WHAT SORT OF NEIGHBOURHOOD DO WE WANT TO LIVE OR WORK IN?
WHO CARES ENOUGH TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
- Do you know what’s planned for our Parks and Libraries?
- Are you happy to lose school crossing patrols?
- Will our street trees survive if the Council stops caring for them?
- Do you know that over 19% of Bedminster children and over 13% of Southville children live below the poverty line?
- How do you engage with productive debates on Residents’ Parking Schemes, rubbish and litter on our streets, or the issue of pavement parking and its effect on people with reduced mobility?
- Do you enjoy Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade and other community events?
- Do you care about air quality issues? Traffic? Public transport? Bio-diversity?
For 10 years, the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership, a voluntary body of many (and open to all) local groups, has worked with Bristol City Council, community police teams, businesses, schools and churches, on issues and opportunities affecting the quality of life and work in Bedminster, Ashton, Southville and Ashton Vale. It’s the only public forum which actively involves all 4 local ward Councillors, and which represents the local community on the board of the Bedminster Business Improvement District.
Major improvements to parks, streets and highways, the establishment of the Business Improvement District, the Green Capital project ‘Let’s Walk Bedminster’, the more recent and ongoing ‘Let’s Clean Bedminster’, many community events – such as the Winter Lantern Parade and Window Wanderland – and many other activities have been the result. But now, due to reductions in central government funding to local authorities and the subsequent cuts to neighbourhood funding across the city, less financial support will come into the neighbourhoods, which means we have to ask: Continue reading “NEWSLETTER (46:17) – Special on The Future”