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

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Ambition Lawrence Weston, resident-driven organisation striving to make Lawrence Weston an even better place to live and work. added 15:40, 21 July 2023 (UTC)
Many Neighbourhoods One City - Knowle West
Authors: Knowle West Media Centre, Mar 12, 2021

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]


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]

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.

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 the West of England combined authority area, this includes the Greater Bristol area (eleventh most populous urban area in the United Kingdom) and nearby places such as Bath.

Iron Age hillforts and Roman villas were built near the confluence of the rivers Frome and Avon. Around the beginning of the 11th century, the settlement was known as Brycgstow (Old English: 'the place at the bridge'). Bristol received a royal charter in 1155 and was historically divided between Gloucestershire and Somerset until 1373 when it became a county corporate. From the 13th to the 18th century, Bristol was among the top three English cities, after London, in tax receipts.

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Bristol was ranked in 2008 as the UK's most sustainable city by the environmental charity Forum for the Future, and in 2015 it received the European Green Capital Award. The Bristol Green Capital initiative is managed by a partnership supported by the City Council. Bristol is home to the environmental charities Sustrans, the Soil Association, and the Centre for Sustainable Energy. The city provides a range of recycling services for household waste.

In 2019, Bristol became the first city to completely ban diesel cars, effective from 2021. Diesel cars will be banned from the central area of the city between 7am and 3pm every day. W

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Bristol, Environment in Bristol, Sustrans: British charity promoting sustainable transport with headquarters in Bristol
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Authors Phil Green
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Created December 20, 2013 by Phil Green
Modified January 3, 2024 by Phil Green
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