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05 Aug 2020

Democracy and Engagement

Your City, Our Future

Bristolians to help shape the city’s recovery post COVID-19

Citizens are being given the chance to help shape the future of Bristol as the city rebuilds following lockdown and continues to adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19.  

‘Your City, Our Future’ is a new Bristol City Council project which seeks the views and ideas from citizens and community groups in the city’s recovery plan. The first part of the project is a city-wide survey finding out how people’s lives have changed and what can be learnt from how citizens have travelled, worked and spent leisure time over the past few months.

Deputy Mayor, Asher Craig said: “Your City Our Future is a series of conversations with the city to help us rebuild following the effects of COVID-19. We know lots of people have great ideas about Bristol and Your City, Our Future will give them the opportunity to be a part of shaping what our city can become.

I urge everyone to share their views in the upcoming survey and make their voices heard.”

Councillor Paula O’Rourke said: “I would encourage everyone to share their views in the Your City, Our Future survey. It is important we hear from as many people as possible, from across all communities, wards and neighbourhoods, to make sure our recovery plan is inclusive and representative of all Bristol people.”

CEO of Up Our Street, Stacy Yelland said: “The community and voluntary sector has been pivotal in supporting citizens since the start of the pandemic. We now have a great opportunity to help shape Bristol’s future by making sure VCS and the groups we work with are at the heart of our recovery”.

From Wednesday 5 August until 9 September, citizens will be able to share their views on how to build a healthier, fairer and more sustainable city in a comprehensive citizen’s survey that will feed into Bristol’s recovery plan.

‘Your City, Our Future’ will culminate in a Citizen’s Assembly where one hundred people representing every part of the city will come together to tackle the city’s most important issues.

To take part in the survey online, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/yourcityourfuture

If you would like a paper copy or an alternative accessible format, please email consultation@bristol.gov.uk or call 0117 922 2848