The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Bristol.

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Bristol community action, providing an introduction and overview. Other Bristol community pages are listed in the navigation box towards the end of each page.

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

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Many Neighbourhoods One City - Knowle West
Authors: Knowle West Media Centre, Mar 12, 2021
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Regular events[edit | edit source]

Bristol Repair Cafe first Saturday monthly in Fishponds

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

The Bristol Democracy Project, Getting People Involved In Decision Making In Bristol

Localism[edit | edit source]

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Bristol Independents campaign

Communities online[edit | edit source]

  • The Knowledge, Knowle West's community website, added 17:51, 18 November 2022 (UTC)

Urban rural connections[edit | edit source]

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Woodspring Revealed
Authors: Skye Spring, Sep 7, 2022
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The Avon Green Belt, also known as the Bristol and Bath Green Belt (or Bath and Bristol Green Belt), is a non-statutory green belt environmental and planning policy that regulates urban expansion and development in the countryside surrounding the cities of Bristol and Bath in the South West region of England. It covers areas in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Mendip, and Wiltshire. Essentially, the function of the green belt is to limit urban sprawl and maintain the open character of areas around the Bristol and Bath built up areas, and nearby towns and villages. The policy is implemented by local planning authorities on the basis of guidance from central government.

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

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Voscur

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Past events[edit | edit source]

2017

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Jun 8 - 25 Festival of Nature, a wild adventure up the River Avon

March 25 Up Our Street Festival of Solutions 2017, Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street. Priorirty for residents of Easton and Lawrence Hill

February 22 Bristol Soup

2016

Sept 2 - 4 Radical Technology Revisited conference

Jun 4 - 5 Get-Growing-Garden-Trail-2016.pdf

Apr 29 - May 7 Bristol Food Connections, bringing people and good food together

February 24 Bristol Soup

2015

Bristol is European Green Capital for 2015,[1] Events, information from bristol2015.co.uk

August 22 Fair in the Square to "celebrate 20 years of the National Cycle Network with a fun-filled festival and Lullaby ride."

July 4 - 5 International Fairtrade Towns' Conference @Bristol Conference Centre

2014

February 8 Bristol Futures Forum

February 24 - March 9 Fairtrade Fortnight in Bristol

April 26 - May 26 Bristol Walking Festival

May 1 - 11 Bristol Food Connections, bringing people and good food together

May 5 Eat-In! Bristol

June 7 - 15 Festival of Nature, June 14 - 15 Harbourside event

June 12 Painting the Town Green event for community and voluntary organizations in the lead up to Bristol Green Capital 2015

June 14 - 22 Bristol Big Green Week

June 22 Bristol's Biggest Bike Ride

September 13 -14 Bristol Green Doors 2014

November 25 Making Bristol's Streets Special, Civic Society Annual "Big Event"

2013

September 28 - 29 Bristol Green Doors 2013

About Bristol[edit | edit source]

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Bristol ( ) is a city, unitary authority area and ceremonial county in South West England, the most populous city in the region. Built around the River Avon, it is bordered by the ceremonial counties of Gloucestershire to the north and Somerset to the south. The county is in the West of England combined authority area, which includes the Greater Bristol area (eleventh most populous urban area in the United Kingdom) and nearby places such as Bath.

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Bristol was ranked as Britain's most sustainable city (based on its environmental performance, quality of life, future-proofing and approaches to climate change, recycling and biodiversity), topping environmental charity Forum for the Future's 2008 Sustainable Cities Index. Local initiatives include Sustrans (creators of the National Cycle Network, founded as Cyclebag in 1977) and Resourcesaver, a non-profit business established in 1988 by Avon Friends of the Earth. In 2014 The Sunday Times named it as the best city in Britain in which to live. The city received the 2015 European Green Capital Award, becoming the first UK city to receive this award.

In 2019 Bristol City Council voted in favour of banning all privately owned diesel cars from the city centre. Since then, the plans have been revised in favour of a clean air zone whereby older and more polluting vehicles will be charged to drive through the city centre. The Clean Air Zone came into effect in November 2022.

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Created December 20, 2013 by Phil Green
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