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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...

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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...

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Active Citizens is back!

30 August 2017

We are pleased to announce that Up Our Street have been chosen as an Active Citizens partner for the second year running. Active Citizens is a British Council funded training programme that aims to...

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Neighbourhood Consultation – what does this mean for you?

22 June 2017

We have had calls from residents worried that Up Our Street will be closing now that Neighbourhood Partnerships are coming to an end. We would like to reassure you that we have confirmed funding...

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Grass roots research

12 June 2017

Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley reflects on her experiences as a community researcher at Up Our Street. What does it mean to really take time to listen to people in a community?

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Life after Neighbourhood Partnerships

8 June 2017

Over the past few years Up Our Street has supported Bristol City Council by organising Neighbourhood Forums where residents come together with Councillors and council officers to talk about local...

Great Get Together event - 17 June, Easton Community Centre

Great Get Together

7 June 2017

Whatever the outcome of the General Election on Thursday, it's clear that more than ever, we need to come together as a community. Up Our Street are supporting Easton Community Centre to organise a...