Help set priorities for local spending

Post date 13 February 2019


Bristol City Council is inviting people to nominate projects that could improve their local neighbourhoods. Every year money is made available to communities through Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 (S106) funding and the council is now looking for suggestions about how this should be spent.

Do you have ideas on how to improve your local area? Is there a local building that needs developing or improvements needed to your local park?

In Easton and Lawrence Hill your local councillors are working with Up Our Street to hold a public meeting on Wednesday 6 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm at City Academy Cafe. This is to give local groups the chance to present their ideas and get feedback from their community. Residents will be able to ask questions and help the local councillors decide which three or four projects should go forward to the next stage. If you have a project idea you can get more information on the process and fill out an application here: www.bristol.gov.uk/people-communities/funding-local-projects. The final deadline for Stage 1 proposals to be sent to your local councillor is 15 March.

From 6 to 15 March councillors will work with the projects prioritised to see if their proposals are viable (in terms of meeting CIL requirements, deliverable if Highways and Parks etc involved). There will be a further period of discussion up to 23 April with organisations to finalise the projects that councillors will support at the Area Committee. In this time Councillors may meet with local people about particular proposals – for example meeting residents of a particular road if highway changes are proposed.

For more information about the Community Space meeting on 6 March, please contact Tamsin at Up Our Street on 0117 954 2836 or tamsin@upourstreet.org.uk