Neighbourhood Consultation – what does this mean for you?

Post date 22 June 2017


We have had calls from residents worried that Up Our Street will be closing now that Neighbourhood Partnerships are coming to an end. We would like to reassure you that we have confirmed funding until 2021 to allow us to continue Up Our Street magazine and the rest of our community engagement and communications work. We will no longer be running Neighbourhood Forums for the council, but we will continue to run events and activities that involve residents in decision-making. We are also working on fundraising plans to continue our work after 2021.

Before Christmas Up Our Street worked with local residents to respond to Bristol City Council’s planned cuts to public services. The council has now looked at all the information from across the city and has set out their plans for 2018/19. This is called the Neighbourhood Consultation and includes council plans for:

  • Bristol Community Links (adult social care)
  • Libraries
  • Public toilets
  • School crossing patrols
  • Withdrawal of funding for Neighbourhood Partnerships

You can look at the consultation online on the Bristol City Council website. Paper copies are also available. You can choose to just answer questions in one section, or you can answer all five sections. If you have a disability or particular access needs, you can request alternative formats of the information by contacting the Consultation Team on consultation@bristol.gov.uk or by calling 0117 922 2848.

Up Our Street is running a special community meeting for residents in Easton and Lawrence Hill on 10 July to focus on what this means for our neighbourhood. Part of the consultation looks at how money from big developments could be shared out more fairly around the city, so it’s really important to have your say. The community meeting will be held at Baggator on All Hallows Road in Easton from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. No need to book, just turn up and bring your ideas! All welcome.

There are also a number of public events organised by Bristol City Council at venues around the city, details below:

Thursday 29 June,  12.30pm till 2pm
Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5PY     
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Monday 10 July,  6.30pm till 8pm
City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5UY
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Tuesday 11 July, 12.30pm till 2pm          
The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ       
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Wednesday 12 July, 12.30 till 2pm        
Broadmead Baptist Church, 1 Whippington Court, Bristol, BS1 3HY     
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Thursday 13 July, 6.30 till 8pm                 
The Park, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ                             
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Wednesday 19 July, 6.30 till 8pm           
The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ                    
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Monday 24 July,  12.30 till 2pm              
The Park, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ                                
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Monday 24 July,  6.30 till 8pm                 
Shirehampton Public Hall, Station Rd, Bristol BS11 9TX                        
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