ACTION GREATER BEDMINSTER Update on what we are doing

The action AGB takes will be determined by special interest sub-groups, which anybody who lives or works in Greater Bedminster can join. How money will be spent – or policies implemented – in our neighbourhood will depend on the outcome of their debates and action plans, which will be discussed by our Exec team with the four ward Councillors before being incorporated in a local community plan for Greater Bedminster.

Parks, leisure facilities and libraries group
This group is meeting on 22nd January at 7pm at Windmill Hill City Farm in the Training Room. This will focus on the Bristol City Council parks consultation and is open to everyone.

Environment group [including the street scene, transport facilities and air quality] This group is hoping to meet on 19th February at 7pm at a venue to be confirmed. Again, this is an open meeting.

Urban planning, development and conservation group
We are looking for a chair for this group – do get in touch if you are interested.

We will also be looking at community development; our marketing, communications, membership and participation; and writing the local community plan. We will update you about meeting dates on these topics as soon as we can.

If you are interested in any of these topics or have a particular issue you would like discussed by one of these groups, please get in touch via greaterbedminster@gmail.com.

Useful information

The Mayor is inviting community workers from across the city to a conversation  about the emerging One City Plan on Thursday 1 Feb at 2:30pm. Booking is via eventbrite here 

Action Greater Bedminster is working towards becoming Bristol’s first ‘Age Friendly Neighbourhood’. Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is asking for examples of initiatives and activities aimed at improving the lives of older people. AGB already knows of many that take place in our patch, but would welcome more info at greaterbedminster@gmail.com.

The BS3 Wildlife Group is looking for volunteers to monitor butterflies during 2018. Last year, it noted 16 species of butterflies and day moths in several sites in a study. The Group wants to repeat the study in 2018, but with more gardens, more ‘large’ sites and more people. If you are interested in helping out, and/or finding out more about the group, contact MyWildBedminster@virginmedia.com

Bristol Food Connections and Bristol City Council are offering small grants of £300 for individual applications or up to £1000 for partnership applications to support events taking place during Food Connections week 2018 at the end of February/beginning of March. More information here.

Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership body, support network & match funding platform for local charities and community groups. James Carlin is the West of England Development Manager is offering 6 months free online fundraising support to local charitable organisations working in and around Bristol. For more information seewww.localgiving.org , get in touch with James via 07714742671 or james@localgiving.org.

There is a proposal to create an Equality and Diversity Community Workers email group share our practice, dilemmas and support each other. If you are interested, please email trish.caverly@nhs.net

If you are looking for spaces for meetings, workshops etc, there is a useful map on Bristol city Council’s website with links and contact details to all the community spaces across Bristol here.

Please keep in touch
As a local resident, business owner, organisation, charity in Greater Bedminster we will always welcome your input. Follow our Facebook page and Twitter account, and check in on our website. You can email us on greaterbedminster@gmail.com.

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