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Small grants make a big difference

8 February 2018

Would a small grant make a big difference in your community? Up Our Street has a small grant fund which is open to residents in Barton Hill, Newtown, The Dings, and some parts of Redfield and...

photo of active citizens visitors with Stacy from Up Our Street

Globally connected, locally engaged

12 January 2018

At Up Our Street we love working closely with local people but sometimes we also get the opportunity to meet active citizens from further afield.  In December we played tour guide to a group of...

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Carols in the Underpass

4 January 2018

Before Christmas becomes a distant memory, let's hear from Pat, Community Engagement Officer at Up Our Street, about a event on 13 December. "For a number of years now we have been organising Carols...

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Railway Path update

6 December 2017

Last Wednesday (29 November) Up Our Street hosted a meeting with Sustrans about the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. We wanted to bring together different users of the path to discuss plans for...

Photo of Celia with lads club members and Harriet from BCfm

Lads club radio takeover

22 November 2017

An important part of our work at Up Our Street is to involve the community in making decisions about where they live. But what happens when a group of people are absent from these decisions? Celia,...

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Railway Path public meeting

16 November 2017

If you wondered why a pair of xylophones and a giant chalk board appeared by the Railway Path last month, then read on... They were part of an Up Our Street experiment to look at ways of making this...

Thank You Awards huge success!

27 October 2017

As always, our annual Thank You Awards was a wonderful night of celebration with an atmosphere of genuine warmth, love and respect in the room. We really enjoy hosting this event as part of our AGM...

First Councillor Community Space

17 October 2017

Thanks to the 41 residents who came to the first Community Space hosted by your local Councillors and supported by Up Our Street and Felix Road Adventure Playground who provided delicious food and...

Should we care about air pollution poster

Should we care about air pollution?

3 October 2017

At least two primary schools in our neighbourhood are within 100 metres of roads with illegal levels of air pollution. Premature death from respiratory disease is higher in Bristol than the rest of...

Volunteers spray painting messages on the railway path

Which way for the Bristol to Bath Railway Path?

25 September 2017

The Bristol to Bath Railway Path carries over two million journeys each year, and is one of the UK’s most popular traffic free walking and cycling routes. It was built in the early 1980s by Sustrans...