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’re bringing together councillors, community groups, Neighbourhood Partnership members, active citizens, and voluntary sector organisations to discuss this.

How to get involved  

Key dates 

5 April: Citywide networking event

We’ll be getting together across the city to share information and develop ideas (pdf, 18k) (opens new window) . This is a public event and all are welcome.

7 April: Deadline for responses 

We’ll use the responses to initial discussion paper about options for CIL/s106 and Neighbourhood Budget to come up with options for the formal consultation in May. 

30 April: Proposals and ‘asks’ 

Neighbourhood/place-based communities can tell us where they want to be by 31 March 2018 and what help they need. 

Week beginning 15 May: Formal consultation starts

We’ll be consulting on options for: 

  • formal decision making
  • local portion of CIL
  • s106
  • neighbourhood budget

Saturday 20 May: Citywide networking event

This is a public event and all are welcome.

The Neighbourhood Partnership transition timeline (pdf, 107k) (opens new window)  lists some of the main milestones in this process. 

Share your ideas

We support local people to get together and decide: 

  • what’s best for where you live
  • how we can inspire many more people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved

We invite you to share any ideas, skills, or knowledge that would help others.

You can find out what is happening in your area by going to the webpage for the area. You’ll also find contact details for officers working in your neighbourhood who can tell you more.

We’ll post your ideas and offers of support on the Neighbourhood Partnerships pages.

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

If you have difficulty accessing the report email: