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Free Community Organising Training Course 11/12/2017

This session is for anyone already working in engagement or communities and counts as CPD with a certificate provided by CERTA to all participants. The session is free for residents of Bristol and small organisations. We are asking participants from medium and small organisations to make a small donation which will be put into a pot which participants can access after the training if they requiere seed funding to develop

Homeless organisations get ready for winter

Charities and organisations working to support people who are homeless in Bristol are getting ready for winter as the cold weather begins to set in. As part of the City Office, the Bristol Churches Winter Night Shelter project is back for an extended run, following a successful pilot last year. This will follow on from Caring at Christmas, which runs a night shelter during the festive period. In addition, more

Free Christmas meal for isolated older people and their carers @ St Werburghs Community Centre

Festive Friends is a free 3 course Christmas meal for isolated older people and their carers in East Bristol at St Werbs Community Centre on December 15th. They need your help to run this year. Can your workplace sponsor a table or donate any items for this wonderful free event for isolated older people in East Bristol? Perhaps you can donate some gifts, or a cake, or decorations? Every little

Celebrating Small Businesses in Bristol this Saturday

The fifth annual UK-wide Small Business Saturday is taking place this Saturday (2 December) and Bristol’s business community is showing its support with a range of events and activities. Small Business Saturday is all about acknowledging the contribution the small business sector makes to the economy, while encouraging everyone to support their local small businesses in the run-up to the day, on the day itself, and beyond. Bristol’s small business

Womankind Helpline volunteers needed

Womankind Helpline offers confidential listening support to women on any issue including depression, anxiety, domestic and sexual abuse. We are seeking volunteers for our next training course which will run over four weekends during February and March 2018 – the training and the Helpline are run from our offices in central Bristol. We offer: · High quality training programme · Experience of volunteering using listening skills · Support and supervision

Update from Imagine St Pauls project by Sustrans

Here is an update on the Imagine St Pauls project by Sustrans South West, scheduled up-coming developments are: · Sussex Place (13th – 17th November) – The large planters will be removed, bollards will be installed to stop parking on the kerb and pedestrian area, refuse facilities will be improve and additional cycle parking will be installed. · Rosa Parks Lane (20th – 28th November) – Thermoplastic images will be installed

Saving St Pauls Library

The Community Library in St Pauls, currently part of St Pauls Learning Centre on Grosvenor Road, is now in danger of closing. The Council have planned to close over half of Bristol’s libraries, part of a wider drive to cut costs because of Government austerity. Vocalise visited the library and spoke with the librarian there, who informed us that local people are reliant upon it both for using books and


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

FREE Cycle Parking for Community Groups and Businesses

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