Strategy for working with Gloucestershire Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and VCS Alliance

Following the engagement event we held on 6 December at the Farmers Club in Gloucester, we have created a new version of our draft strategy.

The event created a lot of debate and was extremely valuable in helping us consider how we facilitate engagement between the public sector and VCSE going forward.

The document now contains a write up on each of the workshops and a table detailing what issues we heard, our proposed solutions and resources needed to meet these solutions.

We are now asking you to provide feedback on this proposal – each table is linked to a survey where you can provide final comment on this strategy. Please read the sections that relate to you and support us to get this strategy right. Even if you did not attend on the day we would still like to hear your feedback on our proposal.

Please click on this link to download the pdf document. This consultation ends on 2 February.

Gloucestershire County Council’s budget 18/19 consultation

Have your say on your county council’s priorities and spending

Gloucestershire County Council’s work touches all our lives from roads to schools, from looking after older people to making sure that children are safe.

In the draft budget for the year from April 2018 the Council has proposed to invest £11 million extra in care service for children, a further £39 million into maintaining highways and have set aside money to build a new school.

This is your chance to have your say – whether you are a resident, community group or other organisation – and let the Council know what you think.

You can find the consultation and information at: The consultation is open until 17 January.

Gambling Changes Consultation

This consultation is about reducing betting stakes on Fixed Odds Betting terminals. The consultation also ask for views on supporting government proposed packages to address concerns with advertising, player protection, mandatory levy for treatment. You can find the Consultation Document and Impact Assessment at You can take part at by 23 January.

Transforming children and young people’s mental health

The Department of Health is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people.  The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.

The proposals include:

  • creating a new mental health workforce of community-based mental health support teams
  • every school and college will be encouraged to appoint a designated lead for mental health
  • a new 4-week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted in some areas

The consultation closes at midday on 2 March. Find out how to take part at

Gloucester City Centre Public Space Protection Order

Gloucester City Council is seeking the views of local residents, business and agencies in relation a proposed Public Space Protection Order for Gloucester City centre and surrounding areas.

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced to improve public safety and wellbeing in a defined area. You can find further details at

The consultation is open until 2 April. You can have your say at

The Council plans to visit key groups and partner agencies as part of the public consultation. If you are part of a group or organisation who will be affected by the potential implementation of this PSPO, please contact to request a visit to your group.