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

  • Public Art Stories

    There is a strong history of public art across Cheltenham, with over 50 public art installations town-wide. These installations range from wooden sculptures to bronze statues, architectural caryatids to water fountains, mosaic panels to stained glass windows. The Public Art Panel has...

    Closes 29 February 2024

  • Safety of Women and Girls in Cheltenham

    Whilst the majority of people who use our town centre and access the night time venues do so safely, there is a concern that women and girls may face a greater risk of harm. We undertook a Safety of Women at Night Survey in 2021 and with the feedback received we applied to the Safer Street...

    Closes 29 February 2024

  • NCLB Leadership Summit 2024

    Please register for the NCLB Leadership Summit 2024 here. The event will take place on Monday 11th March, 16:00-17:30 at the Municipal Offices, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA. This will be an opportunity for members of the NCLB Community Agreement to network, review the needs analysis of children...

    Closes 10 March 2024

  • Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury Strategic and Local Plan Consultation

    Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucester City Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council are now producing a Strategic and Local Plan (SLP). The SLP will provide an overarching planning strategy, shared policies covering all three councils, and local policies covering matters of local importance....

    Closes 12 March 2024

  • Leckhampton with Warden Hill Neighbourhood Plan

    Thank you for your interest in the future of Leckhampton and Warden Hill area. The Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council has drafted a Neighbourhood Plan following feedback from earlier consultation and consideration. This was consulted on last year and has been submitted with...

    Closes 12 March 2024

  • Cheltenham Physical Activity Survey

    The council and a range of local organisations all share a vision that Cheltenham should be a place where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from sport and physical activity. But we know that not all our residents have the same opportunities to lead healthy and...

    Closes 21 March 2024

  • Leckhampton with Warden Hill Environment & Sustainability Working Group

    The Leckhampton with Warden Hill Environment Working Group was reformed as an active group in the last year with a view to ensuring that all those who live and work in the Parish – including the Parish Council – play their part in protecting the planet for us and future generations. We now want to...

    Closes 21 March 2024

  • Building Control- Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Customer satisfaction survey for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Building Control service

    Closes 1 October 2024

  • 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 borough’s...

    Closes 1 January 2030

Closed consultations and surveys

  • Register interest for water repellent paint - Festival 2024

    The council aims to make water repellent paint well in advance of the March Festival. We are asking businesses and residents to register their interest.

    Closed 18 February 2024

  • Cheltenham Zero Business Fund

    In 2019, Cheltenham Borough Council declared a climate emergency and a commitment to be a carbon neutral council and borough by 2030. This ambitious target cannot be achieved without the support of residents, businesses and other organisations within the Borough. Following the success...

    Closed 7 February 2024

  • #WarmWelcomeCheltenham Grant Application 2023

    We know many people in our communities are facing challenges which are being exacerbated by the cost of living crisis. The #WarmWelcomeCheltenham crowdfunder provides grant funding to support community-based organisations based in Cheltenham that are working most closely with...

    Closed 31 January 2024

  • Child Evaluation Form Winter HAF 2023

    A quick HAF/HAP survey for children & young people to tell us about the activities they took part in over the Winter holidays.

    Closed 12 January 2024

  • Detached Youth Work Grant

    Background No Child Left Behind recognises the negative impact on the lives of young people and on the wider community of the limited availability of universal youth provision, so we have joined forces to commission additional universal detached youth work in Cheltenham. This forms...

    Closed 8 January 2024

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