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.

Find out more

Get inspired by community success stories and see where we’re working, on our digital map.

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

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

Road safety

Tell us about any concerns you have with road safety in your area, including:

  • how to ask for traffic calming measures
  • setting up or getting involved with Community Speed Watch schemes

Community workers

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

In May 2018 the Mayor held an event about the One City Plan and One City Approach, see our Mayor conversation on One City plan document (pdf, 493KB) (opens new window) .

In February 2018, the Mayor held an event on how community work can help shape a more equal city.

At a previous event, we looked at how we can support community action and the values we need to grow powerful neighbourhoods. 

See The Mayor's conversation with people who work in the communities 2017 (pdf, 653KB) (opens new window) .

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

July 2018: Dutch Community Development Workers came to Bristol to share their experiences and learn about how we are using Asset Based Community Development in Knowle West and Hartcliffe. See the Dutch Summer School report (pdf, 357KB) (opens new window) .

July 2018: We hosted 3 day Art of Participatory Community Building workshop bringing together three partner organisations from across South West. See our The Art of Participatory Community Building report (pdf, 669KB) (opens new window) .

June 2018: group of citizens organised an event in June 2018 called People Power which brings together people who are doing things in their neighbourhoods to share and learn from each others experience. See the People Power Report (pdf, 393KB) (opens new window) .

Community films

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

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

Community Development Practice 

Get an insight into community development practice from our community development team.

Steffan Probert, Community Development Worker for Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership

Alex North, Community Development Officer

Raquib Khandker, Community Development Officer

Sam Parker, Community Development Officer