Annual Budget Consultation
The Council is carrying out its annual Budget Consultation and we are asking customers to give us their views. Please spare us a couple of minutes of your time to
complete the survey.
Did our summer make you ‘sizzle?’
Did we make your summer ‘sizzle?’ – that’s the question being posed to people who came to events across the city over the past few months..
Event organisers at Gloucester City Council want to know what people thought about the range of events that have taken place across the city during the summer.
City Council Leader Paul James, commented: “ We have put up a series of short survey forms on each of the major events that we staged. This will enable people who only came to one or two to comment fully on what they actually experienced.
“ We go to a lot of trouble to make Gloucester a fun place to be throughout the summer. In order to keep getting better and to try fresh ideas we need to know what people think.
“ I sincerely hope that as many people as possible will take part and provide us with really good feedback which we can then use to start planning our programme for next year.”
The surveys can be found here:
Draft Allotment Strategy
Gloucester City Council's Allotment Strategy
On the 30th July 2014 the City Council's Allotment Strategy was adopted by Cabinet for the purposes of public consultation. Any outcomes of the consultation are to be reported back to Cabinet.
The purpose of the Strategy is to; ensure that allotment space is used as efficiently as possible, to provide a structure for the provision of new allotments and to ensure that the service is as good as it can be within quite strict financial constraints.
The consultation period will last from the 19th of August and last for 8 weeks. If you have any comments then please could you send them to by post to The Allotment Officer, Gloucester City Council, Herbert Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester. GL1 2EQ or by email to
email@example.com by the 21st October 2014.
Have your say on new council ward boundaries for Gloucester
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Gloucester City Council.
The consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the city.
The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 39 councillors in the future; three more than the current arrangements.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Gloucester to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 39 councillors.
In drawing up new boundaries, the Commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Gloucester.
Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Gloucester. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.
“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Gloucester, this consultation is for you. Alternatively, if you’re simply interested in the way your council is run, just log on to our website to explore our interactive maps and have your say.
“Your views will make a difference.
“We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Gloucester or just a small part of the city.
“Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after we publish our draft recommendations in December.”
Local people have until 29 September 2014 to submit their views. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at
Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2014
In accordance with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and Section 16 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006 the Council must undertake a review of the polling districts and polling places within its area every four years. The last full review of Parliamentary polling districts and places in Gloucester City was undertaken in 2011 and Section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 provides that the next such review must take place in the period of 16 months from the 1 October 2013.
Our review will formally start on Monday 11 August 2014. Once concluded, proposals will be reviewed by the Electoral Services team with final proposals being considered by Full Council on Thursday 27 November 2014. If agreed, the amendments will come into effect when the revised electoral register is published on 1 December 2014, to take into effect for the UK Parliamentary, City Council and Quedgeley Parish Council elections expected to take place on 7 May 2015.
The purpose of the review is to meet the following criteria*:
- the authority must seek to ensure that all electors in a constituency in its area have such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances;
- the authority must seek to ensure that so far as is reasonable and practicable every polling place for which it is responsible is accessible to electors who are disabled;
- the authority must have regard to the accessibility to disabled persons of potential polling stations in any place which it is considering designating as a polling place..
- the polling place for a polling district must be an area in the district, unless special circumstances make it desirable to designate any area wholly or partly outside the district;
- the polling place must be small enough to indicate to electors in different parts of the district how they will be able to reach the polling station.
*(Electoral Administration Act 2006(pt 4)(18B)(4))
It is important that we gather
your views on
your polling place and station. Any person or organisation wishing to make a representation can do so by writing to: Polling District Review, Electoral Services Office, Gloucester City Council, Herbert Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EQ or
firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 September 2014. Please note that the Council must publish any correspondence submitted in respect of this review.
Notice of Polling District Review
Polling District Review Fact Sheet
List of current polling stations
Draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2014-2019
Gloucester City Council is currently consulting on the Draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2014-2019. The strategy sets out our plans for the delivery of new and improvement of existing homes to meet the needs of Gloucester for the future.
A copy of the draft strategy can be found at
www.gloucester.gov.uk/housingstrategy. This webpage also contains a summary of the strategy and a consultation form for people to submit their comments.
If you have ever wanted to make your views heard, but simply don’t have the time to attend public meetings or events, our free email alerts service will help keep you connected and updated on the things that matter to you and will enable you to have your say on a variety of issues and topics within Gloucester.
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