June Update

AGB Steering Group
The members of the Steering Group elected at our AGM can be found on our website here. We have changed our structure slightly with the Steering Group meeting quarterly and a working group meeting more often (at least monthly).  

Friends of Bedminster Library
This group is meeting for the first time on Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm. Please do come along if you are interested in promoting the library, fundraising for important improvements and planning more events and activities at the library. Please email friendsofbedminsterlibrary@gmail.com to share any ideas or thought.

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 informals are at the Tobacco Factory on: Tuesday, 16 July at 12.30; Tuesday, 30 July at 7.30pm; Wednesday, 14 August at 12.30; Thursday, 19 September at 12.30.

Bedminster Energy Group have organised ‘Green Drinks’ in the evening on Tuesday June 25 at 7.30pm. More info here.

BS3 Helping Others are in the Tobacco Factory every Tuesday 10.30am-12. Drop in to find out about volunteering opportunities or check the online directory of volunteering opportunities here

Students
We met with Hannah Tweddle, Engaged Learning Co-ordinator at Bristol University, about students on course needing projects to work on. She sent the information documents their our Geography, Environmental Policy and Management & NGO business planning opportunities. They are all complete for this current academic year but will reopen for applications around the same time in 2019. If you are interested in any of them please contact hannah.tweddell@bristol.ac.uk. We are meeting their student volunteer co-ordinator soon. 

Planning
We are keeping in touch with the council on Bedminster Green and will be holding open meetings on the transport options and (hopefully) community use.

BS3 Planning are looking for someone to give some admin support – please email bs3planninggroup@gmail.com if you are interested.

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. 

Plastic-free
Look out for North Street in the Channel4 programme, War on Waste, on Monday 24th at 9pm… We are also hoping to build on the work BS3 Waste free group and share details about recycling and waste, as well as organise a trip to the recycling processing centre.