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

Bristol residents are being given the chance to help shape the future of the city following its recovery after lockdown.

‘Your City, Our Future’ is a new Bristol City Council project seeking views and ideas from residents and community groups – as part of its plan to adapt to the challenges posed by Covid-19.

The first part of the project is a city-wide survey finding out how people’s lives have changed.

It is looking at what can be learnt from how local people 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.”

The council wants to hear from all communities across the city to make sure the plan represents all Bristol residents.

During the pandemic, local communities were crucial in supporting vulnerable people in their neighbourhoods, with organisations such as Knowle West Alliance working to ensure residents had the food and resources they needed and running a helpline, working with the council.

It’s hoped local communities will continue to be involved in helping to build a ‘healthier, fairer and more sustainable city”.

‘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.

Bristol residents will be able to share their views from Wednesday 5 August until 9 September.

To take part in the survey online, visit

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