for creative practitioners

    A range of partners have come together to form a culture board for Cheltenham – and we have produced a draft strategy that includes a vision about how we can develop and deepen our cultural offer by bringing arts, digital and heritage innovation together to support creative and inclusive... More

    Closes 31 August 2022

  • Culture Survey for Cheltenham

    A range of partners have come together to form a culture board for Cheltenham – and we have produced a draft strategy that includes a vision about how Cheltenham can really shift gear in our approach to developing and deepening our cultural offer; where bringing arts, digital and heritage... More

    Closes 31 August 2022

  • NCLB Summer of Play Parent Feedback

    Cheltenham Borough Council is the district lead for the Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme in Cheltenham - part of our Summer of Play We are working with a partnership of activity and food providers who want to ensure that local children and young people have the best... More

    Closes 31 August 2022

  • 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

Closed consultations and surveys

  • Survey of disabled people’s experiences of using licensed taxis in Cheltenham

    Cheltenham Borough Council is responsible for licensing taxis and private hire vehicles in Cheltenham. The authority is also responsible for setting local licensing policies to ensure that licensed vehicles are safe, fit for use and accessible to everybody who needs them. The... More

    Closed 12 August 2022

  • Mandatory CCTV in licensed vehicles

    The Department for Transport (DfT) published its Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards in July 2020 with a strong focus to protect all passengers and users of taxis and private hire transport services. The statutory guidance makes it clear that the Government expects the... More

    Closed 5 August 2022

  • Summer of Play Funday

    Thank you for attending the NCLB Summer of Play Family Funday. Please fill in your family's details to register for the activities. All activities are subject to availability More

    Closed 4 August 2022

  • Midsummer Fiesta Feedback

    Thank you for attending this years Midusmmer Fiesta event in Montpellier Gardens. We hope you had fun! This not for profit event loves to receive feedback every year so that we can listen to suggestions and make improvements year on year. This survey can be completed anonymously, however if... More

    Closed 16 July 2022

  • New Member Induction Survey

    As we approach July and the mid-point in 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... More

    Closed 15 July 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