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Tag: Bristol City Council

Can you support the future of Bishopston Cotham & Redland Neighbourhood Partnership?

As many of you know, Bristol Council is implementing massive cuts across the city. One of the consequences is that our local Neighbourhood Partnership will not be able to continue beyond 31 March. The Neighbourhood…
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Help shape the future of the Stoke Park Estate

People in Bristol are being asked to help develop the long term future of Stoke Park. A consultation is currently underway to create a plan that will protect the park’s important historic and ecological features…
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Children’s publisher of the year moves HQ to Bishopston!

The Arnolfini Bookshop was recently filled to the brim with picture book enthusiasts and members of the local Bristol community, all celebrating the arrival of internationally-acclaimed publishing house Book Island. Publisher Greet Pauwelijn and her family…
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Local community project reaches the finals of the National Lottery Good Causes Award

Staff and volunteers at Life Cycle’s bike recycling scheme at Horfield prison are delighted to be recognised for their efforts.  Their Bike Back project has made it through to the finals of the environment category…
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Window Wanderland could get funding

                               A community project transforming homeowners’ front windows into works of art has made it to the finals of a national funding competition – and is calling for people to vote. Artist Lucy Reeves set up…
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Turtle Bay brings Caribbean sunshine to Cheltenham Road!

Bristol is to get a second helping of rum, reggae and jerk as Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay are set to open a brand new venue on Cheltenham Road. Turtle Bay’s jerk revolution has…
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Help local carers

Over 4,500 carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire carry a Carers Emergency Card. The card is used in the event of the carer having an accident or emergency. This ensures that the person they look…
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Local barbering salon celebrates 30 years in business with a new move

              Local men’s hairdressing salon Franco’s Barbering Lounge has celebrated 30 years in business this week, with the announcement of a move to bigger commercial premises on Gloucester Road. Franco Lombardi, who set up the barbering…
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Yogafurie asks Bristol to 'Turn Up the Heat on Your Health' with wellbeing open day

Yogafurie, Bristol’s leading hot yoga studio, is hosting a free 'Turn Up the Heat on Your Health' open day this Saturday to help people find out more about a variety of holistic health and fitness…
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Cinderella … but not as you know it

                     On Sunday 19th June touring opera company Tessitoura will perform a fresh take on one of Rossini’s most beloved operas - La Cenerentola, set against a picturesque outdoor backdrop.Witness a new retelling of old favourite…
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Bishop Road are getting Green Fingered!

Bishop Road Primary School are embarking on ambitious plans to improve their outdoor spaces by creating a nature garden, allotment classroom, orchard and wildflower area. The school is one of the largest in the south…
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It’s May and time for the Glos Rd Central Mayfest on Saturday 7 May

This extremely popular free community event is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership Festival Week and is a big day on our social calendar. Traders will be offering a range of activities and special sales outside…
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Lynne Fernandes Optometrist Wins Major Award

Local Optometrist, Lynne Fernandes, has been awarded with one of her industry’s biggest accolades. Lynne was presented with the ‘Optometrist of the Year’ trophy in the annual Optician Awards in the presence of over 500…
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What is Homeshare?

Homeshare is a scheme designed to help older people and adults with disabilities to remain living in their own homes. A householder with a spare bedroom offers accommodation to a trustworthy adult, “the homesharer”, in…
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Sainsbury's submit appeal against Bristol City Council

Sainsbury's have applied to the Secretary of State to challenge Bristol City Council's refusal to extend the delivery times of their proposed store on the Memorial Ground. Sainsbury's want to supply the store using 44…
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Council urges people to give their views on local ward boundaries

Bristol City Council is urging local people to have their say on the boundaries of local wards as a major project to review the democratic representation of local communities continues. The independent Local Government Boundary…
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Latest on North Bristol Baths: Statement from Bristol City Council

Since October 2012, Chatsworth Homes has been working on a conversion of the former pool into a community Health Centre, pharmacy and hydrotherapy suite together with new housing and a new Bishopston Library. The council…
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MAYFEST on Gloucester Road - Saturday 3rd May!

Local shops, businesses and other community groups around the central part of Gloucester Road are working together to promote the area in which they work and live. They have chosen the name Glos Rd Central…
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Could you be a governor of Fairfield High School?

Fairfield High School recently got in touch with the below request re recruiting new Governors. Can you help please? The Governing Body of Fairfield High School is recruiting additional Governors. We are keen that our…
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20mph speed limit coming to our local streets soon

Formal public notice has been served for a Traffic Regulation Order to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads in Cabot, Cotham, Clifton, Clifton East, Bishopston and Redland wards. After carefully considering objections and comments the…
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Looking for Snow Wardens Please!

Bristol City Council (BCC) are looking for community spirited people to volunteer as snow wardens to help out in the event of snow this winter. The major routes are prioritised for gritting, but the gritting…
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Have your say on the new Play Ground on Horfield Common

Bristol City Council is supporting the refurbishment of the existing play area on Horfield Common under the Capital Stimulus Programme, which is providing funding for improving parks and green spaces across the city. Information and…
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Bus stop brings love for Gloucester Road couple

A very ordinary bus stop on Bristol's Gloucester Road has a very special meaning for Aly and Michala Hussien. When their friend, Tat Mersy, realised that the stop on the Promenade was due to be…
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Second of Bristol's Make Sundays Special

The second of five monthly 'Make Sundays Special' days is set to take place this Sunday, July 21. And thanks to the success of Bristol's first Make Sunday Special and the huge national attention, the…
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Chance for local businesses to get free advice on growing their business

A free event to help businesses to thrive in a difficult retail environment will be taking place at City Hall on Tuesday 16thJuly. The event will focus on the key challenges and opportunities facing the…
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'The Noise' 2013 - Working Together in Bristol

It has been well reported that this city, like many others in the UK, is suffering because of cuts made in the provision of services to young people, and to the elderly – some of…
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Bishopston Society Public Meeting with Bristol Mayor

Our Mayor George Ferguson has agreed to speak at the Bishopston Society Public Meeting which starts at 7.30 pm on Monday 25th March at The Church Halls, St Michaels Church on Pigsty Hill, Gloucester Road.…
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Bristol Tree Forum - Next Meeting

The Chair of the Bristol Tree Forum invites you to a talk called 'Do the utilities still hate trees?' by Nol Vincent and Patric Bulmer of Bristol Water plc. It starts at 6pm in City…
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Plant a tree at St Andrews Park

Join TreeBristol on Wednesday 13th March 2013 at St Andrews Park. Everyone is welcome to join in this community planting event. Trees will start to be planted from 10am to approx 2pm. Please wear weatherproof…
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Bristol's Harbour Festival 2013

Bristol's Harbour Festival 2013 - summer's on its way Bristol announces festival dates and festival organisers. Anyone looking forward to the summer can now put the weekend of July 26-28 in their diaries, as that’s…
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Cross-party working group to reconsider council funding for PCSOs

Proposed cuts to council funding for Bristol's PCSOs are to be re-considered, it has been announced. A cross-party working group chaired by Councillor Gus Hoyt, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and the Environment is to look…
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Adult Cycle Training now free!

Local charity Life Cycle UK's highly successful cycle training programme for adults and children is now free. Thanks to extra funding from Bristol City Council, a one-to-one session with one of Life Cycle’s professional urban…
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Planning permission for Sainsbury's at Memorial Ground is Passed

Last night the planning application for a new Sainsbury's at the Memorial Ground was granted (unless the Secretary of State changes ruling in the next 21 days). The council meeting was well represented by those…
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International End Violence Against Women Week in Bristol

There is a packed programme for End Violence Against Women week to be held later this month in Bristol. The main activities in the week beginning Saturday 24 November include support by men, including a…
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Food Couriers

Say hello to Bristol's newest restaurant food ordering and delivery platform - and one with a green focus. After a successful pre-launch trial in August 2012, the new online platform that facilitates the delivery of…
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Have your say on plans for school places

A consultation launched this week is asking people to give their views on planning for new school places in Bristol. Bristol City Council has a statutory duty to ensure there are enough school places within…
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Free Easter family fun with Toy Story 3 (U) on the big screen

Families are invited to enjoy big screen fun when Toy Story 3 (U) comes to Millennium Square this Easter. There will be free, alfresco screenings of this classic Disney Pixar film on Saturday, April 7…
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Diamond Jubilee Downs Day

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations are coming to The Downs on Monday 4th June 2012 for what is set to be a Bank Holiday full of fun this summer. Head over to The Downs from 3pm…
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Spring playing out opportunities for Bristol children

Lighter evenings could mean more Bristol children can play out after school in their own streets this spring says Playing Out, a Bristol-based organisation promoting street play. Playing Out supports residents to organise temporary street…
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Bristol Snow Clearing Advice

With snow forecast if only for a light shower, the council is highlighting its snow plan - designed to help the city function with as little disruption as possible if heavy snow is forecast. The…
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£1,000 prize for artists to illustrate Bristol's Green Capital bid

An open call with a 1,000 pound prize has gone out to artists, photographers, film-makers and even musicians to submit their ideas for showing Bristol as a green capital. The Bristol Green Capital Partnership wants…
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Celebrating Age Festival 2011

This year's Celebrating Age Festival is taking the theme 'Coming Together' - exploring what different generations have in common and ways people can live together without perceived barriers of age getting in the way. Organised…
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Red Tape Cut to Encourage Playing Out!

A campaign to enable more children and young people to play out safely on residential streets is being backed by the city council. The green light has been given for more frequent road closures for…
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NEW healthy start for FAMILIES this Autumn

Let us take the effort out of being healthy! A choice of healthy lifestyle programmes are coming your way this September. The MEND and Family, Food & Fun programmes are FREE and at a venue…
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