Henbury, Brentry and Southmead Neighbourhood Partnership

Get involved with decision making at a local level in Henbury, Brentry and Southmead.

To help make improvements to the area, the Henbury, Brentry and Southmead Neighbourhood Partnership brings together:

  • residents
  • local organisations
  • businesses
  • service providers in the area

We listen to residents to identify and address local problems, and help them make their neighbourhoods better.

Map

Map of the area covered by the Henbury, Brentry and Southmead Neighbourhood Partnership.

Our plan for 2015 to 2018

The partnership has set these priorities based on issues that residents have told us are important to them.

Activities for families, younger and older people

We’ll:

  • fund activities for families, younger people and older people through our Wellbeing Fund
  • work with schools to develop Families and Schools Together programmes
  • support Playing Out and street events
  • improve support for parents with disabled children

Well-kept streets and good parks and open spaces

We’ll:

  • launch a ‘Be Proud of BS10’ litter and dog fouling campaign
  • support resident groups to do walkabouts to improve their neighbourhoods
  • improve play equipment and other facilities in parks
  • support allotments and community orchards
  • work to make parks accessible to people using mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs

Community buildings and facilities 

We’ll support the development of community space:

  • along Greystoke Avenue in Southmead
  • in Henbury and Brentry

Housing, planning and major projects

We’ll:

  • work with the BS10 Parks and Planning Group to support residents to influence major developments in the area
  • help residents to influence how the new South Gloucestershire neighbourhoods affect our area

Health and wellbeing 

We’ll set up a Health and Wellbeing event in Henbury and Brentry.

Traffic and transport

We’ll:

  • improve problem parking around Southmead Hospital, schools and on verges
  • influence the introduction of a Henbury Loop
  • support continuation of the Henbury and Brentry Aldi transport service
  • support residents to influence public transport provision
  • deliver new highways improvements

Crime and community safety

We’ll:

  • keep our focus on reducing antisocial behaviour
  • raise awareness of domestic abuse and support services for victims
  • support victims of hate crime

Active citizenship: including everyone and bringing the community together

We’ll:

  • support residents to set up local events
  • improve how the neighbourhood partnership communicates and support better communication across our neighbourhood
  • support the development of a community plan in Henbury and Brentry
  • support the delivery of the Southmead community plan
  • increase the number of residents from all parts of the community influencing decisions and shaping the neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Partnership meetings

We hold public meetings to make decisions. Anyone can go to a meeting and make a statement.

You can see when our next meetings are and look at agendas and minutes from meetings.

Neighbourhood Forum meetings

Our Neighbourhood Forums are public meetings that cover the ward you live in. They take place four times a year.

You can:

  • raise concerns you have
  • find out what’s happening in your community
  • meet local officers or your ward councillors and help influence decisions made by the Neighbourhood Partnership

Henbury, Brentry and Southmead Neighbourhood Partnership members

The Henbury, Brentry and Southmead Neighbourhood Partnership is made up of:

  • four elected councillors, two from each ward
  • up to six resident representatives from each ward

Resident representatives from Henbury and Brentry are selected through the Henbury and Brentry Community Council.

In Southmead they're put forward from the Southmead Steering Group.

Full list of members of Henbury, Brentry and Southmead Neighbourhood Partnership.

Highway budget for neighbourhood partnerships

Council funding is given to neighbourhood partnerships for local traffic schemes.

The Traffic Choices website is a resource developed to help partnerships spend their money, track current activity, and explain the process.