Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

What's happening in your community and how you can get involved.

Across Bristol people are getting together to take action on issues that interest them. We are helping people share ideas, talents, skills and passions to make a difference to where they live.

How we can help you

See our pdf Community Development core offer (566 KB)  for how we can help you work with your local neighbourhood and other community organisations.

Find out more

Find out where we are working and who your local community development officers are on our digital map.

Hear about our residents great ideas, fun new projects and community groups on our Community Development Facebook page.

Read about local people doing amazing things in:

Find out what people are doing in their neighbourhoods:

Welcoming Spaces

A Welcoming Space is a place where people can keep warm, socialise with others and access support.

Look at our map to see where your closest Welcoming Space is.

Mayor conversation with Community Workers

The Mayor has been holding regular conversations with community workers in the city.

These meetings are to:

  • share local intelligence and strategic information in communities and neighbourhoods across the city
  • allow community workers to influence and shape policy decisions affecting the city
  • give community community workers the opportunity to network with other community workers

If you would like to attend or would like to be on our regular mailing list contact communitydevelopment@bristol.gov.uk

People Power 2023

Over the last year the Community Development team have supported a group of local people and community champions.

They have been able to connect, creating a welcoming co-produced space where they talked about the theme of power, storytelling, and shared asset-based community development tools.

They co-produced a city-wide event to share citizen stories of community action, aiming to elevate unheard voices and create a conversation to discuss ‘what is individual and collective power?

Find out about the project and listen and read all the stories here People Power Project - Can Do Bristol.

Learning Circles: help to develop your practice

A Learning Circle is a co-produced, self-organised space where you can come together. This is used to explore opportunities to support more citizen-led social action in your work or neighbourhood.

See our  pdf Learning Circles sheet (106 KB) to learn more and how to get involved.

Community tools

We've developed some creative ways to start a conversation in your community.

Community events

We regularly run a one day introduction to Asset Based Community Development workshop called 'Connecting in Neighbourhoods'.

It's full of tools and ideas, and gives you a chance to share experiences around building connections and taking action on the things you care about where you live.

The workshops are free and can be booked through Eventbrite:

Meet others in your community and get involved with decision making in your area

Communities Service Annual Report

Read our  pdf Communities Service Annual Report 2022 - 2023 (5.22 MB)  for some of the highlights of working with Bristol's vibrant, diverse and hard working communities in 2022 - 2023.

Community films

Here are some amazing things that people are doing across the city. What could you do in your neighbourhood?

Welcoming Spaces

Forum Theatre (Knowle West and Lawrence Weston)

Forum Theatre (St Pauls and Hartcliffe)