Changes in Neighbourhood Partnerships

What's changing with Neighbourhood Partnerships, and how you can get involved and share your ideas.

Because of significant financial pressures, we can’t continue with the same level of support we’ve been giving to the Neighbourhood Partnerships.

We need to reduce the Neighbourhood Partnership budget by about half in 2017, and remove it altogether by 31 March 2019. 

We want to continue working with communities across Bristol. We need to think about how we:

  • keep up and build on the experience, knowledge and community action that already exists 
  • make local decisions in the future

We brought together councillors, community groups, Neighbourhood Partnership members, active citizens, and voluntary sector organisations to discuss this.

A summary of the key support requests and offers from the council and a range of partners is in our building strong communities document (pdf, 192k) (opens new window) .

Consultation

You now have another opportunity to comment on proposals for support for community led neighbourhood organisations and local decision making.

This is part of the 'Your Neighbourhood' consultation that runs until 5 September 2017.

Take part in the survey

If you want to find out what's happening in your area go to your Neighbourhood Partnership page.

Locality conference

Lots of ideas were shared at the Locality conference, thinking about community based solutions for Bristol,  held on 4 February 2017. Here is the Locality report (pdf, 6.9MB) (opens new window) from the day.