Have your say on top priorities for city council over next five years

August 31 2021

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  
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.”
Redland councillor Fi Hance says: “While it is not the most exciting document I think it’s important people feed in things they’d like the council to prioritise and comment on the plans being drawn up. If it’s not in the final document it won’t have a budget allocated and then it can’t usually be done in the coming year if the task hasn’t been agreed and allocated to a team to deliver.”
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 consultation@bristol.gov.uk or calling 0117 922 2848.