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Meet the Research Team

28 September 2016

Up Our Street has recently appointed a team of community researchers. In this post Nura Aabe, one of our trainee researchers, gives a flavour of what the team has been working on.

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Can we fix it?

21 September 2016

Bristol sends nearly 100,000 tonnes of waste to landfill every year. Although recycling is an important piece of the puzzle, how much better would it be if we could reduce the amount we throw away in...

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Talking Rubbish

9 September 2016

It was a packed house at Baggator on Wednesday evening, with every seat taken. Over 40 residents joined their local councillors, representatives from Bristol City Council and other agencies, for the...

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Learning about Active Citizens

25 August 2016

Up Our Street has been busy promoting our new Active Citizens programme over the past few weeks. Tamsin, our freelance communications specialist, explains a more about what’s been going on behind the...

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Painting on the Path

18 August 2016

Summer has certainly been a fruitful time for community murals, with two large projects taking place in our neighbourhoods. Up Our Street spoke to Robyn Boden, a local artist who lives in Easton,...

Golden Agers

8 August 2016

Up Our Street heard that Golden Agers are celebrating their 25th anniversary this summer, so we dropped in for a chat. The group for older people in Easton runs every Tuesday and Thursday, providing...

Active Citizens Training

2 August 2016

Do you have an idea for positive change in your community? Do you want to develop skills to make your voice heard? Would you like to network with other active citizens locally and around the world...