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Festival of Solutions 2018 (Up Our Street and Vocalise Community Event)

Up Our Street and Vocalise Bristol are organising a Festival of Solutions for Ashley in the spring. There will be speakers and workshops designed to find resident solutions to neighbourhood issues.   We would love to hear your ideas for a theme and what could be included in the programme. Contact Vocalise ( or Up Our Street to get involved ( 

Bristol Pound Design Competition 2018

Competion opens 22nd January and closes 22nd February Five years on from the launch of the Bristol pound, the UK’s first city-wide currency, we’re getting ready to redesign our paper Bristol Pounds once again. To do this we’re inviting anyone who lives, works or learns in Bristol to submit designs and images for the third edition of Bristol’s money, which will be released in June 2018. There have been two

Update for Imagine St Pauls - installation progress

As you might have noticed the Imagine St Pauls work is taking longer than planned to install. The contractors have completed Sussex Place. The vast majority of the improvement have be undertaken in Rosa Parks Lane, unfortunately the recent weather though has not been favourable for laying the thermoplastic designs. These will now likely be completed early in the New Year. The contractors are still working on the speed table

Nuisance property closed in Montpelier, Bristol, following community complaints

A problem property in Montpelier has been closed, after the courts granted a full closure order following months of complaints from residents about anti-social behaviour (ASB). The property in Banner Road was closed last week (January 3) when Bristol Magistrates Court granted a full closure order on the Solon Housing Association property. Local residents became increasingly fed up with people coming and going at all times of the day and

Make your Bristol Young Heroes nominations now

The awards recognise the valuable contribution that Bristol’s Young People aged 11-19 make to the city, particularly those who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference in the lives of others or achieved great things. There are 9 awards in total, including Bristols Overall Young Hero 2018 and the High Sheriffs award – for someone who has shown considerable dedication to Youth Services (no age restrictions). Local community groups, schools,

YOU PRODUCE: Festival Producing Programme for 18-25s

It’s a new free Young Producers Course with Creative Youth Network starting in Feb 2018. Application deadline 31st Dec 2017. 18 – 25s will have an opportunity to learn how to produce an event and then work on projects including St Pauls Carnival, Shambala Festival and Port Eliot Festival. To find out more and to apply visit:

Transport services available for community groups and individuals provided by Bristol Community Transport.

Bristol Community Transport are a social enterprise providing a range of transport services for individuals and community groups across Bristol.  We have been funded by Bristol City Council’s Impact Fund to provide transport services specifically for older people and people with a disability who have difficulty using public transport, for example to take them to the shops, social activities or appointments. Our Dial-A-Ride service is free to members (£5 annual

Open invitation to Ashley Network Meeting - December 14th

The Ashley Network is a bi-monthly event and is about people coming together to make things happen in the Ashley Ward: The event is part of the Imagine St Pauls Legacy, a successful Sustrans Avon & Somerset Police Partnership funded project, 2015-2017, that brought groups of local people together to improve their environments in St Pauls and Montpelier & enhance their daily lives. Each group was keen to create a

You are invited to the Christmas Showcase - by the young people @ Docklands

MTM Entertainment, Aspiration Creation Elevation C.I.C and Full Circle at-Docklands are very excited to invite you to join their christmas showcase, an event planned, organised and delivered by the young people of Docklands. Join for great Jamaican food, an exhibition of the young people’s creative activities this term, a talent show, a raffle and a surprise headline act! All at the historic Docklands, a building at the heart of the community. They’d love to

Spaces free for the Introduction to Care course @ St Pauls Learning Centre, 12th-15th December

Spaces free for the Introduction to Care course at St Pauls Learning Centre starting next week.   Tue 12th- Fri 15th December 9.30am – 3.30pm   This short course is run over four full days, 9.30am-3.30pm, and looks at different roles available within care work. This is an opportunity to learn care based health and safety rules and build skills to identify equipment used in care role whilst supporting individuals