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Corporate Strategy consultation 2017-2022

14 November 2016

The Corporate Strategy 2017/18-2021/22 (pdf, 1MB) (opens new window) sets out what we plan to achieve in the next five years, including proposals for our revenue and capital budgets.

Big decisions,Tough Choices:The Corporate Strategy at a glance (pdf, 763k) (opens new window)(opens new window)

Read  'Our five year challenge - an open letter to Bristol from Mayor Marvin Rees.

How you can have your say

Tell us what you think about our draft Corporate Strategy.

Take part in our online survey

The Corporate Strategy includes:

  • the Mayor’s vision for Bristol
  • our priorities  over the next five years
  • an outline of savings proposals for our revenue budget from April 2017-March 2022
  • Our draft capital  programme from April 2017-March 2022

What we are consulting on

We are consulting on:

  • our priorities and the contents of the Corporate Strategy and business plans set out in the Corporate Strategy
  • an anticipated increase of 1.95% per year in Council Tax (about 55p per week for the average Band D home)
  • an additional 2% on Council Tax (also about 55p per week for the average Band D home) specifically to help fund Adult Social Care services
  • our draft proposals for around £27 million of savings
  • our Capital Programme

Closing date:

The consultation will close at 5pm on Thursday 5 January 2017.

We can provide materials in other formats, such as paper, large print, braille, sign language, and other languages. Call 0117 922 2848 or email: by Monday 19 December if you need an alternative format.

Discussion events

We’re holding four free events where you can share your ideas on the strategy.

The events start at 7pm and entry is by ticket only. Tickets can be reserved by visiting our Eventbrite page:

If you can't book online or need help registering, please call 0117 922 2848.

You can include questions for discussion when you order your ticket.

An independent event host will select from your submitted ideas and questions and invite people to ask their questions to the Mayor on the night.

You can submit discussion topics on the night, but you should arrive at least half an hour early in order to give the event host time to prepare.


We have a legal duty to properly consider the impact our proposals might have on people with ‘protected characteristics’. These are: age, disability, gender, reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We do a ‘relevance check’ for each proposal which outlines high-level issues and checks to see if a full Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is needed.

Our Equality Impact Assessments will continue to be developed during our consultation.


We’ll publish these ‘relevance checks’ and EIAs on the website. 

What happens next

The consultation will close at 5pm on Thursday 5 January 2017.

The results from the consultation will be collated and considered by Cabinet on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

The proposals will then go forward to the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

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