(Originally sent to our email list 26th June 2017)
We were pleased to have a positive feedback on our ideas for the new St George Community Network at the meeting at the library last week.
The next stage is to hold a meeting to formally agree the Network’s structure and elect a chair and a group of people to run the organisation.
Next meeting – St George Library at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th July.
Please do come along if you would like to get involved. If you are unable to join us at the meeting but would like to get involved please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also be organising a public meeting in St George during the summer to discuss the Council’s current ‘Your Neighbourhood’ consultation with particular emphasis on the future of St George library. Details of the consultation including a list of consultation events organised by the Council around the city are at www.bristol.gov.uk/council-spending-performance/your-neighbourhood-consultation-2017
(Originally sent to our email list 14th June 2017)
We are in the process of finalising our plans for the public meeting that will launch the St George Community Partnership next week, we are keen that as many local people as possible get involved.
Public meeting at St George Library at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st June.
At the follow up meeting meeting on Wed 5th July (also at the Library) we will elect a chair and committee and hope to formally adopt the terms of reference for the new organisation.
The current plans are that the organisation will be a sub-group of the St George Community Association, this will avoid having two organisations in St George with similar aims and will simplfy the process of setting up the new organisation so that more time can be devoted to addressing issues in St George.
The article on the St George NP website at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/a-new-start/ now has a link to the constitution of the Community Association as well as the proposed terms of reference.
Once the new organisation is set up the intention is that it will have its own website and take over the existing St George NP facebook and twitter accounts.
Cllr Asher Craig will be at the meeting on the 21st and will be talking briefly about the Council’s ‘Your Neighbourhood’ consultation that launched yesterday and runs until September. There will be another meeting in St George later in the consultaion period where residents will have a chance to talk about the issues raised in more detail so it will not be covered in depth at this meeting.
The consultation covers Public Toilets, Libraries, Neighbourhood Partnerships, School Crossing Patrols and Community Links services. See bristol.citizenspace.com/bristol-city-council/yourneighbourhood
(Originally sent to our email list 7th June 2017)
The Network is the new organisation that will take over some of the activities of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership. Although the Network will work closely with Councillors and Council Officers, it will be run entirely by local residents.
You can read more about the aims of the organisation and how it came about on the St George NP website at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/a-new-start The article includes links to notes of past meetings and a paper ‘Building strong communities where we live’ published last month by the Council setting out the support they propose to give to organisations like ours across the city.
There is also an excellent article about the Network written by Tamsin in this month’s edition of the St George & Redfield Voice – you can see the article here: www.twitter.com/SGRVoice/status/871824443202514944
We are holding a public meeting at St George Library at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st June to tell people about the new organisation and how they can get involved.
This will be followed by a meeting on Wed 5th July (also at the Library) where a committee will be elected.