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					::: Neighbourhood Partnership e-bulletin – Monday 17 August, 2009 :::

Contents:

- Stop Press!
- News
- Consultations
- Dates of Neighbourhood Partnership meetings
- Local Community Diary
- Coming Up
- Noticeboard
- Resources at your fingertips
- Feedback
- Unsubscribe or update your details


Dear Members, Partners and Friends

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Welcome to your monthly Neighbourhood Partnership e-bulletin produced by
Voscur on behalf of the ChangeUp consortium.

Please pass this information on to anyone else in your organisation, or friends
who may find it useful.

This e-bulletin will be sent out monthly on the third Monday of each month.

If you would like to include any news or information in the Neighbourhood
Partnership e-bulletin, please contact Matthew Symonds at the Voscur office
on 0117 909 9949 or email mailto:matthew@voscur.org

The deadline for news items you‟d like to be included in the Neighbourhood
Partnership e-bulletin is 5pm on the following dates in 2009: 18 September,
16 October, 13 November, 18 December and in 2010: 15 January, 12
February, 12 March

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::: STOP PRESS! :::

AWARDS TO CELEBRATE VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
To celebrate the fantastic and innovative work done by the voluntary,
community and social enterprise sector in Bristol, Voscur is pleased to
announce the second annual Voscur awards, 'The Voscurs'. The six
categories are: The Most Active Community Activist, The Community Venue
of the Year, The Most Innovative / Engaging Project, The 'I Will Survive'
Award, The 'Thanks For Supporting The Sector' Award and The Partnership
Award - New for 2009. Nominations close at 5pm on Monday 21 September
2009. To find out more or to nominate someone for an award visit:
http://www.voscur.org/node/5695


WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIPS?
The next meeting of the Neighbourhood Partnership Residents Forum will be
a special seminar on Saturday 19 September (9.30am - 12.30pm) at The
Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. The seminar will consider
the next steps for Neighbourhood Partnerships in Bristol and look at the report
commissioned by Bristol City Council and produced by external consultant Gill
Dixon. There will also be a look at some of the successes of Neighbourhood
Partnerships in Bristol so far and areas in need of improvement. FREE - lunch
will be provided. You can book your place at the Neighbourhood Partnership
Residents Forum Seminar online at:
http://www.voscur.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=171


::: NEWS :::

PIANOS COMING TO A STREET NEAR YOU
If you stumbled across a piano while strolling through Bristol, what would you
do? That‟s the question being asked by Bristol artist Luke Jerram, who will be
installing 16 “street pianos” in the city next month. The second-hand, upright
pianos will be placed in locations across the city, including Stokes Croft,
Clifton and Broadmead. From Chopin to Chopsticks, anyone will be able to
play anything they like on the pianos, described by the artist as a musical
blank canvas. Locals will also be invited to decorate the pianos, which can be
played from 8am to 8pm or 10pm every day, from Friday, September 4, to
Monday, September 28.
Find out more http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Pianos-appear-streets-
Bristol/article-1236361-detail/article.html


HOW'S YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP?
Voscur would like to hear your experience of Neighbourhood Partnerships in
Bristol. Good, bad or indifferent - we'd like to know. Has your Neighbourhood
Partnership had a real success with a local issue? Has it struggled to get
going? Perhaps you haven‟t even heard from your Neighbourhood
Partnership. Please contact Matthew Symonds at Voscur on (0117) 909 9949
or email mailto:matthew@vosur with your views and examples.


TRINITY CENTRE HISTORY PROJECT LAUNCHED
A new, year-long local history project has been launched by Trinity
Community Arts in Bristol. Staff want people's stories and photos of their time
spent at the Trinity Centre in Lawrence Hill. The space has had a number of
roles within the community over the years, from a bingo hall to a boxing ring. It
is now run as a community arts centre with regular training, projects and
events. 'What's Your Trinity Story?' will span from the 1960s until today and
will culminate in an exhibition and booklet of people's memories and images.
Do you have a story or photos you would like to share? For more information
about the project or to get involved, contact (0117) 935 1200 or email
mailto:info@3ca.org.uk


CALL FOR STREET REP VOLUNTEERS
People in the Southville and Bedminster areas of Bristol are being asked by
the police to volunteer as "street reps". Reps look out for anti-social
behaviour, fly-tipping, drugs litter and damage caused to council-owned
property and public seating. Volunteers are not expected to get involved in
dealing with the problems. Street reps will be given high-priority telephone
numbers to contact the appropriate agencies who can sort out the problem
quickly. The Street Reps project is a joint initiative between Greater
Bedminster Community Partnership (GBCP) and the police. For more
information Contact Ben Barker secretary of GBCP on (0117) 963 3652


A-Z GUIDE SHOWS HOW TO INFLUENCE DECISION MAKING
A new guide highlighting lots of ways in which you can have your say in
influencing local decision-making is now available. The guide includes over
lots examples of ways to help you be 'more influential' and have an impact on
decisions that affect you.
For more information visit: http://www.voscur.org/atoz


EVER WONDERED WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO DJ ALONGSIDE THE
WORLDS BEST DJs INFRONT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE??
Now you can find out! New Generation Takeover is offering young people a
chance to GO BACK2BACK with RONI SIZE, JOKER and DJ QUEST (UK
DMC Champ) on a headline slot at Colston Hall on Saturday 19 September.
You could also have your recorded set played on Gerard's KISS 101 show. If
you're aged 14-21 and want to win this once in a lifetime opportunity visit:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107236491218&ref=ts
To find out more email mailto:jagos.holmes@bristol.gov.uk or call (0117) 903
6669.


CAN YOU HELP WITH RESEARCH INTO BENEFIT CHANGES
Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) are about to launch a new research
project to look at what impact the current changes to welfare benefits are
going to have on single parents being moved from Income Support to Job
Seekers Allowance. These changes are being phased in over the next 18
months for single parents with children between the ages of 7 and 13. SPAN
are keen to hear from single parents living in South Bristol, Knowle/Hartcliffe
area, or inner-city Easton/Lawrence Hill wards, who are going to be affected
by these changes next year (2010). Would you like to share your experiences
with SPAN? To talk to SPAN please contact Helen on (0117) 9514231 email
mailto:helen@spanuk.org.uk or Tove on (0117) 9522712 email
mailto:tove@spanuk.org.uk
NEW BRISTOL RAPE CRISIS HELPLINE OPENS
Bristol Rape Crisis is a specialist support service for women and girls in
Bristol who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any point in their
lives. The open days and time for the helpline are Wednesday 7.30pm -
9.30pm and Sunday 3 - 5pm on (0117) 929 8868. The new helpline is run by
women for women, is a confidential and independent women-centred service.
If you are an organisation or an individual wanting to know more about our
service, becoming a volunteer, friend or supporter you can contact Bristol
Rape Crisis Centre by email: mailto:info@bristolrapecrisis.org.uk


PHEONIX HEDGE TO RISE AGAIN
Plans are underway to bring new life to what is thought to be the oldest hedge
in Henleaze which local historians think was first planted as far back as 1300.
The Phoenix Hedge runs between Phoenix Grove and Henleaze Park
straddling the Henleaze Junior School playing fields and Golden Hill Sports
ground. It`s so old that no one knows who actually owns the hedge or the land
it grows on. If anyone would like to join the Phoenix Hedge Volunteers contact
Sylvia Kelly on (0117) 962 3785 or email: mailto:en151788@zen.co.uk and
help the Phoenix Hedge rise again!


::: DATES OF NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP MEETINGS :::

Neighbourhood Partnership meetings are open to any resident or local group
to attend.

Key to meetings

SG = Steering group meeting, OM = Open Meeting


The dates of meetings coming up are:


*** EAST BRISTOL ***

Brislington East and Brislington West (Brislington Community Partnership)
(OM) Monday 7 September, 7pm, venue to be confirmed
Contact Lorna Heaysman on (0117) 377 2653 or email
mailto:lorna.heaysman@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Frome Vale, Eastville and Hillfields
(OM) Thursday 17 September, 7pm, venue to be confirmed
Contact Jo Holmes on (0117) 903 6898 or email
mailto:johanna.holmes@bristol.gov.uk for more details

St George East and St George West
(SG) Wednesday 19 August, 7pm, Summerhill Methodist Church, 5 Air
Balloon Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 8LB
(SG) Tuesday 15 September, 7pm, Summerhill Methodist Church, 5 Air
Balloon Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 8LB
Contact Abdul Razak Dahir on 0117 903 6409 or email
mailto:abdulrazak.dahir@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Inner City Neighbourhood Partnership (Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill)
(OM) Monday 9 November, 6.30pm to 8pm, venue to be confirmed.
Contact Penny Germon on (0117) 903 9879 or email
mailto:innercity@neighbourhoodpartnership.co.uk for more details


*** NORTH BRISTOL ***

Avonmouth and Kingsweston
(SG) Tuesday 3 September, 3pm, The Rock, Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston,
BS11 0QF
Contact Sam Parker on (0117) 922 3029 or email
mailto:sam.parker@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership.
(OM) Thursday 10 September, Charwood 6th Form, Cotham, Bristol, BS6
6BU
Contact Jo Holmes on (0117) 903 9797 or email
mailto:johanna.holmes@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East
Meeting date, time and venue to be confirmed.
Contact Ariaf Hussain on (0117) 922 3218 or email
mailto:ariaf.hussain@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Henbury and Southmead
(OM) Friday 21 August, Southmead Estate Agreement meeting, 10am,
Southmead Community Centre, 248 Greystoke Avenue, Southmead, Bristol,
BS10 6BQ
Henbury meeting date, time and venue to be confirmed.
Contact Mohamed Ismail on 0117 903 6420 or email
mailto:mohamed.ismail@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Henleaze, Stoke Bishop and Westbury on Trym
(SG) Wednesday 16 September, 7pm, Venue to be confirmed.
Contact Jayne Anstis on (0117) 903 6442 or email
mailto.jayne.anstis@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Horfield and Lockleaze
(SG) MOnday 24 August, 7pm, Upper Horfield Community Trust Centre, Eden
Grove, Horfield, BS7 0PQ
Contact Mohamed Ismail on 0117 903 6420 or email
mailto:mohamed.ismail@bristol.gov.uk for more details
*** SOUTH BRISTOL ***

Bedminster and Southville (Greater Bedminster Community Partnership)
(OM) Wednesday 30 September, 7pm at Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street,
Bedminster, BS3 4EA.
Contact Ben Barker, GBCP secretary on (0117) 903 6441 or Lorna Heaysman
on (0117) 377 2653 email mailto:benbarker@blueyonder.co.uk or
mailto:lornaheaysman@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe and Whitchurch Park
(OM) Monday 14 September, 7pm venue to be confirmed
Contact Heather Williams on (0117) 903 8044 or email:
mailto:heather.williams@hwcp.org.uk for more details

Filwood, Knowle and Windmill Hill
(OM) Tuesday 29 September, 6-8pm at The Park Opportunity Centre,
Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol, BS4 1DQ
Contact Valeria Talbot on (0117) 908 4247 or email
mailto:valerie.talbot@bristol.gov.uk for more details

Hengrove and Stockwood
(SG) Tuesday 22 September, 7pm venue to be confimed
Contact Ariaf Hussain on (0117) 922 3218 or email
mailto:ariaf.hussain@bristol.gov.uk for more details


::: CONSULTATIONS :::

The following consultations are currently taking place in Bristol:

      Luckington Rd and Grittleton Rd Area Parking Restriction Review (Until
       24 Aug 2009)
      Proposed Waiting Restrictions- Stoke Park Rd & Hollymead Lane (Until
       4 Sep 2009)
      Proposed Waiting Restrictions - Durdham Down Area (Until 4 Sep
       2009)
      Proposed Waiting Restrictions - Shaplands (Until 4 Sep 2009)
      Proposed Waiting Restrictions - Julian Road (Until 4 Sep 2009)
      Active People (until 31 October 2009)
      Bristol Harm Reduction Strategy 2009-11 (Until 6 Nov 2009)
      Museum Visitor Survey (Until 31 December 2009)
      Traffic Noise Pollution (Until 31 December 2009)
      Dog Warden Service Customer Satisfaction Survey 2009/10 (Until31
       March 2010)
      New Tenancy Satisfaction Survey 2009/10 (Until 31 March 2010)
      Pest Control Services Customer Satisfaction Survey 2009/10 (Until 31
       March 2010)
To find out more about these and other consultations visit:
http://www.opinionsuite.com/bristol


YOU CAN CURRENTLY SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING ONLINE E-
PETITIONS:

      Petition to remove billboards on Mina Rd. (Until 29 August 2009)
      No to Amalgamation of Henleaze Infant and Junior Schools (Until 30
       August 2009)
      Say yes to Tesco (until 15 September 2009)
      Protect Banksy artwork in Bristol (Until 30 September 2009)
      Totterdown street lighting (Until 30 September 2009)
      A public transport hub at Temple Meads (Until 29 Oct 2009)
      New Bristol cyclepath across M32 motorway (Until 31 October 2009)
      No Tesco at Ashton Gate (Until 6 December 2009)
      Reduce the speed limit to 20mph where people live and work (Until 30
       April 2010)
      Let All Bristol Decide (Until 5 May 2010)
      Make Bristol a Foie Gras Free City! (Until 27 July 2010)
      No Heathrow Expansion - Electrify mainline London to Bristol instead.
       (Until 31 July 2010)

Support these and other petitions or start your own at:
http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/


JOIN THE DEBATE ON ASK BRISTOL
The Banksy exhibition at the City Museum and Art Gallery has attracted
200,000 people already this summer and Whether you love or hate Banksy's
work or are just interested to know what all the fuss is about, there's no
denying that people are flocking to see the exhibition. The exhibition is on until
31 August so there's still time to go and see it if you're interested. On Ask
Bristol website they're asking what you think of the exhibition. If you've
already been to see it what was your favourite piece. If you haven't been,
what do you think of the Museum and Art Gallery putting on the show, and
what other artists you'd like to see there?
Join the debate at http://www.askbristol.com/askbristol.php


::: LOCAL COMMUNITY DIARY :::


--- TUESDAY 18 AUGUST ---

CHALLENGING CHRONIC PAIN
Withywood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood. Challenging pain sessions
start at 1pm call 0844 888 2111 (low cost call) for more details.


--- WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST ---

THE BIG P - WILLMOT PARK
Fulford Road, Hartcliffe, Bristol BS13. A community play event for Hartcliffe &
Withywood - FREE ENTRY! All ages welcome! A wide variety of activities
including; Play Rangers, Park Pod, Big Foot, Dancing, Avon Wildlife Trust,
Photography, Chill out zone, health activities, inclusive play, football, Tae
Kwondo, playbus and refreshments and HANG OUT 5.00 - 7.OOPM
Wednesdays, 12PM - 5PM on the following days; July - 29th, August - 5th,
12th, 19th and 26th - with a special certificate awards ceremony on the last
day!


--- THURSDAY 20 AUGUST ---

LAMPLIGHTERS OPEN SPACE PUBLIC MEETING
7 - 8.30pm at City and Port of Bristol Social and Sport Club, Nibley Road,
Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9XW. Come and look at the design ideas for the
Lamplighters Open Space in Sea Mills and have your say.
For more information call (0117) 353 2282 or visit
www.bristol.gov.uk/playpathfinder

LAWRENCE WESTON COMMUNITY FARM FUN DAY
1.30 - 4.30pm, Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, Bristol,
BS11 0NJ. A fabulous free day for the whole family. Come and discover the
range of food the farm produces. Free fun activities including Honey Fun and
Flower Power. We will be selling delicious BBQ sausages and bacon
sandwiches. Find out more at: http://www.lwfarm.org.uk/events.html

BRUNSWICK CEMETARY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
11.30am - 4.30pm Exhibition of designs at Surrey Lodge (the Unitarian
Chapel on Brunswick Square), St Pauls, BS2 8PE. There will also be a talk by
the artist Hew Locke at the Pierian Centre, Portland Square, St Pauls, BS2
8SA from 6-8pm.


--- SATURDAY 22 AUGUST ---

NEW DEAL SUMMER CELEBRATIONS
12pm to 6pm, The Urban Park, Barton Hill, Bristol. Don't forget Community at
Heart's summer celebration events to mark the New Deal for Communities
programme! Visit http://www.communityatheart.co.uk for more details


WINDMILL HILL CITY FARM FUN DAY AND BENEFIT GIG
11am - 4pm, Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA
The fun day is to help raise some much needed funds. The event will be
opened by author Lelsey Pearse, followed by the Gas Work Choir and cream
tea. In the evening there will be a benefit gig at Fiddlers, Willway St Bristol,
BS3 4BG. Organizers are not allowed to announce the names of the
musicians performing. Collectively their name is Hook'em Boys and they're
drawn from some wildly famous (though origins local) bands. Tickets cost £6,
and are available now 15 August http://www.fiddlers.co.uk and are expected
to sell out quickly.


--- WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST ---

BEDMINSTER AND SOUTHVILLE LINKAGE WALKING GROUP
The new LinkAge walking group for Southville and Bedminster is holding its
second walk, meet at Windmill Hill City Farm at 10.15am and setting out
around 10.30am to walk around the harbour side and Queen Square, taking in
some sites of interest on the way. Again, we will head back to the farm around
11.30am for some FREE refreshments and have another chat about the walk.
The feedback we get on these two taster walks will inform how future walks
are planned.

SHIREHAMPTON COMEMORATES COMPOSER PREMIER
11am, Shirehampton Public Hall, Station Road, Shirehampton, BS11 9TX
The Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Brenda Hugill, Em Marshall and the Chair
of the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society and the Trustees of the Shirehampton
Public Hall will unveil a plaque to commemorate the world premier
performance of The Lark Ascending at the Public Hall on 15th January 1920.
After the ceremony refreshments will be served in the hall and there will be an
exhibition of the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams on display. In the evening, at
7.30pm there will be a concert, An Evening of String Music with The Emerald
Ensemble featuring The Lark Ascending composed by Ralph Vaughan
Williams. The tickets are on sale now for £10, you ticket provides you with a
programme and refreshments during the interval and they can be purchased
from the Public Hall and Shirehampton Library.


--- FRIDAY 28 AUGUST ---

ART2LIFE
Withyood Centre, Queens Road, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8QA.
Arts2Life has exciting new volunteering opportunities to offer people of all
ages in Bristol who want to get involved with and help Bristol‟s Arts., Art2Life
are holding a volunteer event between 11-2pm they have exciting new
volunteering opportunities to offer people of all ages in Bristol who want to
get involved with and help Bristol's Arts. Come on down, meet the team and
get involved and help bring Bristol‟s Arts2Life! More info about Arts2Life can
be found on the website, http://www.arts2life.co.uk


--- SATURDAY 29 AUGUST ---
FISHPONDSHORTICULTURAL SHOW
2p.m, Fishponds Methodist Hall, Guinea Lane, Fishponds BS16 2HB.
Classes for Flowers, Vegetables, Floral Art, Domestic Produce,
Children's Classes, Photography, Handicrafts & Art. Light refreshments, raffle
and sale of produce. Admission: Adults 20p – Children Free. Schedule of
classes & entry forms available from various outlets in Fishponds, including:
Osborne Stationers, Nature's Genius health foods, Woodpeckers pet supplies,
Fishponds news, Fishponds Library, Fishponds fruit & flowers, Daisy Chain
Florists.


--- FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER ---

WHITELADIES ROAD FARMERS MARKET
8.30am to 2:00 pm. Delicious local food is available at the Farmers Market.
Junction of Whiteladies Road and Apsley Road. The market is part of activity
in Redland to rebuild local networks of food production and distribution.
Support the market and help it to grow, and tell all your friends about it too.
The Farmers Market takes place on the first Friday of the month 8.30am to
2pm,and the third Saturday of the month 8.30am to 2pm.


--- SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER ---

WHITEHALL CULTURAL UNITY FESTIVAL 2009
12 - 9pm at Whitehart Pub, Whitehall Road, Bristol, BS5 9BJ. A day out for all
the family! Live music, bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, food and drink.
For more details and / or to book a stall please telephone: 07949 710 593 or
(0117) 902 5851.


--- SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER ---

TROOPERS HILL HISTORY WALK
10.30am - 12.30pm Join the Friends of Troopers Hill for a look at the history
of Troopers Hill and the surrounding area. Learn how the shape of the hill and
its ecology has been influenced by the activities of Bristolians over the years.
This is a free event but we have to limit numbers so please contact Judith to
book your place. Funded by the Friends of Troopers Hill Education Fund -
donations welcome. Contact: Email mailto:events2009@troopers-hill.org.uk or
phone Judith on (0117) 955 9819 for more information and to book your
place.


--- SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER ---

GENERATIONS GET TOGETHER IN THE PARK
12 - 4pm, St. John's Churchyard, off East Street in Bedminster. St. John's
Community Association and LinkAge. It is a fun day for all ages, celebrating
the history of the park and the local area. There will Tai Chi, cooking (and free
food tasting!) demonstrations, gentle exercise, singing, community time lines
and more. People are encouraged to bring along any old photos or
memorabilia of the area.

KINGS WESTON ROMAN VILLA OPEN DAY
11am - 4pm, Long Cross, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS11 0LP
Come to Kings Weston Roman Villa as part of Bristol's Doors Open Day.
Explore Bristol's only remaining Roman Villa and meet the curators who look
after it. Try a selection of Roman inspired food, discover which plants would
have been used in Roman cooking and take away recipes to recreate at
home. Younger visitors can take a fun fact-finding trail around the site.
Kurt Adams Bristol City Councils Portable Antiquities Officer will also be at the
Villa to identify any objects you have found in your gardens.

ORGANIC FOOD FESTIVAL
September 12 and 13. Bristol Harbourside will be transformed into a lively
market with organic Food Pavilions, Wine Bar, Cafes and more. Bordeaux
Quay cookery school will host a special series with Britain‟s Renowned Chefs
- including Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Raymond Blanc -and a focus on
cooking real food on a budget, and engaging children in the kitchen.
Admission price: £5 of which £1 is a direct donation to the Soil Association.
Free admission to Soil Association members and children under 16

PARTY IN THE PARK
12.00 noon onwards, Golden Hill Sports Ground, Wimbeldon Road, Bristol,
BS6 7YA. A community event for all ages with live music, BBQ, refreshments
and entertainment. For more information visit:
http://www.goldenhillsports.com/ or email: mailto:pitp@hotmail.co.uk


--- SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER ---

REDLAND CYCLING CITY EVENT
12.00 pm to 4.00 pm. The Bristol Cycling City team are planning an event in
September probably on Redland Green, where there will be lots of bikes to
try, advice to be had, and Dr Bike to look at any problems with your bike if you
need it. Full details to be finalised for more information visit:
http://www.sustainableredland.org.uk/redland-cycling-city-event/


--- WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER ---

VOSCUR ASSEMBLY
12.30pm - 3.30pm at St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road, St
Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9TJ. You're invited to a special Voscur Assembly on
23rd September where you will have the opportunity to meet the Voscur staff
team, find out what we can offer you, and tell us what you want from us.
FREE LUNCH For more information please contact Matthew Symonds on
(0117) 9099 949 or email mailto:matthew@voscur.org or book online at
http://www.voscur.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=172


--- MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER ---

FREE SESSIONS TO CHALLENGE YOUR PAIN
Arthritis Care with the support of the NHS are running 6 FREE sessions to
help people with any long term condition: arthritis, diabetes, asthma, heart
conditions, MS etc by teaching ideas to help improve quality of life. The
sessions will take place at Knowle West Health Park and will start on the
afternoon of Monday 28 September. Ring (0207) 380 6509 to book a place or
to find out about courses running in other parts of Bristol.


FIND MORE EVENTS
To find details of events happening in your local parks and green spaces visit
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/content/Leisure-Culture/Arts-
Entertainment/whats-on.en?XSL=index&EventTypeId=71&AllRecords=true
To find more events or publicise your own in the Voscur online diary visit
http://www.voscur.org/event


::: COMING UP :::

NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP RESIDENTS‟ FORUM DATES
Join other people from across Bristol who are active in their Neighbourhood
Partnership. Share good ideas and solve problems at the Neighbourhood
Partnership Residents‟ Forum. Dates for the coming year:

Saturday 19 September, 10am - 12.30pm at the Council House

Tuesday 24 November, 2 - 4pm at Windmill Hill City Farm

Thursday 28 January, 2010, 6-8pm at the Council House

Saturday 27 March, 2010, 10 - 12.30pm at Shirehampton Public Hall

To find out more contact Matthew Symonds on 0117 909 9949 or email:
mailto:matthew@voscur.org or confirm your attendance by online at:
http://www.voscur.org/brispartnership/np


VOSCUR TRAINING

New Autum Courses announced. Courses coming up - Contact Vosur on
0117 909 9949 or visit: http://www.voscur.org/training to find out more about
any of these Voscur course:
      Get Ready to Trade *New*
      Health and Safety at work *Accredited*
      Recruitment of Volunteers *New*
      Trustee Series 1 - Why am I on the Committee?
      Trustee Series 2 - Good Governance: How to be a better Trustee
      Single Equalities Bill *New - Free*
      Retention and Support of Volunteers *New*
      Improving Diversity in your Volunteer Workforce *New*
      Supporting your Volunteer Board *New*
      Full Cost Recovery
      Monitoring and Evaluation – an Introduction *new*
      Data Protection & Confidentiality *new* *free*
      Volunteers and the Law *New*
      First Aid in the workplace *New & accredited*

For more details on Voscur Training and learning visit:
http://www.voscur.org/training


OTHER TRAINING

BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE
Funded by Bristol City Council the Family Centre will be running a BSL Level
2 course for family members of deaf children. The Course is Free although to
gain the Level 2 Qualification an assessment fee of £90 will be payable.
Times and start dates of the course from autumn 09 are to be confirmed. For
more details please contact the Family Centre on tel: (0117) 330 7575
Minicom:(0117) 903 1480 or email mailto:office@fcdc.org.uk.

EMOTIONAL WELL BEING COURSE FOR THE OVER 5'S
The Play & Early Years Training Unit is running an „Emotional Well-Being for
the Over 5‟s‟ course. The aim is to promote understanding of the emotional
well-being of children and young people, and your role as practitioners in
facilitating this. The course will run on 25 September, 2, 9 and 16 October
2009, 9:30am - 12:30pm at the @Symes Community Building, Peterson
Avenue, Bristol. For details contact: (0117) 908 0601 or email
mailto:training@peytu.co.uk



::: NOTICEBOARD :::

Talk online to people in your area.
There are several online discussion groups across Bristol where you can
discuss your local issues from the comfort of your own home! Why not follow
one of these links and join in?

Greater Bedminster Issues Forum:
http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/bemmy-forum/index.html
Brislington
http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/bristol-bris

Barton Hill, the Dings, Lawrence Hill and Redfield
http://www.communityatheart.co.uk/forum

Easton
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/easton_bristol/

Henbury and Brentry
http://www.henburybrentrycommunity.org.uk/wordpress/

Knowle West
http://forums.e-democracy.org/groups/kw-forum/index.html

Redland
http://www.sustainableredland.org.uk/subscribe/

Shirehampton
http://www.shire.org.uk/index.php?page=message_boards

St Werburghs
http://www.stwerburghs.org/forums/

If you‟d like to find out more about how to set up an online discussion forum in
your area, you can contact Sean Kenny at Voscur on 0117 909 9949 or email
mailto:seank@voscur.org


::: RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS :::

KEY DECISIONS COMING UP
You can find out what key decisions Bristol City Council‟s Cabinet of elected
councillors will be making soon by looking at the Leaders Forward Plan online
at:
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/content/Council-Democracy/Elected-
Representatives/leaders-forward-plan-forthcoming-key-decisions.en

PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Each week Bristol City Council publishes a list of all the planning applications
that they receive. You can view the list at:
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/content/Environment-Planning/Planning/weekly-
lists-of-planning-applications.en

To find out how you can have your say and influence decisions on planning
applications visit:
http://www.bristol.gov.uk/ccm/content/Environment-
Planning/Planning/commenting-on-planning-applications.en
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