Neighbourhood Partnerships - the next step

April 28 2017

Neighbourhood Partnerships, which have been Council-funded and facilitated, have proven to be a useful way of improving local areas. With the imminent removal of funding, the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership is considering options for the future.

Neighbourhood Partnerships, which have been Council-funded and facilitated, have proven to be a useful way of improving local areas. With the imminent removal of funding, the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership is considering options for the future. 

Bishopston councillors, Tom Brook and Eleanor Combley are keen to keep local projects going. “We want to continue in some form but need help from residents to do so,” said Tom Brook.

A public forum meeting was held in March to discuss the situation, as well as possible options for the future. 

 Tom Brook added: “We discussed what people had liked about the current structure, what they might do differently, and what kind of community organisation they would like after June, when the current structure will come to a close. 

“It was great to see so many people from across the area present and interested in the future of community engagement in the area. There were a variety of opinions, but there was a consensus that the Partnership had added value to the area and that something should continue in its place. It’s now a case of working out what that should be!”

The next meeting was due to be  held on April 25  to work  out the details of the structure for  future work to take. 

Keep an eye on social media and the Neighbourhood Partnership website.