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

  • Cheltenham Zero Community Fund

    In 2019, Cheltenham Borough Council declared a climate emergency and a commitment to be a carbon neutral council and borough by 2030. Our roadmap to eliminate the borough carbon footprint includes a climate action fund to help finance the road to zero carbon. In 2022 the... More

    Closes 3 July 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 July 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 12 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

Forthcoming consultations and surveys

  • 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

    Opens 2 July 2022

Closed consultations and surveys

  • Community Jubilee Funds

    This year marks the platinum anniversary of Queen's accession to the throne and her 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. Cheltenham Borough Council has agreed a pot of funding, worth £50,000 to allocate to local good causes that... More

    Closed 10 June 2022

  • Summer of Play 2022- Children and Young People Consultation

    This consultation is completely anonymous. It aims to help us gain an idea of what activities Children and Young people would like to have access too in Summer 2022. To help us plan for the future, we want to hear from families about the types of activities they are currently involved... More

    Closed 31 May 2022

  • Summer of Play 2022- Children and Young People Consultation 1

    This consultation is completely anonymous. It aims to help us gain an idea of what activities Children and Young people would like to have access too in Summer 2022. To help us plan for the future, we want to hear from families about the types of activities they are currently involved... More

    Closed 31 May 2022

  • Copy of Partners - Summer of Play Provision Consultation

    This consultation aims to gain each organisations feedback from HAF 2021 and use this to inform the planning for the Summer of Play 2022. Your answers are just to help inform planning, therefore they only have to be rough ideas at this stage. Do not worry if you do not know the answer to a... More

    Closed 4 April 2022

  • Online Book of Solidarity with Ukraine

    Cheltenham is showing its solidarity with the people of Ukraine, following the Russian invasion. We are inviting members of the public to leave messages of support to the people of Ukraine in this online book of solidarity. More

    Closed 4 April 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