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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.

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:

Community workers

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.

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.

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.

Community films

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

Forum Theatre (St Pauls and Hartcliffe)

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