Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership

Get involved with decision making at a local level in Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston.

The Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership brings together the four village communities of Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, North Sea Mills/Coombe Dingle and Shirehampton to help make improvements to the area.

We listen to residents to identify and address local problems and help them make their neighbourhoods better.

New partnership area

We've had new ward boundaries since 5 May 2016. Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston is now a single ward with three elected councillors. The area of Sea Mills south of Sylvan Way is now in Stoke Bishop Ward.


Map of the area covered by Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership.

Our plan for 2015 to 2018

Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership plan 2015 to 2018 (pdf, 1MB) (opens new window)

The partnership has set these priorities based on issues that residents have told us are important to them.

Updates to the Neighbourhood Partnership Plans are available in the papers for NP meetings.

Activities for families, younger and older people

We'll fund activities for families, younger people and older people through our Wellbeing Fund

Well-kept streets and good parks and open spaces


  • work with residents to develop a campaign to reduce littering and dog fouling
  • reduce fly-tipping
  • increase wildlife-friendly planting and growing in public places
  • continue improving parks and open spaces
  • improve access to parks for disabled people and families with pushchairs
  • work with Avonmouth residents to improve air quality, noise and smells

Community buildings and facilities 

We’ll support:

  • residents groups to improve community facilities
  • the development of quality library facilities
  • the development of the Lawrence Weston Hub

Housing, planning and major projects


  • increase residents' influence on the development of the port and industrial area
  • support the setting up of resident-led planning groups 

Traffic and transport


  • reduce the impact of HGV traffic and parking
  • increase residents' influence on public transport
  • influence the introduction of a Henbury Loop service
  • reduce problem parking
  • make improvements to highways within NP budgets

Crime and community safety


  • reduce the sale and use of drugs
  • work with the police to reduce anti-social behaviour
  • raise awareness of domestic abuse and support services for victims
  • report on hate crime and explore effective ways of reducing it

Employment, training and economic development


  • explore ways to support high streets to thrive
  • support skills which help residents into work

Active citizenship: including everyone and bringing the community together


  • support residents to set up local events
  • improve how the NP communicates and supports better communication across our neighbourhood
  • support the development of an Avonmouth Community Plan
  • increase the number of residents from all parts of the community, influencing decisions and shaping the neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Partnership meetings

We hold public meetings to make decisions. Anyone can go to a meeting and make a statement.

You can see when our next meetings are and look at agendas and minutes from meetings.

Neighbourhood Forum meetings

Our Neighbourhood Forums are public meetings that cover the ward you live in. They take place four times a year. You can:

  • raise concerns you have
  • find out what’s happening in your community
  • meet local officers or your ward councillors and help influence decisions made by the Neighbourhood Partnership


Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership is made up of:

  • the three elected ward councillors
  • resident representatives from each of the neighbourhood areas - Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton and North Sea Mills and Coombe Dingle

Full list of members of Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Neighbourhood Partnership.

Highway budget for Neighbourhood Partnerships

Council funding is given to Neighbourhood Partnerships for local traffic schemes.

The  Traffic Choices website is a resource developed to help partnerships spend their money, track current activity, and explain the process.