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

  • Climate Emergency Staff Group

    The Climate Emergency Staff Group was set up to provide a focus for staff action in response to the Councils declaration of a climate emergency, and its commitment to be a carbon neutral town by 2030. It was envisioned that this be a friendly grouping of staff who are... More

    Closes 9 February 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

  • Naunton Park Consultation

    What is happening at Naunton Park ? Following discussions with the Friends of Naunton Park, local ward members and comments from park users, Cheltenham Borough Council are looking to carry out a series of enhancement works at Naunton Park including; • Installation of a new fully... More

    Closed 11 December 2021

  • 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. If agreed it will be an important influence on future development here. It sets out our vision for... More

    Closed 15 November 2021

  • NCLB Awards nominations

    The No Child Left Behind Awards 2021 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 4pm on 29th October 2021. ... More

    Closed 8 November 2021

  • Cheltenham Detached Youth Work

    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, Oakley, the Moors and the town centre since the start of the school summer... More

    Closed 2 November 2021

  • #Our Future Sign up Autumn Term

    This Autumn No Child Left Behind is launching #OurFuture . A project that will enable children and young people to have their views heard by decision makers in our Town. Every school term new topics for consultation will be developed so that children and young people can give their views.... More

    Closed 1 November 2021

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