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Upcoming Ashley Network Meetings

The Ashley Network meeting is a bi-monthly meeting where local people in the Ashley area can come together and make things happen in the community. This reoccurring event is part of the Imagine St Pauls Legacy, a successful Sustrans Avon & Somerset Police Partnership funded project. It aims to bring together local people in St Pauls and Montpelier to discuss and put into action, ways of improving daily lives. As the

*** BAME Writers callout! ***

Vocalise is your community magazine for people working and living in Montpelier, St Pauls and St Werburghs. If you are a writer, story teller or poet we’d love to hear from you! We would to make Vocalise magazine more representative of the local community, so we are particularly keen for people to come forward from BAME backgrounds, however everyone is welcome! This is your opportunity to have your voice heard…

New funding for youth services across Bristol

New contracts worth £9 million have just been announced by Bristol City Council to provide crucial support services for young people across the city. This new funding will focus on services for 11-19 year olds, and will provide a range of support for social, health and education needs. Councillor Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Providing support for Bristol’s vulnerable young people remains an important part of

30th Anniversary of Crimestoppers

This year is the 30th anniversary of Crimestoppers, and they are celebrating 30 years of providing an anonymous crime reporting service. Crimestoppers is a charitable organisation that provides an anonymous service where you can report a crime, without going to the police. If you know something about a crime, but don’t want to go directly to the police, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will listen

Plans for Landlord Licensing

ACORN, the Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now, is campaigning for an extension to the licensing of private landlords in the city of Bristol. Bristol City Council are consulting on whether to bring in a license for landlords renting out shared housing in Bristol. This would mean that those renting out Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) would need to undertake more checks on the safety and state of shared

Micro:bits in Bristol Libraries

Bristol Libraries have been given 270 pocket-sized computers to loan out, courtesy of the Micro:bit foundation. The Micro:bit gives users the chance to learn simple coding and programming. This can lead to all sorts of practical applications from games to robots to musical instruments and everything in between! Kate Murray, Head of Libraries said: “It is very exciting to have Micro:bits available at our libraries for people to use. We

Free money to help YOUR community project!

Vocalise Bristol CIC have a total of £2000 available to the community of Montpelier, St Pauls and St Werburghs to support their community projects over the next year! We can support you with the costs for materials, tools and space hire. We will be giving out grants of up to £500 to 1 or 2 community projects every 3 months.  Applications for round 1 open from now until 11th May ‘18. Information

Thousands Braved Bristol Weather to Celebrate International Women’s Day

3,000 women braved the snow and travel disruptions on Saturday 3 March to attend a Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV) event celebrating International Women’s Day. The event took place at City Hall and audiences enjoyed more than 40 free events that included talks on Suffrage history, debates, performances and workshops, with many events standing room only. A highlight from the day was BWV Wonderful Women’s Award, which celebrated over 50 women

St Werburghs City Farm Launches Urgent Appeal

St Werburghs City Farm has launched an urgent appeal this morning to raise £20,000 by the end of March. Due to cuts to funding, they are raising money to help care for the animals and to keep the farm free and accessible for all. Some of the money this appeal will raise will also go towards a new seedling social enterprise, providing back to work and training and education and

Five people arrested and suspected drugs, cash and weapons seized in Bristol

Five people arrested and suspected drugs, cash and weapons seized in Bristol Our work to reduce the harm caused by drugs in east and central parts of Bristol continued last week, when we arrested five people, issued dispersal notices and recovered cash, weapons and drugs. On Thursday, February 21, officers carried out two misuse of drugs act warrants at separate properties in Argyle Road in St Pauls. At the first