City Advisory Forums

Outlined below are a number of the networks, forums and commissions in the city that bring together different organisations and experts across the city to help improve outcomes for Bristol. The City Office works with all of these in varying ways.

  • Bristol Advisory Committee on Climate Change (BACCC) – Expert advisory committee supporting and challenging Bristol in its efforts to become carbon neutral and climate resilient.
  • Bristol @ Night Panel – A collective voice representing and advocating for Bristol’s diverse night-time economy.
  • Bristol Older People’s Forum – a membership organisation working to ensure every older person in Bristol is an equal, valued and participating member of the community, able to influence policy and decision-making, challenge ageism and promote Bristol as an Age Friendly City.
  • International Board – Citywide network that aims to promote Bristol’s local opportunities and aspirations to international audiences. Contact point:
  • SDG Alliance – Cross-sector network of people with expertise and interest in local national and international adoption and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Bristol Innovators Group (BIG) – Network of innovation experts providing research and support from a wide range of sectors.
  • Women’s Commission – The purpose of the Women’s Commission is to work as a partnership to identify the key issues for women in Bristol.
  • Commission on Race Equality – established in 2016 to look at race and ethnicity discrimination in Bristol.
  • Race Equality Strategic Leaders Group – Set up in response to the Manifesto for Race Equality, to bring together all public sector organisations in the city to work collaboratively to tackle the endemic issues raised in the manifesto.
  • Domestic Abuse Commission – Commission harnesses the city’s expertise to develop collective principles to address domestic abuse.
  • Citizens’ Assembly – Brings together a randomly selected group of people who broadly reflect the diverse communities of the city to discuss how COVID-19 has affected Bristol, and then make recommendations on what should happen and how things should change.
  • We Are Bristol History Commission – Commission to explore Bristol’s past and initiate a city wide conversation about Bristol’s history in the aftermath of the toppling of the Colston statue. Contact point:
  • Bristol Living Wage Action Group – an alliance of employers working together with the aim of more than doubling the number of accredited Living Wage employers by 2023 paying the real Living Wage of £9.30.