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.
Year of Can Do
We have launched a yearlong campaign to encourage and celebrate community led social action across the city. To keep up to date on what is happening and to find out more please visit Can Do Bristol.
Building on Bristol’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19)
There’s been a great community and volunteer response to coronavirus (COVID-19). We'd now like to know what you want to do next to build connections in your neighbourhood.
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:
- across Bristol, March 2020
- Hartcliffe, October 2019
- Filwood, April 2019
- Henbury, October 2018
- Sea Mills, May 2018
- Lawrence Weston, May 2018
Find out who's working in your neighbourhood and how to get in touch with them on the community workers' digital map.
Many Neighbourhoods One City
We supported Bristol University to undertake research into how the One City Plan interacts with community led action in neighbourhoods. Read the report and findings (pdf, 46.1MB) (opens new window) .
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.
We've developed some creative ways to start a conversation in your community.
Meet others in your community and get involved with decision making in your area.
We regularly run a one day workshop which is an introduction to Asset Based Community Development called Connecting in Neighbourhoods.
It is full of tools, ideas and gives you a chance to share experiences around building connections and taking action on the things you care about where you live. The workshop is free.
For more details and to book on contact Sam.Parker@bristol.gov.uk.
Here are some amazing things that people are doing across the city. What could you do in your neighbourhood?