May update

Friends of Bedminster Library
This group is slowly growing. We are hoping to spread the word to involve more people and gather more ideas, so please help us! You can email friendsofbedminsterlibrary@gmail.com and/or join the BS3 Library Facebook group.

CIL update
The project proposals have all been collated and are being looked at by councillors at the moment. The amount being asked for is more than twice what is available so there will be some difficult decisions being made. We will update you as we know more. 

Networking
Ben Barker has organised some informal meetings for those involved in local groups or organisations to share experience, knowledge, compare notes etc and generally get to know more about who is doing what in our neighbourhood. The daytime informals are at the Tobacco Factory cafe on Wednesdays 12.30-1.30pm, May 15th and June 25th.

Bedminster Energy Group (BEG) have organised ‘Green Drinks’  in the evening on Tuesday: May 24, June 25 and July 30 from 7.30pm in The Snug at the Tobacco Factory.  More info here.

BEG also have informal meet-ups for those interested in volunteering on the first Tues of the month 7:30-9:30pm at a local pub (changes according to who is chairing and where they fancy!). The next one is 7th May.

BS3 Helping Others are in the Tobacco Factory every Tuesday 10.30am -12noon. Drop in to find out about volunteering opportunities. In partnership with BS3 Community, there is now an online directory of volunteering opportunities here

Planning
Ashton Gate Stadium are planning a public consultation in September and we will keep you updated as we hear more.

The Local Plan consultation finishes on 24th May. More information here . Please do have your say on this as it will inform the many developments we are seeing in our area. 

We are keeping in touch with the council on Bedminster Green and should have an update by the end of the month. 

Clean Air
We have had a few meetings around this recently and as a result are hoping to support some school streets (temporary closures around schools at drop-off and pick-up). There will be more developments in this area, including plans for events on Clean Air Day, 20th June. If you’d like to get involved, please email us. 

Reducing plastic and waste
This is a topic we know people are increasingly passionate about. The BS3 Waste Free group is getting bigger and sharing more and more information. AGB will continue to work with them and help develop resources. Please do get in touch if you’d like to be involved. 

Let’s Walk Bedminster, Bedminster Friendly Shops and All Age Friendly Neighbourhood
These projects are all looking at making our neighbourhood one where everyone should be able to walk around safely, easily and with pleasure. This involves working with shops and residents and thinking about air pollution, litter, obstacles on pavements, and improving accessibility. There is great progress being made looking at shopping routes, street wardens, dementia training and much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, please let us know. 

As ever, please get in touch with any thoughts or ideas, or if you’d like to be involved in any way. We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone interested in helping with the secretary role, communications/social media/website updates. 

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