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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. 

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:

Mayor conversation with Community Workers

The Mayor has been holding regular conversations with community workers in the city.

These meetings are to:

  • share local intelligence and strategic information in communities and neighbourhoods across the city
  • allow community workers to influence and shape policy decisions affecting the city
  • give community community workers the opportunity to network with other community workers

If you would like to attend or would like to be on our regular mailing list contact communitydevelopment@bristol.gov.uk

Year of Can Do

In 2020 we ran a campaign called the Year of Can Do celebrating community action across the city.

We held a festival in March and produced these short films below to celebrate National Volunteers Week:

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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

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 dan.lewin@bristol.gov.uk

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

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