Have your say on top priorities for city council over next five years
A new consultation launched on 13 August focusing on Bristol City Council’s draft five-year plan for 2022 to 2027.
The Corporate Strategy 2022 to 2027 will become the council’s main strategic document, setting its overall vision for the council, its services and what it is trying to achieve alongside many partners in Bristol and beyond. It is a high-level strategic response to the opportunities and challenges facing Bristol now and in the future, forming the basis of detailed future business plans and how the council organises itself.
The strategy includes proposed top priorities for the coming five years, taking account of major challenges like COVID-19 and recovery, climate change, the ecological emergency and tackling structural inequality and poverty in the city. The One City Plan has provided an important evidence base in shaping the priorities.
Everyone who lives, works and visits Bristol is invited to look at the draft Corporate Strategy and have their say through the consultation, which is open now at www.bristol.gov.uk/corporatestrategy2021
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “The Corporate Strategy serves as the foundation upon which all other council plans and strategies are built. When we make any major decision, and every year when we make annual plans for our hundreds of services, the Corporate Strategy is what we refer to and try to deliver. It’s vital we get it right for local people and we have listened carefully to the views of citizens, including our Citizens Assembly, when drafting the document. Now we want everyone to have their say and help us prioritise for the years to come.”
Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze councillor Geoff Gollop says: "Please look at the strategy, it is a very important document and let the council know what you think. Is it the best document you have ever seen, or is it over optimistic about the Council's capabilities? Either way, do feedback."
People can give their feedback on the Consultation until midnight on Sunday 26 September 2021. People’s responses to the consultation will be considered as a final draft of the strategy is developed. The responses will also be considered by both Cabinet and Full Council at their respective meetings on 2 November and 7 December 2021.
Printed versions will be available in the Citizen Service Point at 100 Temple Street and local libraries across Bristol. Printed copies and alternative formats of all consultation documents can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or calling 0117 922 2848.