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A New Start

StGNP-logoAs 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 with the following priorities:

• To speak up for the whole of St George to ensure we get our share of any future funding;

• Give the area an identity and promote it as a wonderful place to live and work;

• Promote networking and exchange of information between community groups, Councillors, the Police & others;

• Continue to manage this website, our Facebook and Twitter feeds and to support community notice boards.

• Act as a community of community groups;

At a meeting last week we discussed this further and agreed a proposal for the structure of a new community led organisation that we hope will be able to achieve the above and build on the work of the existing partnership.

We envisage a group whose membership will be open to anyone who lives or works in St George or who has an interest in the area. There would be an elected committee and sub-groups to look at issues in more detail or to run specific projects.

The group would be independent of the Council but work collaboratively with Councillors and Council officers to bring about improvements in St George.

There would be open meetings for all members, committee meetings and sub-group/task group meetings. Public meetings could be arranged as necessary to discuss particular issues and/or promote proposed projects.

We are suggesting that the new group should be called the St George Community Partnership.

These proposals will be discussed at the next meeting of the Neighbourhood Partnership on Wed 29th March 2017 where members will be asked if they would like to join an interim committee to start the new group.

There are more details of our proposals in the notes of the workshops held on 8th & 16th February which can be seen via the links below.

Notes of workshop on 16th February 2017

Notes of workshop on 8th February 2017

If you have any comments on our proposals or would like to get involved with the new St George Community Partnership, please contact us.

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 to make a decision on the scheme following discussions by the whole Partnership. The options they are being asked to consider can be seen in the report from the Traffic and Transport Sub-Group which is item 9 on the agenda and can be seen here.

A link to the agenda and all papers for the meeting can be seen at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings

Due to the high level of interest in the traffic scheme we have agreed to change the running order of the meeting so that item 9 will be considered after item 5 at around 7.30pm.

Some public statements have been submitted to the meeting, and they are available here

The meeting is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend, but it is not a public forum. Anyone who has submitted a statement will have the opportunity to speak about their statement and there may be an opportunity for a few questions or statements to be taken from the floor but this will be limited due to time constraints.

In making their decision the Councillors will have considered all the feedback received on the scheme by email, comments cards at the library and at earlier meetings.

You can see details about the scheme in earlier postings on this website via www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/tag/crews-hole/ where they will appear below this one.

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Walkabout nov 2013

St George Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting Rescheduled

The St George Neighbourhood Partnership meeting scheduled for 26 March had to be postponed because only one of the four St George Councillors (Ron Stone) was present. The rules say that in order for both the Partnership and Committee parts of the meeting to be quorate at least two Councillors need to be present. The Council are now going to try and arrange an alternative date.

Unfortunately this means that the groups that applied for wellbeing grants will have to wait a little longer for a decision. It also means that the planned discussion about youth provision in St George has to wait for another day.

The agenda and papers for the meeting which will also apply for the re-arranged date can be seen here.

We will post the revised date on our Meetings Page and on our facebook page & twitter.

Update 30 March 2013:
There is a report on the postponed meeting, highlighting the delay to the allocation of wellbeing funds, in the Weekend edition of ‘The Post’ which can be seen here.

Update 3 April 2013:
The revised date for the meeting is Tuesday 16 April 2013. The updated agenda is available here, and the full papers for the meeting here.

Our Partnership – Last Chance to Have Your Say

St George NP

The Council’s review of Neighbourhood Partnerships moves into the next phase next week where they look at all the feedback they have received and start to consider what changes need to be made.

This means that this weekend is your last chance to have your say as part of the review.

Full details are on the Council website here:

Neighbourhood Partnership review and consultation

The online questionaire is open until Monday (1st April) at www.bristol.gov.uk/npask

Please take this chance to make your views known.

Neighbourhood Partnership Review

Would you like the chance to put your views about Neighbourhood Partnerships in more detail?

As part of the city-view review of Neighbourhood Partnerships

a meeting has been arranged for residents of East Bristol to discuss this collectively.

Wednesday 20th March
7.00pm to 9.00pm
Crofts End Church, 1 Crofts End Road (off Brook Road), BS5 [map]

For further information please contact Abdulrazak Dahir (903 6409) or Denis Wise (903 6443)

Plus, don’t forget to complete the on-line survey…

You Said – We Did – February 2013

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

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

You said – We Did – November 2012 – February 2013

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

Street Scene Enforcement Activity

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

YOU Said

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

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

 

You Said – We Did – February 2013

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

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

You said – We Did – November 2012 – February 2013

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

Street Scene Enforcement Activity

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

YOU Said

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

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

 

Latest police St George beat newsletter – February 2013

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

Read more here.

 

Make your Neighbourhood Partnership work better for YOU

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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