This Community Partnership is for the neighbourhoods within and around the wards of Bishopston & Ashley Down, Cotham and Redland (‘our area’).
John Mayne and Jo Corke have been involved on behalf of FoSAP from the beginning of this venture and FoSAP is registered as a founder member of the BCRCP.
Some background if you are new to the area: The community partnership evolved out of the previous Neighbourhood Partnership organisation, funding for which was cut by the council administration. The Bristol NPs were about devolving council power back to residents for very local issues like pavement repair and cleaning, parks, trees and road safety. Each year we had approximately £30,000 to grant to successful applicants young and old for improving the environment like trees, parks, waste, recycling and traffic. That funding is now withdrawn except for a small fund for councillors to support meetings
Aims of the BCRCP: The aims are to encourage and promote community spirit and cohesion, and the involvement of local people in community affairs;
seek to safeguard and improve the social, physical and cultural character of our area;
help people in our area to have a greater influence on decisions affecting their lives;
support local community groups, institutions and businesses to contribute positively to the quality of life in our area.
The AGM in 2018 agreed proposed constitution for the new Community Partnership
The Bristol City Council consultation on the Removal of remaining funding supporting neighbourhood action ended in Dec 2017. The BCR CP Steering Group responded to the consultation saying that it was another blow to local community action and empowerment. You can find out more about the way it is now allocated at Funding for local projects on the Bristol City Council website.
You can find out more and sign up for the BCRCP newsletter on the website.
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