NEWS

This page lists our news stories, with the latest stories listed first. Only the first 50 words of each message are displayed on this page; to read the full story either click on the heading or the ‘read more!’ link at the bottom of the article.

Discover East Bristol with the Bristol Walking Festival

This year’s Bristol Walking Festival features over 150 walks.  You can find the full list of an amazing range of walks on www.bristolwalkfest.com

However as St George is very much in east Bristol and we think it is always good to find out what’s special on your very own doorstep,...Read More »


A New Start

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As reported here Neighbourhood Partnerships across Bristol are having to change as the Council reduces the funding available.

Members of St George NP have been meeting to discuss how we should respond, whether the Partnership should continue and if so in what form.

We believe that St George needs a group...Read More »


St George in Bloom competition for 2017 is now launched!

The St. George in Bloom competition for 2017 is now open for applications until the closing date of Monday 24th July 2017 at 5pm.

Please pass this information to your family, friends and colleagues.

This free competition is open to all residents, streets, businesses, schools, faith and community groups within the...Read More »


Celebrity event to raise funds for Meadow Vale Community Centre

Readers of this website will have seen earlier reports on the hard work being done to achieve the redevelopment of Meadow Vale Community Centre in Speedwell.  Our last report in December reported on the successful planning application.

The Rotary Club of Bristol is currently celebrating its centenary year and...Read More »


Lord Mayor's Medals 2017

St George residents were honoured today (Tue 21st March) with the award of Lord Mayor’s Medals at a ceremony at the Mansion House.

Susan Acton-Campbell is Chair of Friends of Troopers Hill; Bruce Yates works with the charity Baggator while Trevor Ball is a long term...Read More »


Conham Road - Cycle Route

Update 6th March 2017:

Philip Wright, Transport Programme Manager overseeing the proposed improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure being delivered through the Cycle Ambition Fund (CAF) grant from the Department for Transport has written:

“The proposed works at Conham Road are not part of the CAF programme, but were being considered to...Read More »


Clean Streets (and green spaces) in St George

Lots of ways to join in the Great Bristol Spring Clean this weekend to clean up your area and maybe carry on doing so.  This is part of Bristol’s “Clean Streets” campaign.

There’s still time to register your own event with the Great Bristol Spring Clean but below are...Read More »


Want Playing Out in your street? Find out more

7 streets in St George are already having a great time running Playing Out schemes.  Other streets are showing interest.  If one of the interested streets is YOUR street and you want to be a part of making it happen please get in touch with Jo Chesterman. 

Read More »


Volunteers needed to help patients of four local surgeries

St George Health Centre, Wellspring, Lawrence Hill and Air Balloon Surgery patients need YOUR help

Do you have time to spare to give a little help and support to patients of four local surgeries who may be lonely, isolated or housebound?

Would you visit someone in their home to provide some company,...Read More »


Bristol Charities to leave the Summerhill Centre

Bristol Charities is to end its lease of the Summerhill Centre on Summerhill Rd, BS5 HJ.  We understand the handover of the building back to Bristol City Council (BCC) will be at the end of April.

The Summerhill Centre is just across the road from Cherry Orchard Lane, you can...Read More »


The future of Neighbourhood Partnerships

As described in our post about the Council Budget and the Corporate Strategy the funding for Neighbourhood Partnerships across Bristol is going to be drastically reduced.

At the Cabinet meeting on Monday (30th Jan) it was confirmed the the cuts had been ‘re-profiled’ so that while the cut...Read More »


Without volunteers a successful road safety campaign in Crews Hole and on Troopers Hill Rd ends 6th February

Since March 2015 a small group of volunteers have been working with Avon and Somerset Police monitoring traffic speed on Crews Hole Rd, Troopers Hill and Blackswarth Rd.  Owners of vehicles recorded by the volunteers as being driven at excessive speeds have received letters from police.

This gentle reminder approach to...Read More »


Council Budget

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Bristol City Council has been consulting the public and its partners on proposed savings to help it close a £92m budget gap over the coming five years.

Yesterday (12th January) the council published updated proposals which include unchanged, changed and brand new savings proposals.

The full proposals can be seen...Read More »


Continuing 'Grey to Green' in 2017

St George in Bloom is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco Bags of Help.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award with shoppers being invited to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. The more...Read More »


Bridge Repair Works at Netham

Bristol City Council Highway Bridges and Structures team have carried out repairs on the bridge deck of New Brislington Bridge.


Update 1st February

Latest from Bristol City Council: The bridge will be reopened to vehicular traffic for 07.00 on Thursday 2nd February. The waterproofing and associated works to the carriageway...Read More »


New Community Centre for Meadow Vale

Meadow Vale Community Association have applied for planning permission for a major renovation and extension of Meadow Vale Community Centre, providing an all purpose hall and ancillary accommodation including toilets, changing rooms and stores.


Update 18th January 2017:
This planning application has now been approved by Bristol City Council

See...Read More »


Redfield Post Office

As you may be aware, the Post Office on Church Road in Redfield closed in September. Local residents, businesses, Church Road Action Group, Councillors and our MPs have all been in touch with the Post Office to try and get the branch re-opened, either on the same site or somewhere...Read More »


Council Spending Freeze

Bristol City Council has extended its freeze on non-essential spending as it works to balance its annual budget and prepare for a five-year £92m financial gap from next April.

The spending freeze is expected to remain in place until the council has firm plans for a balanced budget this year and...Read More »


Improving Parks & Play Areas

This year has seen a huge amount of work done to improve parks & green spaces in St George.

This has been achieved by St George Neighbourhood Partnership, Bristol Parks and park groups working together to raise funding to address priorities set in the St George Neighbourhood Plan.

The...Read More »


Council Budget Consultations

Bristol City Council is consulting on their “Corporate Strategy” for 2017 to 2022.  The draft document includes information on a lot of proposed budget implications for the provision of Council services.

The 126 page consultation document and an online response form is available on the Council website

A series of meetings...Read More »


Road Humps & Parking Restrictions - Troopers Hill Road Area

In October 2015, Bristol City Council consulted on a scheme to introduce speed reducing measures and pedestrian improvements on Troopers Hill Road. After consideration of the responses, this has now moved on to a formal consultation on the introduction of the necessary ‘Traffic Regulation Orders’ (TRO).

You can see the...Read More »


St George in Bloom and St. George community groups scoop top RHS Britain in Bloom awards

Update Fri 14th October:
St George in Bloom won Silver in the Urban Category of 2016 Britain in Bloom Awards. The certificate was awarded at the national RHS Britain in Bloom award ceremony in Birmingham this evening.


At the awards ceremony held today on Thursday 6th October 2016 and hosted...Read More »


Celebrating the re-opening of Bristol's oldest Sikh temple

Rob Acton-Campbell, Chair of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership, was proud to be invited to recent celebrations at the Nirman Sewak Jatha Gurdwara in St George.

Here is the press release from the Gurdwara.

“The congregation of the Nirman Sewak Jatha Gurdwara are today (Saturday 1st October) celebrating the re-opening of their renovated...Read More »


Housing Newsletter

The Private Housing Team of Bristol City Council has published a ‘Special Edition Newsletter’ for Landlord and Letting Agents in the Eastville and St George Property Licensing Area.

The Newsletter includes information on how landlords can apply for a licence for their property(ies), and how the scheme has worked elsewhere.

You can...Read More »


Parking at Summerhill Schools

Problems caused by inconsiderate parking near schools was discussed at recent Neighbourhood Fora.  The meeting asked our local Police Beat Team to treat this as one of their priorities.

Towards the end of the last school year over 40 vehicles were identified over a 2-3 week period contravening the school...Read More »


Consultation: Supported buses

Bristol’s bus passengers are being invited by Bristol City Council to give their views on services financially supported by the Council.

The survey is part of a review of the 19 bus services across Bristol that the council funds.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “Bristol needs a more reliable, passenger-friendly and...Read More »


Library News

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What is happening at your local libraries?  Read the latest library newsletter here.

Please note that St George Library will be closed from Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 14th September to enable preparatory work to be done for the installation of the swipe card pilot scheme.

Regular activities in St George...Read More »


Traffic and Transport meeting - 30th August 2016

Update 7/9/2016 – Minutes of the meeting of 30th August 2016.

If you have an interest in travel in your neighbourhood, details of the next Traffic and Transport meeting can be found on the meetings page of this website, www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings, including the agenda and venue.

Minutes of the last meeting cover...Read More »


You Said - We Did - August 2016

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  An action tracker is kept of the issues raised at the each meeting and a record kept of what has been done about them.

After a welcome...Read More »


Celebrating St George

Lots to celebrate in St George this coming week.

The big event is of course Redfest on Saturday which brings many, many people to our wonderful park. This year is promising to be bigger and better than ever with a new layout – but it is still FREE to...Read More »


St George in Bloom raises the flag

Our special St George in Bloom flag raising ceremony to be held on Thursday August 4th 2016 at 7pm at St George Park.

We have arranged a special flag raising ceremony to celebrate our selection as an RHS national finalist in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition 2016.

This...Read More »


Neighbourhood Forum - Tuesday 9 August

The next Neighbourhood Forum covering the whole St George Neighbourhood Partnership area is on Tuesday 9 August.  It is being held at Summerhill Methodist Church from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

There is a full agenda for the evening, with an opportunity...Read More »


St George in Bloom is Blooming Ready for Royal Horticultural Society UK Finals Judging

A press release from St George in Bloom.

RHS Britain in Bloom judging tour takes place on FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST 2016 FOR THE JUDGE’S VISIT TO ST GEORGE IN BLOOM.

 Green fingered volunteers from St George in Bloom have been busy putting the finishing touches to their Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain...Read More »


Improving St George Parks

There is a lot happening to improve parks & green spaces in St George this summer.

The work is aimed at addressing priorities set in the St George Neighbourhood Plan. Some of this has been funded directly by Bristol Parks and some through grants raised by park groups with the...Read More »


Brighten up St George

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A message from Grenville Johnson, Chair of St George in Bloom.

Calling all shops, residents, streets and communities in St George to brighten up our area of the city!

St George in Bloom invites businesses, community groups and residents in the area to brighten up their gardens and help keep the local...Read More »


Brighten up St George and be assessed for an award

A message from Grenville Johnson, Chair of St George in Bloom.

Calling all shops, residents, streets and communities in St George to brighten up our area of the city!

St George in Bloom invites businesses, community groups and residents in the area to brighten up their gardens and help keep the local...Read More »


Money granted to local projects - 25th May 2016

6 applications for funding were made from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund.  One, from Friends of Dundridge Park, was withdrawn due to funding having been found from other sources.  All the remaining 5 applications were granted at the SGNP meeting of  25th May, 2016, by a unanimous vote...Read More »


Big Green Week in St George

Bristol’s Big Green Week features a whole host of activities.  You might like to enjoy some green activities without stirring very far from home.

St George Community Centre start the weekend with a Big Green Working Party and carry on with other activities in July and August, thanks to funding...Read More »


Grey to Green - St George in Bloom are working hard

We were delighted  to report in April on St George in Bloom‘s success in obtaining Royal Horticultural Society funding for their grey to green transformation project.  The group has gone on to attract even more funding and support for the project and have been doing a LOT of...Read More »


Dundridge Park - Work Starts

Great news from Dundridge Park that the first of 3 funded projects is under way.

There is now a new path from the chicane gate to the proposed new play area. This was one of 1170 community group projects funded by Tesco’s Bags Of Help Scheme.

Next will be a ‘Wildlife...Read More »


Help make a difference to YOUR neighbourhood

Local people can influence decisions on all these areas and more.  One way of doing this is to join a St George Neighbourhood Partnership subgroup.  Why not come along to one or more of the subgroup meetings and seeing what they do.

Here’s a quick summary of what each...Read More »


Traffic calming Plummers Hill

The Council has started a formal consultation regarding speed reduction measures planned for Plummers Hill.  Reducing traffic speed in this area is a priority of St George Neighbourhood Partnership.

The Council proposes to introduce a scheme of road humps, including speed cushions and a junction speed table, at Plummers Hill. The...Read More »


Money for small fixes to walking and cycling routes - have your say

We have received this message from Dr Suzanne Audrey of Bristol University:

Bristol City Council has some money to make small improvements to walking and cycling routes. Fixing small things can make a big difference – bugbears are the small irritating things that hinder your cycling and walking through Bristol. It...Read More »


You Said - We Did - May 2016

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  An action tracker is kept of the issues raised at the each meeting and a record kept of what has been done about them.

Philip Bird, champion...Read More »


Election Results - May 2016

Election Results for 5 May 2016


Councillors for St George Central

Nicola Beech and Steve Pearce have been elected as Councillors for St George Central (four year term of office).

Electorate: 9,421, Votes cast: 3,425, Spoilt papers 34
Turnout:...Read More »


St George in Bloom Receives Royal Horticultural Society Support to Garden for Health and Happiness

New community gardening project to launch RHS Britain in Bloom 2016 campaign

The existing area before the project begins.

 

St George in Bloom is one of just 40 community groups across the country that has been chosen by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to receive £500 worth of support to...Read More »


NP Meeting - New Date

Following the cancellation of our meeting in April (see below) it has not been possible to rearrange the meeting for a date before the elections on 5th May.

We are now aiming to hold the meeting on Wednesday 25th May, 7.00pm; this is the first possible date after the...Read More »


Discover East Bristol with Bristol's Walking Festival

The complete programme is now out for the Bristol Walk Fest.  You can take this opportunity to find out more about the area covered by the beautiful Discover East Bristol map.  Listed below are all the walks that include part of the Discover East Bristol area.  Find out...Read More »


Election Candidates

The Bristol City Council Wards have changed, and the elections were held on 5 May 2016 were for the new Wards. You can find out which of the new Wards you live in here.


The candidates for elections on 5th May 2016 were:

To be a Councillor for the...Read More »


Make Sunday Special Grants


Bristol City Council has announced that ‘Make Sunday Special‘ will be repeated in 2016 and that “For the first time events will extend beyond the summer, so we encourage you to plan Christmas fairs, Halloween street parties and other winter activities.”

The Council has also launched “a dedicated fund available for...Read More »


Lord Mayor's Medals

Congratulations to Rob Acton-Campbell and Fiona Russell, members of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership, presented, yesterday, at Bristol’s Mansion House, with Lord Mayor’s Medals by the Lord Mayor, Clare Campion-Smith.

Rob Acton-Campbell, Chair of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership was presented with his medal in recognition of work he...Read More »


Volunteers needed to help patients at Air Balloon Surgery

Do you have time to spare to give a little help and support to patients of Air Balloon Surgery who may be lonely, isolated or housebound?

Could you help giving lifts to patients with transport difficulties to Air Balloon Surgery?

To find out more about the Wellbeing Volunteer scheme being run at...Read More »


What a team!

The Church Rd Town Team has been working hard at the big billposter site near 301-307 Church Rd close to St George Community Centre and the Sikh Gurdwara.

 The story so far:

  • Gaive Golding, leading this project for the Church Rd Town Team (CRTT), Fin McNab (from Sustrans) and...Read More »

Parking changes at Air Balloon Surgery

Air Balloon Surgery have suffered for some years from parking behaviour that has caused problems for patients and emergency vehicle.  As a result they are employing a company called Parking Eye, who will be issuing fines when the surgery car park is misused.

Here is an extract from a letter the...Read More »


The St George "Spring Bling" Issue 1

Do you want to make St George tidier, cleaner and more attractive for people or wildlife? There are 9 ways to Take Part or Get Help or Report It.

Read all about it in this

<<FIRST ISSUE of the St George “SPRING BLING>>

Let us...Read More »


International Women's Day event at St George Library

Meet local author Lucienne Boyce at St George Library.

...Read More »

St George in Bloom - RHS Press Release

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St George in Bloom has been selected from more than 600 entrants to take part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2016.

St George in Bloom is one of 72 finalists from across the UK and is in the Urban category. The group was selected...Read More »


Improving Green Spaces in St George

There has been a lot happening in St George’s green spaces over the past couple of months:

Successful Grant Applications

Last month, Troopers Hill Field and Dundridge Park both received grant awards for improved play areas from SITA Trust.

This month there is more good news from Dundridge Park with...Read More »


St George Park Lake Walls

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We are pleased to say that St George Park Lake is now being refilled.

As reported earlier, one of the reasons for draining St George Park lake was to carry out structural investigations into the areas where the lake wall has failed and the path is subsiding. The initial inspections...Read More »


Support Dundridge Park

Following the news of grant from SITA Trust for the play area in Dundridge Park that was announced last month there is more good news to report – and you can help make it even better!

Friends Of Dundridge Park have been chosen as one of the three...Read More »


Parking Restrictions Roseberry Park area

Bristol City Council is consulting on a series of changes to parking restrictions in an area between Whitehall Road and Church Road and Chalks Road and Herber Street.  For the St George NP area the proposals affect Chalks Road, Whitehall Road, Roseberry Park, Tintern Avenue, Trelawney Avenue and Lyppiatt Road.

Further...Read More »


You Said - We Did - February 2016

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  An action tracker is kept of the issues raised at the each meeting and a record kept of what has been done about them.

For this meeting...Read More »


A permanent memorial tribute within St George to the late Councillor Ron Stone

The St George Neighbourhood Partnership wishes to mark the significant contribution that the late Councillor Ron Stone made to the St George area by arranging for a permanent memorial tribute to be set up.

The late Councillor Stone served as a city councillor in the St George West ward for 30...Read More »


New wards for May 2016 elections

On Thursday, 5th May, 2016 there will be 3 elections for voters registered in St George:
– Bristol Mayoral
– Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
– Bristol local elections for councillors

The Bristol Mayoral and the Police and Crime Commissioner elections will use a supplementary voting system.

The local...Read More »


St George in Bloom in RHS Britain in Bloom Finals

Great news and an update from St George in Bloom!

St George in Bloom is a UK Royal Horticultural Society regional finalist this year in 2016, and we have now received the official Royal Horticultural Society’s finalists logo.

 

The logo will also be displayed on our website, Facebook page, and within...Read More »


Neighbourhood Forum - 9 February

The next St George Neighbourhood Forum will be on Tuesday 9th February, 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Summerhill Methodist Church, Air Balloon Road.

Further information at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/forum

...Read More »

Landfill funds play for green spaces in St George

Friends of Troopers Hill and Friends of Dundridge Park are celebrating their success in each being awarded £50,000 of grant funding from SITA Trust to support their play projects.

This total of £100,000 will pay for a small, under 5s, fenced play area with an access path in Troopers Hill Field...Read More »


St George Park Lake Update

New homes found for St George Park Lake Fish.

Update Friday 19th February

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Update Tuesday 9th February

Further investigations are being carried out this week in the area where the path around the lake has subsided. We will post a further update once these are complete.

Update Friday 29th January

Work to relocate...Read More »


Cllr Ron Stone

It is with the deepest regret that we report the death of Cllr Ron Stone. Ron passed away yesterday (30.12.15) at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital (BRI) after a short illness. Ron had been a Councillor for St George West Ward for over 30 years.

Memorial Page for Ron Stone –...Read More »


St George Park Lake

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Latest update on this issue – 26 Jan 2016 >>

 

The St George Neighbourhood Partnership supports the aims of the Friends of St George Park to improve the lake in the Park for wildlife. Surveys by the group have consistently shown that this aim is also supported by park users.

Fish...Read More »


Volunteers Needed

The St George Neighbourhood Partnership is looking for local volunteers to join their Wellbeing subgroup.  This team meets 4 times a year to review grant applications to support local projects.  They jointly make recommendations for decision by local councillors.

The team would welcome new volunteers to read through applications, raise...Read More »


Discover East Bristol

Throughout 2015 members of the Partnership have been working with a team of artists to create a map showing the green spaces in St George (& Greater Fishponds) and some of the quiet links between them.

The project in funded by the Bristol 2015 Nighbourhood Arts Project with additional money...Read More »


St Anne's Footbridge - Extended Closure

St Anne’s Footbridge linking Crews Hole to the shopping area in St Anne’s has been closed since the beginning of June for major repairs.

When the old concrete bridge deck was removed it revealed significant corrosion to the bridge steelwork which required repair before it can be painted and the...Read More »


St George Library

Bristol City Council has announced new opening hours for St George Library.

Effective 4 April 2016 St George Library will be open:
Monday: 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Wednesday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Friday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday: closed

The current opening hours...Read More »


You Said - We Did - November 2015

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  An action tracker is kept of the issues raised at the each meeting and a record kept of what has been done about them.

For this meeting...Read More »


Mayor's Visit to St George

George Ferguson CBE, Mayor of Bristol, visited various places within St George on Friday 30 October at the invitation of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership.

His visit to St George NP area started at the junction of Lyppiatt Road and Church Road, where he discussed with local...Read More »


Plummers Hill - Road Safety Measures

Bristol City Council are consulting on a scheme to to provide improved pedestrian facilities and reduced vehicle speeds on Plummers Hill.

The proposals include speed reducing measures at regular intervals along the length of the road in the form of road humps, speed tables and also making the road narrower...Read More »


Troopers Hill Road - Road Safety Measures

Bristol City Council are consulting on a scheme to introduce speed reducing measures and pedestrian improvements on Troopers Hill Road.

The proposals include various speed reducing measures in the form of road humps and making the road narrower at certain key points. As pedestrian links to and from Troopers Hill...Read More »


RHS awards for St George

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Community groups in St George have been rewarded for all their hard work at The Royal Horticultural Society awards that were presented on Thursday 24th September at a special ceremony that was held by RHS Britain in Bloom South West

The results are as follows:

Within the RHS ‘It’s...Read More »


Traffic Regulation Order: St George West

Bristol City Council is proposing some changes to parking restrictions in Whitehall Road, Oxenham Court, Foxcroft Road, Chalks Road and Hammersmith Road.

This is part of a larger project primarily within the Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership area.

Further information on the proposals, including how to respond to...Read More »


Discover East Bristol

Our Green Spaces Mapping project reached an important milestone today (19th August) with the launch of its own website at:

DiscoverEastBristol.co.uk

Once the project is complete this will take you to a fully interactive version of the map, but for now it has a wonderful taster illustration and a link...Read More »


Consultation: Discretionary Licensing of privately rented properties (St George West)

The Housing Act 2004 gives local authorities the power to declare an area(s) of the city a Discretionary Licensing area where there are problems with the condition and management of privately rented accommodation. The powers also include crime and anti-social behaviour, deprived areas and where there are issues with migration...Read More »


You Said - We Did - August 2015

Every quarter there is a Neighbourhood Forum meeting open to all residents of St George to bring local issues to council officers and police.  An action tracker is kept of the issues raised at the each meeting and a record kept of what has been done about them.  A copy...Read More »


Waste and Recycling collections

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Recycling and waste collections in Bristol are now undertaken by Bristol Waste Company Limited (a company owned by Bristol City Council).

Collection dates are unaffected (check your collection date here).

– You can report missed collections here.
– You can request a copy of your collection calendar Read More »


Roadworks in St George

The Council’s mapping system has recently been updated to show current and planned road works in the City.

Those currently planned for St George include a one day closure of Crews Hole Road on Sunday 16th August. You may also like to know that Whitby Road (over in Brislington) will...Read More »


Walking for Health in St George

Walking is a great way to improve both physical and mental health. Did you know that St George can now offer you 3 levels of Walking for Health?

LinkAge provides guided, weekly 30 minute walks starting from the Beehive Centre. next to St Ambrose Church in Stretford Rd and visiting St...Read More »


A green map for East Bristol

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The Bristol Green Capital Neighbourhood Arts Project has funded a small team, to create a physical and online map of the green space in East Bristol, covering the St George and Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership areas.

This is part of a larger Neighbourhood Partnership project to improve access to...Read More »


Workshop - Pollinating insects

An opportunity from St George in Bloom . . .

St George in Bloom has been asked to invite up to 16 local residents from St George or representatives from communities within the St George area to participate in a DEFRA funded workshop day on Pollinating insects.

The workshop will be held...Read More »


The WI in St George

In this year of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute we are lucky enough to have two WI groups in St George and two more not far away in Hanham and Kingsway.  By clicking on the map you will be able to find the meeting times and locations of...Read More »


Bus changes announced

First Group has announced a series of changes to some of their bus routes. Routes affected include 6, 7, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 48. The changes are due to take affect on Sunday 23 August.

Information on the changes is on the First website.

A representative of First Group...Read More »


Neighbourhood Forum - 11 August

The next St George Neighbourhood Forum will be held on 11 August at Summerhill Methodist Church.

Full information at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/forum

...Read More »

Free training for community events

Do you organise an outdoor event in your community or would you like to?

Free training is available as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. The training helps Bristol residents put on well-run and sustainable events, and covers all aspects of planning an event.

More information...Read More »


Neighbourhood Officer Vacancy

Bristol City Council is seeking to recruit two full-time ‘Neighbourhood Officers’ to join the Council’s Neighbourhood Management Team.

Purpose of the role:
– Increase the impact of neighbourhood management for citizens and services within a neighbourhood area
– Improve community engagement within a neighbourhood area, enabling community information to sit at...Read More »


St Anne's Footbridge Update

St Anne’s Footbridge linking Crews Hole to the shopping area in St Anne’s has been closed since the beginning of June for major repairs, it will remain closed until the end of August.

The engineer for the project has given us the following update:

The works are progressing very well. The Crew’s...Read More »


Major Boost for Speedwell Community

St George Neighbourhood Partnership has agreed over £90,000 of funding to boost community facilities in the Meadow Vale area of Speedwell.

Rob Acton-Campbell, Chair of St George Neighbourhood Partnership, explained:  “Improving community facilities in the Meadow Vale area is one of the priorities for the Neighbourhood Partnership.  This latest financial boost...Read More »


You Said - We Did - May 2015

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.

Different speakers are invited to...Read More »


St George in Bloom Open Day 18th July

Take a tour of St George for a special St George in Bloom open day on Saturday July 18th 2015

Meet our community groups and see all the exciting work they have achieved!

  • St George Park,
  • Troopers Hill,
  • Kensington Road,
  • East Bristol Allotments Association,
  • Meadowvale Community Centre Speedwell.

Site locations and details can be seen in...Read More »


Explore St George's Green Spaces - July

A series of walks for 2015 in St George to highlight green spaces on your doorstep.

Our walks and events to inspire people to visit the wonderful green spaces in St George continue with two walks and a family day this month.

The walks are all free of charge and are...Read More »


Fundraiser Sought

St George Neighbourhood Partnership has recently awarded some funding to engage a Freelance Fundraising Consultant. The Consultant will work with Meadow Vale Community Association/Steering Group and Friends of Dundridge Park to secure match funding for the following local community projects:
– Meadowvale Community Centre
– Meadowvale Green Plan and
–...Read More »


Playing Out

Could your street open for play?

If you’ve ever wished your street and pavements could be safer spaces for children to play and adults to meet and talk, then Playing Out could help you. Playing Out is a not-for-profit organisation supporting anyone wanting to organise street play in their neighbourhood and...Read More »


Changing Church Road

If you use Church Road regularly you may have noticed a few changes appearing over recent months. This is thanks to the work of local volunteers who are part of Church Road Town Team, a small group which is dedicated to making the high street a destination. We...Read More »


Better Play in St George parks

One of the priorities in The St George Neighbourhood Plan is that St George should have good quality children’s play areas close to all residents.

The Partnership can work with Bristol Parks and other parts of the Council to help local residents who want to see their local play areas...Read More »


New Council Wards for St George from 2016

The Local Government Boundary Commission has now published its final conclusions on the revised ward boundaries for Bristol.

For St George in place of the current St George East and St George West wards with two Councillors each, there will be three wards – St George Central with two Councillors...Read More »


Election Results May 2015

Election Results for 7 May 2015


Council Seat for St George East

Fabian Breckels has been elected as a Councillor for the St George East Ward (one year term of office).

Electorate: 9,768
Turnout: 63.81%
Spoilt papers: 24

Fabian Guy Breckels (Labour and Co-operative Party): 2,052 elected
Nicholas John Coombes (Liberal...Read More »


St Anne's Footbridge to be Closed

The footbridge from Crews Hole to St Anne’s over the River Avon is to be closed for 12 weeks for deck replacement works.


Update 26th May

The closure of the bridge will start on Tuesday 2nd June.
The river path to Netham on the Crews Hole side of the river...Read More »


Youth Activities in St George and nearby

Here’s the programme of FREE youth sports in Hillfields and Speedwell from April to July.

Where they are:

Hillfields Youth Hub :  Hillfields Youth Centre, Thickett Avenue, Bristol BS16 4EH.  More details of what’s on offer at the Hub.

Meadowvale Playing Fields: Behind Meadow Vale...Read More »


River Avon Path - Work Begins

Part of the River Avon Path through Crews Hole has been closed to pedestrians and cyclists since the end of 2013 due to a collapsing wall.

Work has started today (13th April 2015) on repairs to the wall and if the works go to plan the path should be open by...Read More »


Crews Hole Speed Tables - Work Begins

After a number of delays, work is finally starting on the installation of speed tables at the junction of Crews Hole Rd & Butlers Close and outside Mama Bears nursery.

These works were suggested as part of the consultation on the one-way scheme that has now been dropped and there was...Read More »


Elections - 7th May 2015

A reminder that there are elections for a Member of Parliament for Bristol East and for a Councillor in both St George East and St George West wards on Thursday 7th May.

 

If you have not already done so, the deadline to register to vote is 20th April.  But, why...Read More »


Chelsea Fringe comes to St George

A small gem of a local garden will feature in the Chelsea Fringe festival.  We have received this message from its owner, Grenville Johnson.

“The award winning Victorian House Garden in St George, Bristol, will open its doors for the Chelsea Fringe Festival during May 2015.

My garden at 28 Kensington...Read More »


Money granted to local projects - Wednesday 25th March 2015

5 applications for funding were made from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund.  All were granted at the SGNP meeting of  25th March, 2015 by a majority vote of the Neighbourhood Committee, which consists of St George West and East councillors.

The following amounts granted, some subject to certain...Read More »


Ward Boundaries Review

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Following the recent consultation on the draft recommendations for changes to ward boundaries in Bristol (which closed in February); the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is now considering the responses received.

The Commission will publish its conclusions on 12th May (a few days after this year’s elections).

The new ward...Read More »


Easter Events and Activities in St George

Many local churches will join together on Good Friday, 3rd April, for an open air service at the top of Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve.  This is a local tradition that is over 40 years old.  There will be tea, coffee and hot cross buns at Summerhill Methodist Church...Read More »


20mph Goes Live

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The 20mph zone for the East area will come into effect today, Friday 27th March 2015.

The signs where the speed limit changes from 30 to 20mph will be uncovered and the new speed limits will then apply.

This zone covers those parts of St George that are not already covered by...Read More »


Activities for 8-13 year olds in St George

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Every Tuesday

Studio 5 Youth Night tonight at the Kingswood Estate! 6pm-8pm in Studio 5 & Westcott. Lots to do and get involved with, plus it’s free entry! Want to find out more? Check out the flyer or contact CYN on 0117 947 7948. Read More »


Improve road safety - join Speedwatch

Speed on local roads has been raised at a number of St George Neighbourhood Forums.  One way local residents can take action themselves is to take up the police offer of Speedwatch training.

Laura, Martin, Phyll and Susan have taken the training...Read More »


Avonvale Road

Bristol City Council proposes to make a Traffic Regulation Order to regulate stopping and waiting in the vicinity of the Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy.  This affects Avonvale Road in the St George West Ward, in addition to neighbouring roads in the Easton...Read More »


Lose that litter

This flytipping on Conham Rd was quickly removed thanks to a local resident making use of the easy to use form on www.bristol.gov.uk/flytipping. The form is very quick to complete. The waste is removed within 2 working days unless specialist removal or disposal is needed. Please join the...Read More »


RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show's 25th Anniversary benefits St George

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) recently launched a community street project to mark the 25th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  The project invited community groups to identify a community space that needed to be regenerated.

Grenville Johnson is chair of Kensington Road Residents Association and St George in...Read More »


Explore St George’s Green Spaces

A series of walks for 2015 in St George to highlight green spaces on your doorstep.

Supported by St George Neighbourhood Partnership Bristol Green Capital Fund

These walks aim to inspire and educate people about the green spaces in St George.

Leaflets with details will...Read More »


St George Community Fair - Saturday 7th March, 2015

Join us at the St George Community Fair.  It’s a great way to learn more about your neighbourhood and what it offers.

You may be surprised to find out how big your “Neighbourhood” is – from Pile Marsh to Magpie Bottom and Speedwell to Crews Hole.  Drop by the St George...Read More »


You Said - We Did - February 2015

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.

Different speakers are invited to...Read More »


St George is Buzzing

We first told you about Get Bristol Buzzing (#getbristolbuzzing for Twitter fans) in our article “Get St George Buzzing”.  On Monday, 9th February, members of St George community groups took part in the Greater Bristol Pollinators Summit.  This was attended by representatives of national and...Read More »


Get St George Buzzing

Exciting news from St George in Bloom

Let’s get St George Buzzing in 2015 during Green Capital year !

George in Bloom is delighted to announce that we are officially the first group in Bristol to have been given permission to use the new logo as part of...Read More »


20mph Implementation

The 20mph zone for the East area will come into effect on Friday 27th March 2015.

This zone covers those parts of St George that are not already covered by earlier schemes as well as parts of Easton and Lawrence Hill, Eastville, Hillfields & Frome Vale. More details on the roll...Read More »


Crash barrier repairs

Local residents in the Pile Marsh area will be very familiar with this sight on Fireclay Rd.

This collapsed crash barrier was reported to Bristol City Council 5 months ago.  Problems with crash barriers have also been found on Whitchurch Lane in Hartcliffe, Callington Rd in Brislington and St Phillips...Read More »


Green Capital grants for St George

In 2014 £10,000 was allocated to the St George Neighbourhood to allocate to local projects.  This was advertised with the decisions being made at the St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on 17th December, 2014.

It had been agreed by the Neighbourhood Partnership at their September meeting that any unallocated Green Capital...Read More »


Money granted to local projects - 17/12/2014

4 applications for funding were made from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund.  3 of these were granted at the SGNP meeting of  17th December, 2014 by a majority vote of the Neighbourhood Committee, which consists of St George West and East councillors.

The following amounts granted, some subject...Read More »


River Avon Path Update 4

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It is now almost 12 months since the River Avon Path through Crews Hole was closed to pedestrians and cyclists.

Unfortunately we still have no date for its reopening.


Update 25 March 2015:

Following the initial clearance work last month, we have now been told that the contractor...Read More »


Dundridge Park Swings Replaced

Work to replace the swings in Dundridge Park has now been completed.

As we reported here they were removed without notice earlier this year due to the frame having been found to be unsafe.

A number of people attended the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting in March to raise...Read More »


Proposed changes to Ward boundaries


The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is consulting on potential changes to Council Ward Boundaries in Bristol.

**** Consultation now closed ****

Their current proposal includes changing the ward boundaries within St George replacing the two current wards which have two Councillors each with the following Council...Read More »


Allotments Available & Potato Weekend

Earlier this year Bristol East Allotments Association (BEAA) celebrated 100 years of allotments in St George. The BEAA also played is part in St George in Bloom’s success in winning a Gold Pennant this year.

BEAA plot holders...Read More »


Christmas starts in St George

A chance to enjoy all things Christmassy in the St George Neighbourhood Partnership area.  Let us know about any events we’ve missed.

Saturday 29th November from 10am-5pm, fun along Church Rd for all the family.  See the poster for more details

The Toy Hunt starts at 2pm near Whites Launderette...Read More »


You Said - We Did - November 2014

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.

Different speakers are invited to...Read More »


Library consultation meeting

17 July 2015: Update from Bristol City Council


Bristol City Council is undertaking a consultation on ‘Libraries for the Future’.

Further information at: www.bristolfuturelibraries.co.uk

There will be a consultation meeting at St George Library on Thursday 27th November from 12noon to 2.00pm (doors open 11.45am).  The meeting is...Read More »


Fun activities during school holidays

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There are lots of local activities for the school holidays this week …

On Tuesday 28th October come to St George Park to build a bug hotel.

More outdoor activities on  Tuesday 28th and Thursday, 30th October at Netham Park.

On Friday 31st October, it’s time for a Halloween...Read More »


Traffic Schemes Update October 2014

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Here are the latest updates from Bristol City Council on the various traffic schemes planned for St George.


Update 27th November:
We understand that the work to the speed tables on Crews Hole Road is now not likely to take place until Spring 2015.


Crews Hole Road Speed Tables Read More »

Remembering Our Industrial Heritage

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St George and East Bristol in general are blessed with many green spaces where it is possible to escape the hustle & bustle of city life and to almost forget that you are only a few miles from the City Centre.

In the 1600s the area was part of the Kingswood...Read More »


Money Granted to Local Projects - 30/9/2014

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6 applications for funding were made from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund.  5 of these were granted at the SGNP meeting of  30th September, 2014 by a majority vote of the Neighbourhood Committee, which consists of St George West and East councillors.

The following amounts granted, some subject...Read More »


Grounds Maintenance Consultation

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A consultation is taking place that will help residents and local groups, through the Neighbourhood Partnership, to influence Bristol City Council’s new Grounds Maintenance Contract. The consultation has no closing date – the Parks service would like a continual dialogue with the Neighbourhood Partnership so that influencing and contract changes...Read More »


20mph Formal Consultation

Phase 4 inclusion map update June 2014 BLUE

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The formal consultation for the proposed rollout of the 20mph East area runs from Thursday 2nd until Friday 24th October 2014.

This consultation forms part of the Speed Limit Order (SLO) for the East area (parts of Easton and Lawrence Hill, Eastville, Hillfields, Frome Vale, St...Read More »


A third new Community noticeboard

Two mile hill noticeboard

Thanks to St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing funding the last of three planned, new, community noticeboards has now been installed on Two Mile Hill Rd, close to the shops on the corner of the Kingsway.

Our Neighbourhood Co-ordinator is talking with local shopkeepers to arrange points of contact for YOUR...Read More »


Gold for St George

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The RHS Britain in Bloom South West Awards ceremony was held on 18th September in Trowbridge and there was excellent news for St George.

St George in Bloom were entering the scheme for the first time in the ‘Town to City Pennant’ category and were delighted to come...Read More »


New Community Noticeboards

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Thanks to St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing funding two new community noticeboards are now in Church Rd outside Aldi and Maldowers Lane, outside the shops close to the junction with Meadow Vale.

Our Neighbourhood Co-ordinator is talking with local shopkeepers to arrange points of contact for YOUR posters to...Read More »


Crews Hole Rd Closure

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Crews Hole Road will be closed from tomorrow (Sat 16th August) for approximately 5 days.

Update Tues 19th August 4.15pm: Crews Hole Road has now reopened.

The closure is for Wessex Water to replace a large manhole cover in the middle of the road. This is emergency works so there has been...Read More »


What is the best use of £10,000 of Green Capital funding in St George?

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At the Forum on Tuesday 12th August 2014, there was a simple display about Bristol Green Capital 2015 funding, asking for ideas on how to use it.

You can see the detail of the display and the suggestions that people made here.

Do you have other ideas?  Please email your...Read More »


You Said - We Did - August 2014

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.

Different speakers are invited to...Read More »


St George Wildflower Meadows

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In March 2014 St George in Bloom were awarded money from the Wellbeing Fund to establish four wildflower meadows in St George at Plummers Hill Open Space, Furber Road Open Space, Dundridge Playing Fields and Netham House (in front of St George Pre-school).

The aim is to improve...Read More »


100 Years of Allotments in St George

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Bristol East Allotment Association (BEAA) was established exactly 100 years ago in 1914, just one week before WW1 was declared, partly in response to the need to produce food during the war.

Since then they have gone on to develop 7 sites throughout St George and run a well stocked...Read More »


St George Forum 12th August

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At the next St George Forum – 7pm on Tuesday 12th August at the Beehive Centre, Stretford Rd, BS5 7AW – there will be a chance to ask qustions about bus services in St George.

We hold a Forum every 3 months – they are open to all residents of St...Read More »


20mph Latest

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The 20mph zone over the river in Brislington & Knowle goes live today (11 July 2014) the area of St George not already covered by the earlier scheme will follow in the Autumn.

The Council’s 20mph website has now been updated with a new clearer map of the draft...Read More »


Graffiti gone from riverside wall

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YOU can make graffiti go away in YOUR neighbourhood.  You can report graffiti online via www.bristol.gov.uk/graffiti or make a phonecall to 0117 922 2100.

REMEMBER – do make a note of the call reference from the person you speak to or from your computer screen when you...Read More »


Money Granted to Local Projects - 24/6/2014

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5 applications for funding were made from  the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund.  These were granted at the SGNP meeting of  24th June, 2014 by a majority vote of the Neighbourhood Committee, which consists of St George West and East councillors.

The following amounts granted, some subject to certain...Read More »


Shaping the future of Church Road

As part of the ‘The High Street UK 2020 Project’ there will be a workshop on the future of Church Road from 6 to 9pm on 3rd July 2014.

The High Street UK 2020 project is being led by Manchester Metropolitan University alongside the Institute of Place Management and working with...Read More »


Park kiosk to re-open this week

Having been closed since January, the kiosk in St George Park will re-open this week.

In January the Council decided to stop running the kiosk themselves and put the operation out to tender. Following the completion of that process and the necessary paperwork the new lease...Read More »


Traffic Schemes Update June 14

At the Traffic & Transport sub-group meeting last night we were given at update on the various traffic schemes planned for St George.

Crews Hole Road Speed Humps
As reported previously there was no objection to the Traffic Order...Read More »


Music and other fun activities in St George this June

Arts at St Aidans are holding their “Summer Proms”.

 

Meadow Vale Community Association are holding a day of fun activities for 4-11 year olds.

Which will be swiftly followed by a free open air performance from the fabulously pink Ambling Band on the top of Troopers Hill Local Nature...Read More »


River Avon Path Update 3

We are sorry to say that there is still no date fixed for the reopening of the River Avon Path behind Bowland Stone in Crews Hole.

As reported here the path was closed at Christmas because of a wall that was in danger of collapse. Please do...Read More »


You Said - We Did - May 2014

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...Read More »


Election Results 2014


Results of yesterday’s by-election in St George West:

Milestone, Sue (Labour) – 1,141
Somers, Chloe Alice (Green) – 494
Lewis, David Thomas Harrison (Conservative) – 425
Potter, Tony (Liberal Democrat) – 387
Westhead, Jane Marjory (Independents for Bristol) – 354
Boyd, Tom (TUSAC) – 93

Turnout: 34.28%

Cllr Sue Milestone therefore joins...Read More »


Get involved with your park group

… or start your own!

The Friends of St George Park are holding their AGM on Monday 12th May 7pm at the Beehive Centre. This is an ideal chance to find out what they have been doing over the past year and their plans for the future.

Meanwhile a new park...Read More »


Crews Hole Road Speed Tables Update

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The formal consultation period for the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the proposed speed humps on Crews Hole Road has now closed.

There were no objections.

The Council Highways team will now progress detailed construction drawings and contract documents and it is hoped the work will be carried out in late July...Read More »


Neighbourhood Forum - 13 May

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The next St George Neighbourhood Forum will be held on Tuesday 13 May at Summerhill Methodist Church, Summerhill Road, starting at 7.00pm.

The forum gives the opportunity for residents from across the St George Neighbourhood Partnership area to ask questions of their local Councillors, and representatives of...Read More »


Election candidates announced


Candidates have been announced for the election on 22 May.

There is a by-election in St George West following the resignation of Peter Hammond.

The candidates for the vacant Councillor role for St George West are:
– Tom Boyd, Trade Unionists and Socialists...Read More »


Speed Watch - your opportunity to help your community

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Inappropriate speed of traffic is a real concern of many people living in St George and this is an issue that is frequently raised at St George Neighbourhood Fora.  Addressing traffic and transport issues is one of the...Read More »


By-Election - St George West 22nd May 2014

As reported by Cllr Ron Stone at the St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on 25th March, Cllr Peter Hammond is standing down as Councillor for St George West. This is due to Cllr Hammond moving away from Bristol.

At the meeting the Partnership expressed their thanks to Cllr Hammond...Read More »


St George Park Kiosk Update

The tender process for St George Park Kiosk has now closed.

The Council has received 9 applications to run the Kiosk for the next three years.

The applications will now be reviewed by the Council. Representatives from both Friends of St George Park and St George...Read More »


River Avon Path Update 2

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As reported here a section of the river path in Crews Hole has had to be closed due to a dangerous wall. Please do not try to use the closed section, there is an alternative route on the other side of the river (see below).


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Crews Hole Road Speed Tables

The formal consultation on the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the proposed speed tables in Crews Hole Road runs from Monday 31st March to Tuesday 22nd April 2014.

Full details of the proposed scheme can now be seen on the Council’s website via the link below:

TRO – Crew’s Hole Road...Read More »


Dundridge Park Swings

Concerns were raised at the Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting on 25th March 2014 about the removal of the swings in Dundridge Park and the lack of any information about what had happened to them.

We have now received the following update from the Parks Operations Manager (sorry it was not available at...Read More »


Money granted to local projects - 25/3/2014

4 applications for funding were made and the following amounts granted, some subject to certain conditions.

These are the projects and the amounts granted:

a) Church Rd Action Group – Church Rd Lamppost hanging baskets
£750 for two double basket hanging baskets and 1 single hanging baskets to be supplied, fitted and...Read More »


Crew's Hole Rd etc Update

At the Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting on 25 March, members of the Partnership were advised that the proposed one-way system for Crew’s Hole (Conham Rd section) is currently ‘on hold’ and the project is no longer being progressed. The Council had been considering various options for this section of road in...Read More »


Speedwell Fire Station - update

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Avon Fire and Rescue Service has published further information on their plans to close Speedwell Fire Station, and to provide services from Kingswood Fire Station instead.

Details of the plans are also be available at Hillfields, St George and Kingswood libraries.

Further information is also on...Read More »


Speedwell Fire Station

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In January Avon Fire & Rescue Service announced plans to build three new fire stations, a new Headquarters and redevelop an existing fire station under its ‘Investing for the future’ programme.  As part of these proposals, they announced that Speedwell Fire Station will...Read More »


Lodge Road & Ingleside Road

Our neighbours in the Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership have identified a scheme of waiting restrictions in the Charlton Road and Ingleside Road area as a local traffic management priority.

The St George Neighbourhood Partnership area borders the Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership area, with...Read More »


Avon Promenade

The Avon Promenade will be “an attractive, continuous walking and cycling route that extends from Keynsham to Hotwells which is free from traffic and follows some of the popular waterways of Bristol”.

This route will include the River Avon path through Crews Hole and the increased cycle use that is...Read More »


St George in Bloom Website

St George in Bloom will be officially launched at the St George Communtity Fair on Saturday 22nd March at St Aidan’s Church.

The group is aiming to showcase community achievements in St George & promote Horticultural excellence.

Ahead of the launch you can now...Read More »


Community Day, Thursday 20 Feb

Community Day
Thursday 20 February 2014
Meadow Vale Community Centre
3.00pm to 7.00pm

An event for the whole family to enjoy featuring performances, arts, sports, food, activities and youth services.

Tell us what you want in your area and check out our 3D model of the park, build your own...Read More »


You Said - We Did - February 2014

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...Read More »


Mayor's Question Time - 25 March

The next Mayor’s Question Time will be held on Tuesday 25 March at City Hall, College Green
7.30pm – 8.30pm (Doors 7pm)

A chance for residents to ask questions of Bristol’s elected mayor George Ferguson.

Free event, but booking is required.

Further information, and tickets available via the Council’s website at:
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St George Park Kiosk Tender

As reported here the Kiosk in St George Park closed temporarily at the end of January.

The Council is now seeking a new operator to run the kiosk in accordance with local needs and community activity. They are inviting tenders from providers in all sectors,...Read More »


River Avon Path Update

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As reported here a section of the river path in Crews Hole has had to be closed due to a dangerous wall.

The path is likely to remain closed until at least the end of March. This is for your own safety as the wall is in...Read More »


Fishing Permits for St George Park

Eastville Park Lake and St George Park Lake Fishing Permit Scheme

UPDATE JAN 2016:
Information on proposals for St George Park Lake and relocation of the fish can be found here.

As the fish are now being removed no further permits will be issued for St George Park. Permits will still...Read More »


St George Community Fair, Sat 22 March 2014

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St George Community Fair
Saturday 22 March
11.00am to 2.00pm
St Aidan with St George Church and Church Hall,
Fir Tree Lane / Nags Head Hill

Free Entry – Your local event

Discover what’s going on!
–  Learn Local History
–  Children & Youth Activities
–  Environmental GroupsRead More »


Dog Fouling Action

The level of dog fouling in St George is one of the issues most commonly raised at our Neighbourhood Forums. It is also one of the Partnership’s Priorities. Dog fouling is not only unpleasant it is a threat to public health.

The vast majority of dog...Read More »


Stibbs Hill and Hillside Road

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A formal consultation is being undertaken by Bristol City Council to change the location of the ‘no through road’ point in Stibbs Hill and to amend the parking restrictions near Air Balloon Hill Primary School in the Hillside Road area.

Hillside Road area
As part of the planning conditions associated with...Read More »


Walking for Health - St George

Did you know that St George has its own Walking for Health group – the St George Strollers?

Walking is a great way to improve both physical and mental health and the St George Strollers gives you the chance to join regular 2 or 3 mile walks with a friendly group...Read More »


Speedwell Fire Station to close

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has announced plans to close Speedwell Fire Station.

Further information on the AF&RS website.

...Read More »

Pavement Parking

Parking on Pavements has been identified as a Neighbourhood Working Priority by the Neighbourhood Partnership. On 6th December 2013, Neighbourhood Working Officers conducted an audit of the problem across the two wards of St George East and St George West with the following headline findings:
– In St George East:...Read More »


St George Park Kiosk

Bristol City Council has announced that the kiosk café in St George Park will be closed temporarily after this weekend (25th – 26th January). It is not yet known when it will reopen.

The Council says:

“St George Park kiosk is costing more money than it is currently generating and regrettably this...Read More »


Beaufort Rd / Crews Hole Schemes

As reported on this website, following consideration of comments received from members of the public to date and those raised at the various forum events, a decision was made at the Neighbourhood Partnership meeting on 10th December that the experimental traffic scheme is...Read More »


Next cycle ride for over-55s starts in St George

The next Silver Cyclists ride starts from the Beehive Centre, Stretford Rd, BS5 7AW at 10am on Tuesday, 4th February.

Silver Cyclists is a cycling project for people in Bristol who are over 55, and would like to get back on their bikes, get fit and meet new people.

More...Read More »


Enjoy St George's Night Skies

Friends of Troopers Hill and the Bristol Astronomical Society have joined forces for an evening of star gazing on Troopers Hill.

This is a free event, suitable for adults or families with children over 7 years old.

The date for this event will be fixed only 24 hours in...Read More »


Destination St George

Members of both St George and Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnerships have been in discussion with Destination Bristol about adding some of the highlights and hidden gems of our part of Bristol to the Visit Bristol website.

Currently http://visitbristol.co.uk/about-bristol/areas features ‘Clifton’ and ‘South Bristol’ amongst others, but does not...Read More »


St George in Bloom Update - Jan 2014

Following their meeting in December, the St George in Bloom group have submiited an application for a St George Wellbeing Grant to build on the sucess of the wildflower meadow planted in St George Park last year by extending this to four other sites in St George.

The group now...Read More »


January Newsletter from your local neighbourhood policing team

In this month’s newsletter: remember to register your Christmas gifts on Immobilise, beat statistics, beat news and the date of the next St George Neighbourhood Forum meeting.  Read your newsletter here.

...Read More »

Funding available for arts related projects

Creative Seed Fund

Creative Seed Fund Open for applications

The Creative Seed Fund supports Bristol based creative projects. It is an annual fund that has one application round each year. Individual projects can be awarded up to £3,000.

There are two strands to this fund:
1. Artist/Arts Organisation Development Strand
2. Community Arts Strand

Full guidelines...Read More »


River Avon Path

A section of the River Avon path in Crews Hole from the footbridge to Netham Lock (behind Bowland Stone) has been closed due to the risk of falling masonry from a wall above the path.


Latest Update – December 2014


Bristol City council were...Read More »

Money granted to local projects - 10/12/2013

Both applications made for funding from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership (SGNP) Wellbeing Fund were granted at the SGNP meeting of Tuesday 10th December.

The applications were for:

£300 – to part-fund a project called Paintpals until October 2014 which will involve the exchange of painted postcards between some of the elderly residents...Read More »


20mph Update

The informal consultation period for the roll out of the 20mph zone in most of St George closed on 2nd December 2013.

Most of St George is in phase 4 (of 6) in the city wide roll out of 20mph zones and is due to be implemented in Sept/Oct 2014. Areas...Read More »


Beaufort Road one way agreed

A decision has been made today on traffic proposals for the Crew’s Hole Road area and the Beaufort Road area.

It has been decided to:
Continue with the initial proposals but without the contentious elements including the following:
a. Segregated pedestrian and cycle route on Conham Rd
b. Segregated cycle route...Read More »


Crews Hole / Beaufort Rd Update

The options for progressing the proposed experimental traffic scheme for Crews Hole and Beaufort Rd will be discussed at the meeting of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership at 7pm on Tuesday 10th December at Summerhill Methodist Church.

The Neighbourhood Committee (the four St George Councillors) will be asked...Read More »


Planning enforcement and St George

The first newsletter has been produced by Bristol City Council’s planning enforcement team, describing what they do and give some examples of work that they have done.  While the case studies are mainly in the Clifton area they do give a flavour of issues that the team address.

A...Read More »


Bristol Budget Proposals and St George

How could the council budget proposals affect St George?

Just picking two pieces of information from the proposals, the public toilet outside St George Park would be closed but essential work such as litter picking and grass cutting would  take place in all parks and green spaces.

Is there a better way...Read More »


Beaufort Road area

One Way roadsign

The focus of the next Traffic and Transport subgroup meeting is to discuss the Beaufort Road / Crews Hole Road proposal.  In particular the Beaufort Road side, as we consulted the Crews Hole Road side on Wednesday 6th November.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th November 2013 at 7.00pm...Read More »


Crews Hole / Beaufort Rd One-way?

As described in earlier posts on this website, Bristol City Council have proposed a one-way scheme for Crews Hole and Beaufort Road to address various traffic issues in the area, many residents (particularly in Crews Hole) are strongly against this proposal, others support it. Some residents in Crews Hole have...Read More »


You Said - We Did - November 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...Read More »


St George on Twitter

A growing number of community organisations in St George (including St George NP) are sending out information and updates via Twitter.

The latest organisation to join is the Neighbourhood Police Team who can be followed using the twitter name @ASPStGeorge

You do not have to have a twitter account to be...Read More »


Using Empty Office Blocks for Housing

As well as the presentation about Playing Out at the November Forum we heard from Tony Crofts of Abolish Empty Office Buildings (AEOB).

AEOB has been set up in Bristol to counter the trend for office buildings to be kept vacant while ordinary working...Read More »


Start playing out in your street!

At the Neighbourhood Forum on 12th November we had a pesentation from Ellie Freeman about ‘Playing Out’.

Playing Out is a not-for-profit organisation set up by parents to activate street play across the UK. They give practical advice and support to anybody wanting to enable children to play out...Read More »


Meadow Vale Community Assoc Newsletter

The Meadow Vale Community Association has published their latest Newsletter.
You can read a copy here.

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St George in Bloom

Building on the success of local groups in this year’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Awards a group of local residents, led by Grenville Johnson of Kensington Road Residents Association, are suggesting running a ‘St George in Bloom’ competition next year and...Read More »


Crews Hole Meeting 6 Nov 2013

Many thanks to those who turned up to the meeting in Crews Hole about the proposed road scheme. Our apologies to those who couldn’t get in due to the limits on numbers for fire regulations. We had agreed at our September meeting (and with SCHAR)...Read More »


Crime Prevention Advice & Marking your property

The Police have announced details of events to register property (mobile phones, laptops, bikes etc) on Immobilise (the national property database). Local events are being held on Wednesday 13 November at Morrisons in Fishponds, and Saturday 16 November at Aldi on Church Road. The events will also provide...Read More »


20mph Roll Out

20mph

A draft proposal for the introduction of the 20mph zone in most of St George is available to view on the Council’s website (published on Monday 4th November 2013).

The proposals show which roads would be become 20mph and which would remain at 30mph. They can be seen at the link...Read More »


Concerns about Nibletts Hill and the surrounding area?

Improve your neighbourhood, come and talk to council officers and others about issues that concern you.

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Crews Hole Rd / Beaufort Rd Update

The Neighbourhood Partnership Co-ordinator and our Councillors have received a lot of feedback about the proposed experimental traffic scheme for Crews Hole Road and Beaufort Road.

The scheme currently proposed can be seen here:
Crews Hole Rd Beaufort Rd Experimental Scheme – Full details
Text SummarySimplified...Read More »


Blooming successes for St George and a funding opportunity

Representatives of volunteer groups from across Bristol who had taken part in this year’s South West in Bloom and the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” scheme were invited to the Mansion House this Monday to receive their awards from the Lord Mayor.  St George was represented by Friends of St George Park,

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Extra Meeting

St George Neighbourhood Partnership

Public Meeting

To discuss the Crews Hole Road / Beaufort Rd traffic schemes

Date: Wednesday November 6th 2013
Time: 7pm
Venue: Woodwise Academy, Crews Hole Rd BS5 8BB

A chance to view the proposed changes, listen to the reasons behind the...Read More »


New parking restrictions proposed

at any time

The Council is proposing introducing new parking restrictions on a number of roads in the St George West Ward. The proposals are:

To introduce new waiting arrangements, revise existing waiting and loading arrangements and maintain other existing waiting arrangements without change for vehicles in the following roads; Albert Grove, Albert Grove...Read More »


Retro entertainment at St Aidans - Saturday, 9th November

For more information about ticket prices, location, accessibility and so on, visit http://www.staidansbristol.co.uk/arts-at-st-aidans/

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Neighbourhood Forum, 12 November

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The next St George Neighbourhood Forum is being held on Tuesday 12th November.

Topics to be discussed include updates from the Police and Bristol City Council, presentation from “Playing Out” and presentation from “Abolish Empty Office Blocks

The Forum is being held at Summerhill Methodist Church,...Read More »


More on Crews Hole Rd / Beaufort Rd

The proposed scheme for the Crews Hole Rd and Beaufort Rd areas has received a lot of publicity over the last few days and we have received a lot of hits on this website.

The plans can be seen at St George Library until the end of...Read More »


Dundridge Park Trees

As part of the new Bristol Tree Pips project a new tree planting plan for Dundridge Park is to be drawn up over the next 12 months. There will then be a tree planting event in the park next winter.

The Tree Pips project is part of the Mayor’s plan to...Read More »


Give Your Street a Voice

As part of a scheme being rolled out across the City, St George Neighbourhood Partnership are now looking for volunteers to act as ‘Street Reps’ for their local area.

A well cared for and looked after street or area is less likely to experience crime or disorder. Littering and graffiti will...Read More »


Crews Hole / Beaufort Rd Scheme

The latest proposals for the experimental traffic scheme for the Crews Hole Rd/ Beaufort Rd area can be seen via the link below.

Crews Hole Rd Beaufort Rd Experimental Scheme

Note this is a large pdf file (3.9MB).

If you have difficulty reading the map this summary in words may help.

A formal...Read More »


Fun for children in Speedwell

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St George Traffic Issues

20plenty

Traffic & Transport seem to be the big issues in St George at the moment. There are two schemes due to be implemented next year which will be the subject of consultation and discussion over the next few months – the roll out of the 20mph zone and the traffic...Read More »


Footpath Cleared

St George Neighbourhood Partnership has recognised Public Rights of Ways as one of it’s priority areas.

Church Lane was reported at a recent St George Community Forum as being obstructed and  impassable.  The lane is a narrow public footpath from the junction of Park Crescent, Foxcroft...Read More »


Proposed Traffic Schemes for St George

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As you may have seen in the press or heard on BBC Radio Bristol there are proposals to introduce a traffic scheme for Conham Rd/Crews Hole Road/Blackswarth Rd and Beaufort Road/The Avenue in St George. It is intended that the scheme will be implemented in...Read More »


Awards for St George community groups - It's Your Neighbourhood 2013

At today’s awards ceremony at Truro for RHS South West in Bloom Friends of St George Park, Friends of Troopers Hill and Kensington Rd Residents Association all received awards under the It’s Your Neighbourhood...Read More »


Have your say on the future of Speedwell's Meadow Vale Community Centre BS5 7RF

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Police Newsletter

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The latest Newsletter from Avon & Somerset Police for the St George area is now available for download.

 

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Money granted to local projects - 17/9/2013

All 4 applications made for funding from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund were granted tonight.

They were:

£1,400 to the 159th Brunel Scouts to improve parking on their site on Fir Tree Lane and prevent cars going beyond the parking area.  They will also install improved fencing to prevent dog fouling...Read More »


Looking for transport related projects to fund

Can you think of a project that would encourage sustainable travel in St George?

Bristol’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) as part of its Active Neighbourhoods Programme is looking for projects to fund.  Grants available £500 to a maximum contribution of £3,000, and projects must be completed by April 2015.

Sustainable travel...Read More »


Meadow Vale Community Association Newsletter & Disco

News from Meadow Vale Community Association …

– MVCA has published their latest Newsletter.
   You can download a copy here [.jpg]

– MVCA is holding a Children’s Disco on Saturday 12 October.
   Further information here [.jpg]

Read all our past news...Read More »


Solar Cinema in St George Park

Solar

Free Solar-Powered Outdoor Cinema in St George Park – 8pm on Saturday 7th September.

Bring a picnic, a blanket, friends and family and wrap up warm for a night of entertainment under the stars watching free screenings of fun and family-friendly short films.

The St George event is the first of...Read More »


You Said - We Did - August 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...Read More »


Next St George Neighbourhood Forum meeting - Tuesday, 20th August, 2013

Come and find out what has been done about the issues you or your neighbours raised at the last meeting.
www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/yousaidwedid.

Find out more about the roll out of 20 mph zones. Tell us how we can improve YOUR neighbourhood.

Speak to Council officers or the Police about problems in...Read More »


George visits St George

Last Thursday, 8th August, the four St George Councillors and the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Chair hosted Mayor George Ferguson on a tour of St George.

Thank you to every one you took time out of their day to meet us and talk to the Mayor about some of the great...Read More »


You Make Bristol

The M-Shed is updating its display about the people who make Bristol the City that it is today.

“Bristol people of all backgrounds have contributed and continue to contribute in a variety of ways to the city through their everyday lives or special activities and have remained unrecognised.”

They would like to...Read More »


New opportunities, in St George, for 16-18 year olds

 

Didac are an Ofsted Grade 1 Provider, based in Crews Hole, Bristol, delivering specialist industry training to the furniture and wood sector since 1997. We have worked with the Kingswood Partnership/Work2Learn over the past couple of years with good results and thought our new fully-funded programme may be of...Read More »


Find out more about the 20mph rollout

As well the chance to hear more about the 20mph rollout at the next St George Neighbourhood Forum www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/forum-meeting-20th-august/ there will also be displays in local libraries.

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Improve your opportunities for employment

Well done Crofts End Church – earlier this year they asked for a St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing grant to improve the layout of their computers so people could search for job vacancies online, update CVs and access the benefits systems. £750 was granted at the end of June to...Read More »


Blue Green Algae, St George Park

ST GEORGE PARK LAKE

The park lake waters have recently tested positive by the Environment Agency for high levels of potentially toxic Blue Green algae
  • These algae may cause illness in humans and animals, including pets.
  • Keep away from the waters edge
  • Keep pets away from the waters edge
  • Do not...Read More »

St George Police Newsletter - June/July 2013

Advice on preventing burglaries, latest about the theft of catalytic converters plus the date of the next Beat surgery in a mobile police station at Kingsway Shopping Precinct. You can also read the latest crime statistics of this year versus last year.

St George beat newsletter – June/July

See you...Read More »


Drop in sessions at St George Library starting in September

Can’t make it to a Forum meeting or don’t want to wait that long to talk face to face with someone from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership?

From September drop-in sessions will be available on the first Monday of every month 10am – 1pm to 2pm-7pm St George Library.

We are...Read More »


20mph Zones for St George

UPDATE 2 AUG 2013:

The introduction of the 20mph zone will now be discussed at the Neighbourhood Forum on 20th August.

The planned extra meeting of the Traffic and Transport sub-group on Weds 7th Aug is cancelled.

This will be a consultation on the roll out of 20mph zones across...Read More »


Youth Activities at Hillfields Youth Hub

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Free fun for under 5's in St George Park - Thursday 4th July

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Two grants, 1 closing date - 22nd July 2013

Do you have a good idea  that would make life better for people living in St George?

If you are part of a group there are two local grant schemes, one offering up to £5,000, the other £2,500.  The closing date for applications for this current round of both schemes is...Read More »


Stibbs Hill Community Allotment Project

A community gardening project has started at the allotments behind the houses on Stibbs Hill, Air Balloon Rd & Hillside Rd. The aim of the project is to create a community space for anyone from the local area and beyond to come and learn about growing organic food.

Four allotment plots...Read More »


Activities for 11-19 year olds

Streetgames Bristol are putting on outdoor community sports activities in St George throughout the summer starting next week. There will be sessions on Tuesday evenings at St George Park (6.15 -8.00) and on Thursday afternoons at Meadow Vale (4.30 – 5.45).

There are also sesssions nearby at East Park Open Space...Read More »


Come to the fayre at Meadow Vale, Saturday 27th July, 2013

Come to Meadow Vale Community Association’s Summer Fayre, on Saturday 27th July at Meadow Vale Community Centre, Meadow Vale, Speedwell, BS5 7RF. The event is funded by the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund.  At the Fayre you’ll also be able to find out more about proposals for...Read More »


Time to think about grant applications

Do you have a good idea for a project that would benefit St George and the people living there?  The next closing date for applications for grants from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund is Monday, 22nd July.

Application forms and guidance notes are on www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/grants/apply/

The Well Being Sub-Group...Read More »


Money granted to local projects - 25/6/2013

All 4 applications made for funding from the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund were granted tonight.

They were:

£520 to WASP estate improvements committee.   This will pay for up to 12 coffee mornings and 4 day trips. These activities are aimed at the disabled and disadvantage residents in the area bounded...Read More »


AGM

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Partnership was held on 25th June.

Rob Acton-Campbell was appointed as Chair.  Cllr Fabian Breckels re-appointed as Vice Chair of the Partnership, and Cllr Ron Stone re-appointed as Chair of the Neighbourhood Committee.

The meeting discussed the Council review in to the workings of...Read More »


'Phone a friend' scheme for vulnerable people

A message from Avon & Somerset Police …

‘Phone a friend’ scheme run by Royal Voluntary Service

The Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) is joining forces with Avon and Somerset police to offer more support to vulnerable people living in our communities.

Royal Voluntary Service ‘Telephone Befriending’ offers a friendly, caring voice at...Read More »


Kingsway Shopping Precinct Make Over

Members of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership, Environment Sub-Group have been championing a project which will enhance Kingsway Shopping Precinct.

The brief to Denise James, Neighbourhood Engagement Officer was that the area was in need of floral enhancements and some TLC. Unfortunately the hard land scape area...Read More »


Strawberry Tea - Wed 21 August

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Strawberry Tea
at St George Community Centre
Wednesday 21st August 2013
1.30pm to 4.00pm
Church Road, St George, Bristol BS5 8AA

Join LinkAge for a Strawberry Tea for the over-55s
Refreshments and Taster Activity Sessions including
One-Life Sing-a-long and Ping Pong (table tennis)

Entrance fee: £2.50Read More »


Consultation on Byelaws for Parks

Bristol City Council and Safer Bristol are consulting on potential new byelaws for parks and green spaces across Bristol.

Byelaws are local laws which are made by a statutory body, such as a local authority, under an enabling power established by an Act of Parliament. Bristol City Council, in partnership with...Read More »


Open Letter to the Mayor about youth provision in St George

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Open Letter to the Mayor from St George Neighbourhood Partnership …

Youth Provision in St George

St George Neighbourhood Partnership (N.P) is angered at the significant reduction in youth provision within the St George Neighbourhood Partnership area, and the impact that this will have on young people living in St George.

Kingsway Youth...Read More »


Environment Sub-Group Meeting

The next Environment Sub-Group meeting is on Thursday (6th June).

The agenda for the meeting can be seen here.

The meeting is open to anyone in St George and we would particularly welcome anyone with ideas for improving their local green space.

One of the most important roles of the sub-group...Read More »


You Said - We Did - May 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...Read More »


Police Newsletter for St George

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The May edition of the Police Newsletter for the St George area is now available. You can download it here [.pdf]

Topics in this edition include:
–   increased risk of burglary during summer months
–   registering your property/valuables on immobilise.com
–   Beat surgery on Saturday 8th June (Kingsway shopping precinct)
–   crime statistics
–   theft of...Read More »


Meeting to discuss Kingsway Youth Centre and youth provision in St George

exterior of Kingsway Youth Centre - click for larger image

Thursday 30th May, 7.00pm, Summerhill Methodist Church

A meeting has been called by St George Neighbourhood Partnership to discuss the future of the Kingsway Youth Centre and to influence the delivery of the new Youth Links contract in the St George NP area.

Bristol City Council contracted out their youth...Read More »


Enjoy Troopers Hill on Sunday

Troopers Hill is looking fantastic at the moment with the yellow of the broom and the white of the hawthorn May blossom in full bloom.

There are two events on Troopers Hill on Sunday (26th May) which will give you a chance to find out more about the importance of...Read More »


Local History Exhibition

Local History Exhibition
St Ambrose Church
Saturday 29th June, 2pm-5pm

The Barton Hill History Group (BHHG) celebrate their 30th birthday this year.  Many local residents will have books or DVDs produced by the group on their bookshelves.

BHHG are currently working on a book about the...Read More »


Troopers Hill Rd / Crews Hole Rd

The chimney at the bottom of Troopers Hill Road is in need of urgent maintenance and this will be carried out starting next week. The work is being managed by Bristol City Council and follows recent inspections of the chimney. It was hoped to do it earlier in the year,...Read More »


Activities for over 55's in St George - June-August 2013

LinkAge have just published a booklet listing many great activities available in the St George and Whitehall area for people aged over 55.  Read more here about things to do ranging from line dancing to computer courses.