Changes in Neighbourhood Partnerships

What's changing with Neighbourhood Partnerships, Neighbourhood Forums, 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 and their Neighbourhood Forums.

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

Future funding for community spaces, small grants for local projects and how the community infrastructure levy (CIL) will be used was part of the Your Neighbourhood consultation.

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) .

One request from community groups was for a list of accessible meeting venues. This is now available.

See the list off accessible venues on the Voscur website.

If you want to find out what's happening next in terms of community-led arrangements in place of the Neighbourhood Partnership in your area go to your former Neighbourhood Partnership page.

Neighbourhood Forums

Neighbourhood Forums were public meetings where residents could come to meet with each other, Councillors, Council and Police officers. 

No future meetings are planned as Council support for Neighbourhood Partnerships is coming to an end.

If you want to find out what's happening next in terms of community-led arrangements in place of the Neighbourhood Forum in your area go to your former Neighbourhood Partnership page.