GBCP NEWSLETTER (54:16) – 25th November 2016

X2 Spaces Available for Community use
Gathering Voices have two sites available for community and/or creative use. The first is a ground floor accessible 50ft x 50 ft ex-shop unit ‘Meanwhile BS3’ just off East Street, Bedminster. Suitable for all uses and rates are negotiable.

The second is also an accessible ground floor area in their new creative base ‘Factory 8’ on Upton Road, Southville. The ‘Bonus Room’ can house groups of up to 30/40 people and is suitable for mixed arts, well-being, meetings, etc. Rates on application to

Volunteer Meet-Ups on Tuesdays (weekly)
BS3 Helping Others will now be having regular volunteer meet-ups at the Tobacco Factory from 10-11.30 every Tuesday.

If you are interested in volunteering in BS3, or are already a volunteer in the area and just want a chat and a cuppa, or you might want to learn a bit about what is going on in the area re volunteering, please feel free to come into the cafe in the Tobacco Factory (on North Street) on Tuesdays between 10am – 11.30am.  There will be some BS3 HO cards on the table where one of the volunteers will be sitting by the door to the corner cafe! Continue reading “GBCP NEWSLETTER (54:16) – 25th November 2016”

GBCP NEWSLETTER (50:16) – 24th October 2016

Owing Money
Lots of people find themselves getting into debt.    Often they do not know how to get out of it and a difficult position becomes worse.    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, meets many people in this situation.   She is arranging for a series of free opportunities where people in her constituency can meet with experts and get advice about getting out of debt.   Sometimes, that means transferring to cheaper utilities or receiving unclaimed entitlements.    One size does not fit all circumstances, so the chance to look at individual issues can be very valuable.

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GBCP NEWSLETTER (53:16) – 15th November 2016

Bristol Clean Air Zone?
There has been growing concern over recent years about the impact of air pollution on the health of everyone, but especially young children and older people. Following a 4000plus petition started by Southville resident Jane Stevenson, Bristol City Council has agreed unanimously to request that the Government declare parts of Inner Bristol a Clean Air Zone. Such a zone, if it happens, would impose restrictions on the main polluters, including several types of vehicle.

Of course, resolving is one thing, making it happen is something else. If you would like to help to keep the pressure up and the deaths from pollution down, contact Jane on .

Get in the BAG
The new Bedminster Access Group is beginning to come together. We are slowly recruiting people with the experience of moving across BS3 with from moderate to severe physical disabilities. Often this is am obstacle course created, unwittingly in the most part, by others living in the area. An annoyance for many is not just the lack of dropped kerbs for wheelchair users, but the habit of parking cars across them. There’s also our old friends the recycling bins and cars parked across pavements. Some people we’ve spoken to have said they just don’t bother to go out, because it’s too much of a hassle.

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GBCP NEWSLETTER (52:16) – 8th November 2016

Environment Subgroup Meeting Dates

The S106/CIL meeting, where requests from community groups are going to be reviewed and recommendations made to the Greater Bedminster Community Board will be held on
Thursday 1st December 2016 7.00pm to 9pm at the ACTA centre Gladstone Road.


The TOR will be finalised also, please see attached. If there is anything to add or change please send to by Friday 18th November 5pmy.

On Thursday 26th January 2016 7.30pm to 9pm there will be the usual environmental subgroup meeting.

Bedminster Skills Week

The third Bedminster Skills Week will be from November 14. to 20. 2016.
The programme includes African drumming, beginners swimming, chocolate making and much more. Continue reading “GBCP NEWSLETTER (52:16) – 8th November 2016”