Free Recovery Festival at St Agnes Park

This year the free festival is on Friday, 7th September from midday til 6pm, at St Agnes Church and Park in St Pauls, Bristol. Recovery Festival is the South West’s free community festival, showcasing and celebrating the achievements and talents of people in recovery from problematic use of alcohol and other drugs. Featuring live music and theatre, art workshops, circus skills, yoga classes and alternative therapies. The Recovery Festival is a family-friendly event, with entertainment and activities for

Carriageworks Community Consultation Day: Have Your Say on the Cultural Plan

PG Group and Willis Newson are inviting people living in St Pauls, Stokes Croft, Montpellier, Redland, Kingsdown, Broadmead and Cotham to find out about possible arts, heritage, cultural activities and enterprise opportunities there are for the ground floor of the redeveloped Carriageworks and Westmoreland House and to share your thoughts and ideas.  The buildings have been derelict since the 1980s and have been purchased for development by Bristol based developers

Are You Registered To Vote?

Don’t lose your vote – make sure you’re registered to vote   Here’s all you need to know: The council wants to make sure that as many citizens as possible have registered to vote, as those who aren’t registered quite simply will be unable to vote and may find difficulty in obtaining a bank account or credit. It’s a legal requirement to register to vote and citizens could face a

Avon Fire and Rescue warns people of Bristol to take care in hot weather

  Everyone is currently enjoying one of the warmest Summers in memory, but this glorious weather is not without risks. Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) are raising an important safety message following a period of prolonged dry, hot weather conditions which has led to an increase in outdoor fires. Throughout July, AF&RS were called to 417 outdoor fires, including grass, trees, bushes and rubbish, compared to just 179 during

Women’s basketball tournament brings police and communities together

We all know that sport can bring people together. Just look at how the country united behind England’s football team at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer. With this in mind, Avon and Somerset Police are using sport to engage with our communities through a number of initiatives running this summer which they hope will make them more visible and connected to local communities. Last week, Avon and


The People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) invites everyone who has an idea to define the soul of Bristol by image to take part in Postcard Competition. The main aim is to create a new series of postcards showing the best and worst of our fair city. The spirit and energy of the city comes from its culture and people who sometimes are unheard but want to have a voice about the

Avon Fire & Rescue Service unveils new fire engine wrapping in support of Pride

Rainbow fire engine supports Bristol Pride   The rainbow-coloured engine took part in the procession on Saturday (14/07) morning before returning to normal duty fully decorated. In an event that draws around 40,000 people to the city, AF&RS showed support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) community and promoted a career with the fire service through the ‘Yes You Can’ Campaign. It is estimated that at least 80,000 people in our service area are from the LGBT community.

Young people from Bristol get a taste of policing

National black police association inspires Bristol students   A group of young people from Bristol went on a special tour of Police Headquarters last month, as special guests of Avon and Somerset Police’s Black Police Association (BPA). The group of year 9 pupils from City Academy visited the specialist firearms training school at Black Rock, before touring Police HQ, including the call centre and meeting the Chief Constable Andy Marsh. Kermal Singh, General Secretary of Avon

St. Pauls Over Fifty's Cinema Club Launches July 10th

St Pauls over Fifty’s Cinema Club Would like to invite you to: A FREE enjoyable cinematic afternoon On Tuesday 10th July 2: pm – 4:30 pm Film showing @ 2:30 pm @ St. Pauls Learning Centre   Light refreshments avaliable Wheel chair accessible Carers, family and friends welcome Good news: Glen Café has kindly offered a 10% discount for those who wish to purchase a hot or cold meal.   St. Pauls over fifty’s cinema club will then run every second Tuesday of the month from

Bristol charity to help Tanzanian disabled women to become entrepreneurs

Bristol based charity African Initiatives awarded £180,000 to empower African women   Bristol-based international development charity African Initiatives has been awarded £180,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to fund a two-year project to bring economic empowerment to disadvantaged women. The focus will be on disabled women in the Kilimanjaro Region of northern Tanzania. This funding will enable African Initiatives to help set up village community banks and deliver vocational, business and financial management