The iconic St Paul’s Adventure Playground is set to undergo major refurbishments over the next couple of months and will be re-launched with an exciting new focus on children’s play, community arts, outdoor learning, and traditional crafts workshops. Local leaders in the field The APE Project were chosen by Bristol City Council to take over the Adventure Playground during their 10th anniversary year, as they celebrate a decade of success
Cycling charity Life Cycle UK is offering community groups and small businesses in Bristol the chance to apply for FREE cycle stands, thanks to funding from Bristol City Council. Why install cycle parking? Encourage employees and visitors to travel the healthy way by giving them safe cycle parking. Increase customer footfall whilst helping to reduce road congestion and pollution. Landlords can avoid bike-related wear-and-tear by installing the stands outside their
The new Megawatt Community Energy Fund has been set-up to use profit from Bristol Energy Cooperative’s business activity to encourage and support more community action on reducing the amount of carbon in our atmosphere, and/or making energy more affordable, e.g. through focused fuel poverty initiatives. Bristol Energy Cooperative is working with Quartet Community Foundation to administer this Fund. Opening Date: 1st August 2017 , 11:00 am Closing Date: 26th September 2017 ,
The noise of a police helicopter and sirens woke up many Ashley Ward residents in the early hours of Friday morning on July 27th 2017. Jules Shakor, of City Road, wrote to Vocalise saying: “I was in the middle of the most beautiful dream when I heard this tremendous racket. It turned out to be some cop helicopter circling around the area, with sirens going back and forth. It sounded
6-year-old Ashara Thomas-Johnson (on the left) and 2-year-old Eshiva Thomas-Johnson managed to spot 10 differences in Vocalise’s Spot the Difference. Here they are modelling their prizes – two Vocalise t-shirts!
St Pauls and Ashley Ward as a whole has no neighbourhood planning forum. Why is this important? Because currently residents have little or no say over developments and other things happening in their area – allowing private interests with no local connections to disregard the needs and wishes of local people to make maximum profit for themselves. A Neighbourhood Planning Forum would allow:- For the old St Pauls Neighbourhood Plan,
The Network Project is a new project that seeks to build inclusive and natural networks to reduce disadvantage and inequality, improve health and wellbeing and increase resilience in Lawrence Hill, Easton and Ashley. it is delivered in partnership by the Bristol Somali Resource Centre, Barton Hill Settlement, St Werburghs City Farm and Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, funded by Bristol City Council Impact Fund. We are currently recruiting three people that
By Dr Adrian Cooper Introduction Felixstowe’s Community Nature Reserve encourages gardeners and allotment owners to allocate at least 3 square yards of their land for wildlife-friendly plants, ponds and insect lodges. As a consequence, we are developing a “community nature reserve” composed of many pieces of private land, but between which insects, birds and other wildlife can fly and develop sustainable biodiversity. In 3 – 5 year’s time we hope
Would you like to know more about journalism? From September 2017, Vocalise will be running a series of community journalism workshops for local residents. The workshops will be delivered in partnership with the Bristol Cable and Open Democracy Foundation. Participants will learn how to interview people, do reporting, use modern journalism tools, and cover a range of issues. At the end, we aim to host a network of community journalists
Vocalise is currently searching for community diamonds – people who are able to spend some of their free time helping with community events, searching out amazing stories, building partnerships, and engaging with residents. Are you a diamond? Please get in touch!