Last Monday we held the final meeting of the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership. Bristol’s Neighbourhood Partnerships are having to be wound up due to the brutal cuts being imposed on the City Council by the Conservative government. The Neighbourhood Partnership has achieved much over the course of its existence, and it is sad to see it go.

As our Neighbourhood Partnership has been so successful and valued by the community we have agreed, on a cross-party and apolitical basis, to try and continue with an organisation of some form (although without the Council funding). This is provisionally being called the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Community Partnership, and had its first meeting last Monday right after the final Neighbourhood Partnership one. The new organisation has come out of consultation, which took place earlier in the year, on what the community wants for the future organisation.

You can find out more about what we are planning for the future here: If you’d like to get involved please email me or the Partnership: cllr.tom.brook[at] or info[at]

The next meeting of the Community Partnership will be on Wednesday 19th July, 7-9pm at the Bishopston Library, Gloucester Road. Hopefully see you there!

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