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

Open consultations and surveys

  • Himalayan Balsam Volunteer Sessions Feedback

    Here at CBC we wanted to say a big thank you for all your help this summer in controlling and pulling out Himalayan Balsam from the River Chelt. Without your help it wouldn't have been possible to tackle the non-native, invasive weed, and we are now closer to restoring the health of the river and...

    Closes 1 December 2023

  • NCLB Awards 2023 - Guest Registration

    Celebrating projects that have made a difference in 2023! You are invited to join us for a very special evening on Thursday 1st February 2024 at Cheltenham Town Hall from 4pm to 8pm. There are so many great and inspiring projects that offer support, opportunities and kindness to children...

    Closes 15 December 2023

  • 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...

    Closes 8 January 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...

    Closes 28 January 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 31 January 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

  • 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 to the...

    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, please speak...

    Closes 31 December 2030

Closed consultations and surveys

  • NCLB Awards nominations 2023

    The No Child Left Behind Awards 2023 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 6th November 2023. Anyone...

    Closed 6 November 2023

  • Cheltenham Health and Wellbeing Grants 2023

    Background We know that many people in our communities face both physical and emotional health and wellbeing challenges which are being exacerbated by the cost of living crisis. There are corresponding pressures on the organisations that support our communities including health,...

    Closed 1 November 2023

  • Council tax support scheme consultation 2024-25

    Council tax support is provided to around 6,500 households in Cheltenham at an annual cost of just under £6.8m. This includes working and pension age claimants. Approximately 68% of these households are of working age. The cost of the council tax support scheme is met by this council and the...

    Closed 2 October 2023

  • Consultation to Renew Cheltenham's Public Spaces Protection Order 2020

    Consultation to renew Cheltenham's Public Spaces Protection Order 2020 Prohibition of alcohol consumption and Obligations on persons with dogs Section 61 (1b) of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Draft 2023 Public Spaces Protection Order...

    Closed 2 October 2023

  • Review of the polling districts and polling places in Cheltenham

    In April 2023, The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) published its final recommendations for Cheltenham, new ward boundaries have been drawn up for Cheltenham Borough Council and these will take effect for the May 2024 elections. Given the need to ensure the new polling...

    Closed 4 September 2023

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:

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 or like our facebook page @headsupchelt