Festival in its third year

April 24 2015

THE countdown has officially begun for the start of a week-long festival which celebrates the local community.

THE countdown has officially begun for the start of a week-long festival which celebrates the local community.

'Our Neighbourhood' festival, coordinated by the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership, is in its third year and boasts a fun-filled week of community activities run by local groups and businesses.

The week aims to encourage community engagement, as well as provide people with an opportunity to socialise, and to learn about what their neighbourhood has to offer.

Organisers are also aiming to increase awareness of the neighbourhood partnership and other community groups.

The BCR Neighbourhood Partnership is run by residents for local people, in partnership with the council and local police.

The festival, running from May 2-10, includes the Whiteladies Farmers Market, the Redland May Fair, Gloucester Road Central Mayfest, the Golden Hill Community Garden spring fair, the launch of Horfield Common's 5k route, as well as a host of other events.

A festival programme is now available online, at: www.bcrnp.org.uk. All local residents, workers and students are invited. Most events and activities are offered free of charge.