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

  • Midsummer Fiesta Food Provider expression of interest

    Background The annual Midsummer Fiesta in Montpellier began in 2010 and is the biggest free event in Cheltenham. The event celebrates Cheltenham’s communities and showcases local talent and is attended by local people from all over the borough. The Midsummer Fiesta steering...

    Closes 9 June 2023

  • Cheltenham Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy Fund 2023

    Background The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge, which local authorities can place on developers to help fund infrastructure needed to support new development in their areas. One of the statutory responsibilities of the borough council is to collect and allocate the...

    Closes 11 June 2023

  • My Voice Competition

    This schools competition is open to all young people living in Cheltenham who are aged 4 - 18. It has been organised as part of celebrating diversity for Black History Month 2023 by Cheltenham Alliance for Race Equity and we want to hear and share a diverse range of young people's voices. The...

    Closes 30 June 2023

  • Building Control- Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Customer satisfaction survey for Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Building Control service

    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 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

  • Have your say on housing strategies in Cheltenham

    Affordable, accessible, safe and secure housing are the council’s key priorities. We have recently reviewed and updated two key strategies. We encourage residents to share their thoughts on these two draft documents which can be found at the bottom of this page. housing, homelessness...

    Closed 6 June 2023

  • Coronation Community Fund

    This year marks the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort. Cheltenham Borough Council has agreed a pot of funding, worth £30,000 to allocate to local good causes that will help the town celebrate and commemorate this very special year. We are now...

    Closed 27 April 2023

  • Child Evaluation Form Easter HAF 2023

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

    Closed 21 April 2023

  • NCLB Easter Fun day registration

    Thank you for attending the NCLB Easter Family Fun Day. Please fill in your family's details to register for the activities. All activities are subject to availability

    Closed 3 April 2023

  • Climate changemakers application

    Do you want to make real change in your community? Do you have an idea that would make your part of town better for people and planet? Would you like to be part of something bigger, connecting and learning from others along the way? We're looking for people in Cheltenham, who are well...

    Closed 27 March 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