What we're doing to improve high streets in Bristol.
What we've done
In July 2021, Bristol secured £4.725 million of funding to help Bristol’s high streets and the city centre recover from the impact of COVID-19 and to help get more people visiting and using these places.
To understand what improvements are needed and what events and activities people would like to see in each of the priority areas we’ve been working with:
- community groups
- culture and events organisations
We collected feedback between September 2021 and March 2022 through online surveys, focus groups, creative workshops and on-street engagement.
What you said
We’ve produced documents about what people said about the city centre and priority high streets which:
- summarise key findings from the high street engagement
- say what we are doing or propose to do in each area
See what people have said about:
- pdf City Centre (393 KB)
- pdf Brislington (Brislington Hill and Bristol Hill) (380 KB)
- pdf Church Road, St George (600 KB)
- pdf East Street, Bedminster (540 KB)
- pdf Filton Avenue (498 KB)
- pdf Filwood Broadway (375 KB)
- pdf Shirehampton High Street (474 KB)
- pdf Stapleton Road (476 KB)
- pdf Stockwood (Hollway Road and Stockwood Road) (343 KB)
- pdf Two Mile Hill (592 KB)
What we're doing
Activities are already underway, including:
- Vacant Commercial Property Grants
- support for businesses through our Business Development Officers
- a programme of culture activity, events and markets for the City Centre, which started in October 2021
- development of a programme of culture and event activities for the other priority high streets, working with Bristol-based organisations with experience working with the community to deliver culture and events
We will be prioritising feedback into what can be delivered with the current funding and what will need longer term investment.
We're working on plans to improve each of the priority areas. Examples include:
- bins and recycling facilities
- pocket parks
The aim is to deliver these improvements by Autumn 2023.