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

  • 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

    Closes today

  • 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

    Closes 24 October 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

    Closes 31 October 2022

  • 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

Forthcoming 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

    Opens 6 October 2022

Closed consultations and surveys

  • 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

  • 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

    Closed 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

    Closed 31 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

    Closed 31 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

    Closed 24 August 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