Monthly Archives: February 2013

St George Community Fair – 9th March 11am-2pm

Come and visit the St George Community Fair.

CLICK on the poster below for more details.

St George Community Fair 2013

Youth services currently available in St George

Youth services in St George will be changing as has already been reported on http://www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/youth-services-in-st-george/ but here is a poster giving the current situation.

CLICK on this poster to enlarge it.

stG youth services

Environment Sub-Group Wed 27 Feb

The next meeting of the St George Environment Sub-Group is on Wed 27th February, 7pm at Summerhill Methodist Church.

The agenda for the meeting can be seen here: StGEnvAgenda270213

The sub-group discusses issues relating to all aspects of the environment in St George including green spaces, street cleaning and recycling. The meeting is open to all residents of St George with an interest in improving their environment.

We make recomendaTroopers Hill Field Pathtions on the spending of two pots of money  – the first is ‘Section 106′ – this is money paid by developers building in St George and designated for spending on parks and green spaces. Over the past 18 months over £90,000 has been allocated to projects in St George by the local Councillors following recomendations by the sub-group. Projects include bins and benches in Rodney Road playing field; a new path in Troopers Hill Field (see photo) and several separate projects in St George Park, including the ‘MUGA’ described in a separate posting. If you have ideas for projects in your local green space please come and join us.

The second pot of money is the ‘Clean & Green Fund’. This is a small fund allocated to the Neighbourship Partnership to improve the appearance of the area. One of the projects we have allocated this money to is the planting of street trees to replace tree stumps which have been left when trees have had to be felled in the past. TreeBristol pay half of the cost of each replacement tree that the Neighbourhood Partnership funds. So far 7 street trees have been planted in St George using Clean & Green money. If you have ideas for other uses for this fund please let us know or come to the meeting.

As you can see from the agenda other issues for discussion include rules for fishing at St George Park and tree planting plans for parks.

If you would like to know more about the sub-group or if you can’t make the meeting but would like your views on the issues to be discussed to be considered, please email the current Environment Sub-Group champion at rob@troopers-hill.org.uk

MUGA for St George Park

MUGA exampleA MUGA is a Multi-Use Games Area.  Here is is an example of what one can look like.

Subject to the weather work is expected to start on a MUGA for St George Park on Monday 25th February and to take 4-6 weeks to complete.

Apologies for the rather poor quality reproduction of this document that gives the specification for the MUGA that will be installed on the footprint of the run-down basketball court.

 

You Said – We Did – February 2013

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  A list of the issues raised at the previous meeting and what has been done about them is circulated at the meeting.

Here is what was done about the issues raised in November.

You said – We Did – November 2012 – February 2013

There has also been Street Scene Enforcement activity over the same period, that is action to deal with flytipping, flyposting, littering and similar issues.   Details are in

Street Scene Enforcement Activity

Here is the list of issues raised at the forum meeting of Tuesday 12th February.

YOU Said

Come to the next Forum meeting at the Summerhill Methodist Church, 5 Air Balloon Rd (next to the Air Balloon pub), at  7pm on Tuesday 28th May, 2013.

Details of all St George Neighbourhood Partnership meetings are on http://www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings/

 

Youth Services in St George

Youth provision in St George will be changing.  Bristol City Council have awarded a contract for the provision of youth services to a consortium called Bristol Youth Links which includes Creative Youth Network.  At the St George Neighbourhood Forum of 12th February 2013, Laura Curl, Marketing Officer of Creative Youth Network read out this statement.

Here is a link to a list of current youth club times that Creative Youth Network are now running as part of Bristol Youth Links in both East and West Bristol:

Councillors, members of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership, employed and volunteer youth workers  have met with Creative Youth Network to voice concerns about the future of the Kingsway Youth Centre and the future availability of youth workers to support the existing number of open sessions currently supported there.   Since that initial meeting  there has been a further meeting between youth workers and Creative Youth Network.   As more information becomes available this page will be updated

You Said – We Did – February 2013

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  A list of the issues raised at the previous meeting and what has been done about them is circulated at the meeting.

Here is what was done about the issues raised in November.

You said – We Did – November 2012 – February 2013

There has also been Street Scene Enforcement activity over the same period, that is action to deal with flytipping, flyposting, littering and similar issues.   Details are in

Street Scene Enforcement Activity

Here is the list of issues raised at the forum meeting of Tuesday 12th February.

YOU Said

Come to the next Forum meeting at the Summerhill Methodist Church, 5 Air Balloon Rd (next to the Air Balloon pub), at  7pm on Tuesday 28th May, 2013.

Details of all St George Neighbourhood Partnership meetings are on http://www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings/

 

Latest police St George beat newsletter – February 2013

In this newsletter – details of free fitting of tamper-proof screws to protect your number plate, an assault in Crews Hole (this was actually on the River Avon Trail rather than Crews Hole Rd), apps to protect your phone, tablet or laptop from theft, crime statistics for this year versus last year.

Read more here.

 

Make your Neighbourhood Partnership work better for YOU

Neighbourhood Partnerships are currently being reviewed and we would like to hear from our citizens about what they would like more control and responsibility for in their neighbourhoods, and how they would like to take part in local decision making.

We are running a public consultation as part of the review – this will take place between 1st February 2013 and 1st April 2013. There will be plenty of opportunities to take part.

To complete our online survey, go to www.bristol.gov.uk/npask

Click Neighbourhood Partnerships survey to view what questions are included in the survey.

More information plus dates locations of public consultation meetings can be seen here.

The Mayor of Bristol is dedicated to giving local communities more influence over their neighbourhoods. One of the ways to do this is by encouraging communities to take more control and responsibility for their local services, instead of just having a ‘one size fits all’ approach taken centrally by the council.

Bristol’s 14 Neighbourhood Partnerships currently make decisions about how council budgets are spent and how local services are delivered at a neighbourhood level. We want to develop our Neighbourhood Partnerships and to bring more influence and decision-making to local communities

In order to do this, we would like to hear from our citizens about what they would like more control and responsibility for in their neighbourhoods, and about how they would like to take part in local decision making.

A wide consultation is underway, with the aim to involve as many stakeholders as possible. There will be three different ways for people to get involved:

  1. General survey for all citizens – this will be launched on 1st February 2013 and will run until 1st April 2013. You can complete the survey online, or fill in a paper copy and send it back to us or give it to one of your neighbourhood officers. The survey is available at www.bristol.gov.uk/npask or by contacting your neighbourhood team.
  2. City wide consultation meetings for NP members, councillors, forum/subgroup attendees and any other interested citizens.
  3. Consultation within neighbourhoods through existing meetings, community
  4. engagement work and wider engagement. There is a programme of activities for
  5. each neighbourhood.

You can find out more by contacting the neighbourhood partnership team –
www.myneighbourhoodbristol.com, neighbourhood.partnerships@bristol.gov.uk, 0117 903 6415.

Computer courses for the over 50s – please pass the word

These two courses are aimed at people over 50 who have either never used a computer before or are still in the early stages of using one.  Bearing in mind that these people are not going to be reading this page please could you tell people that you think would benefit from these courses, about them.

CLICK on the POSTERS BELOW to bring them to FULL-SIZE.

Free computer course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow up course