Get involved in your community

Get involved in your community

What’s happening in your community and how you can get involved.

Across Bristol people are getting together to take action on issues that interest them. We’re helping people share ideas, talents, skills and passions to make a difference to where they live.

How we can help you

See our Community Offer guide (pdf, 437KB) (opens new window) for how we can help you work with your local neighbourhood and other community organisations. 

Find out more

Find out where we are working and who your local community development officers are on our digital map.

Hear about our residents’ great ideas, fun new projects and community groups on our Community Development Facebook page.

Read about local people doing amazing things in:

Find out what we've learned through Asset Based Community Development and what people are doing in their neighbourhoods in:

Community workers

Find out who's working in your neighbourhood and how to get in touch with them on the community workers' digital map.

Mayor conversation May 2019

In May 2019 the Mayor held an event for community workers about the One City Approach and how we can create more citizen-led social action in the city. 

See our Mayor's conversation with community workers report (pdf, 1.8MB) (opens new window) for more information.

Learning Circles: help to develop your practice

A Learning Circle is a co-produced, self-organised space where you can come together. This is used to explore opportunities to support more citizen-led social action in your work or neighbourhood.

See our Learning Circles sheet (pdf, 227KB) (opens new window) to learn more and how to get involved.

Community tools

We've developed some creative ways to start a conversation in your community.

Community events

Meet others in your community and get involved with decision making in your area

February 2019: A group of citizens organised an event called People Power: From Hibernation to Social Action. This provided a space to share experiences, learn from each other and get new ideas. 

January 2019: The community development team and the Community Organising Social Action Hub ran a three-day workshop as part of the Barton Hill Settlement Network project. 35 people attended the workshop.

November 2018: Citizens from Filwood and Knowle West and members of the community development team visited the Netherlands to find out about community development work in The Hague. Find out about the projects they visited and what they learned in their report (pdf, 327KB) (opens new window) . 

Community films

Here are some amazing things that people are doing across the city. What could you do in your neighbourhood?

Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership December 2018

Tophill Coffee Morning: April 2018

Raluca and a Berry Maze

Sea Mills Walking Group

Jo & Mums from Summerhill School

Lockleaze Craft Group talking about why they do what they and what difference it has made: August 2017