2016 Henbury & Brentry Community Awards Ceremony

This took place at the AXA Sports Centre on Cribbs Causeway on the evening of 23rd September. It was funded by the Neighbourhood Partnership through the Wellbeing fund.
A considerable number of awards were made to people, organisations and businesses that were judged to have made a contribution to the life of our community.

After the presentations a fine buffet was enjoyed by those present. And those with the greatest stamina enjoyed the disco playing.

Here is an album of photos supplied by Dennis Broe

Community Action Plan – September update

Our Community Action Plan was accepted by the First Steps organisation who funded our project and approved by the Dept. of Communities and Local Government in early April.

The Plan was formally accepted by the Henbury and Brentry Community Council on 21st April.

We held a Launch Event in Henbury Village Hall on 13th July 2016. This was funded by the Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund and was attended by over fifty residents and representatives of local groups and organisations who enjoyed light refreshments prepared by volunteers. Councillor Margaret Hickman spoke warmly on behalf of Bristol City Council in welcoming the plan, which was published at the event. Forty people took away full colour copies of the plan

Two versions of the Plan are available from the links below:

Full plan complete with photos/ drawings/graphics

Text of the full plan without photos, etc

Full Survey graphical summaries

and a table of all 133 specific actions embedded in the plan can be viewed here (if you need the password please use the register option): Specific Actions in our CAP

Work has now commenced on delivering the plan with very significant progress on the Community Centre front (see separate post for details) and the team facilitating the provision of Youth Services and Facilities is setting about bringing together all organisations involved with youth in the area to adopt a general approach

If you would like a full copy of the plan please request one by email to info@henburybrentrycommunity.org.uk

Community Action Plan – Publication details

Our Community Action Plan was accepted by the First Steps organisation who funded our project and approved by the Dept. of Communities and Local Government in early April.

The Plan was formally accepted by the Henbury and Brentry Community Council on 21st April.

We a re  planning a Launch Event the evening of Wednesday 13th July at 7:00 pm (NB changed from original post)to which everyone is invited especially those people and organisations who contributed to survey and the content of the plan. Venue is Henbury Village Hall

Full  colour versions of the plan will be available by the end of June

Meanwhile therere are two versions of the Plan:

Full plan complete with photos/ drawings/graphics

Text of the full plan without photos, etc

Full Survey graphical summaries

and a table of all 133 specific actions embedded in the plan can be viewed here (if you need the password please use the register option): Specific Actions in our CAP

 

Community Awards – 2016 – NEW DATE – 23rd September 2016

This evening event is planned for 23rd September 2016 at the Lawns venue of the AXA Sun Life Sports Ground.

Please, if you consider if anyone you know has made a significant contribution to our Community and thus deserves  our recognition, nominat e him / her using the form delivered with the newsletter or using this online link:  Nomination for 2016 Awards

Thank you

 

Henbury Rail Station Consultation- Last exhibition

Henbury Rail Station Consultation

 The consultation for Henbury rail station location starts on November 30 2015 and lasts until 25 January 2016

  • There’s one remaining exhibition on:
  • Wednesday 9 December 2015

At Henbury Library, Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7DR

from 2pm until 7pm

  • Further information and the consultation questionnaire can be accessed at: www.travelwest.info/metrowest
  • If you would rather complete a hard copy, you can contact Metrowest through the website or write to:

0117 903 6868

MetroWest Phase 2: Henbury station location consultation

Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads

Bristol BS1 6QH

We now have a draft Community Action Plan

Eight members of the Plan Steering Group took on the task of compiling one or more of the twelve sections of our draft plan which was submitted to the Community Development Foundation on 23rd November.

The twelve sections are:

  1. Traffic & Transport
  2. Youth Services & Provision
  3. Health & Wellbeing
  4. Education, Learning & Jobs
  5. Arts, Leisure & Culture
  6. Housing & Development
  7. Older People in our Community
  8. Sports & Fitness
  9. Getting Involved, Newsletter & Social Media
  10. Parks, Open Spaces & Growing
  11. Community Buildings
  12. Crime & Safety Issues

The full document can be viewed or downloaded here

Our draft plan is built on the views expressed by well over 350 local residents who returned a completed survey. We also put considerable weight on the views expressed at the Community Plan Conference in October.

But the plan is only in draft at the moment and needs considerable work to clarify who will be taking the required actions forward and precisely what some of those actions will be. This has to be completed by the third week of February.

If you can contribute in any way or suggest amendments to the draft plan we’d be very happy to hear from you. You can leave a comment using the link just below the title of this post, use the Contact Us menu option or email directly

 

Community Action Plan – November update

Significant effort went into setting up the Community Conference on 24th October in Henbury School with great support from members of the Community Action Plan ( CAP ) Steering Committee , Keith Houghton from our Neighbourhood Partnership and Jose Barco from the First Steps scheme who have helped fund the CAP survey and this conference.

On the Conference day  we were honoured to have the Lord Mayor,  Councillor Clare Campion-Smith, who came mid morning to encourage us along the path to producing our plan and to help us with Prize Draw. It was the luck of the draw that none of the  names drawn were actually present so there will be a presentation of the desirable prizes including £100 cash and 2 months full membership of Henbury Leisure Centre. Confgeneral2

The Conference itself commence with a short introduction from Mark Weston, Councillor and Brentry resident, an explanation of the First Steps Programme by Jose Barco and a briefing for the main table workshop sessions by Tim Parkinson.

CSFObKjWsAAtY9X CSEyvsTWEAAAKaH The morning and afternoon workshop sessions were set up for six tables each. The twelve table topics, which are likely to form the chapters of the CAP were in the morning: Travel & Transport; Arts, Leisure & Culture; Health & Wellbeing; Sport & Fitness; Older People; Community Safety & Crime.  In the afternoon the tables were: Education, Learning & Jobs; Community Buildings & Facilities; Youth Opportunities & Services; Parks, OCSEvkoCWwAAawBmpen Spaces & Growing; Housing & Development; Getting Involved, Newsletter & Social Media.

Most of the table discussions, which were looking to prioritise the key features for inclusion in the plan,  benefited from the presence of Bristol City Council officers or members of Avon & Somerset Police or Local GP Practice. These people kindly gave up most of the day to support our community and we are grateful to them.

Finally it was left to Tim Parkinson to conclude the conference by inviting further assistance in finalising the plan from those present. (The deadline for completion is the third week of February 2016.)And he did this with a loud peal on his handbell!

Post conference note: The best way to keep abreast of how the plan is developing  is to follow our Twitter for Plan @handbcap  You will also be able  follow progress on henburybrentrycommunity.org.uk and the Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/hbccnews

Community Action Plan and Survey update

As at the beginning of October we have received nearly 350 completed surveys. This achievement is due to the hard work of our newsletter deliverers in July backed up by two months of door knocking by our valued team of Community Survey Volunteers.

The collection of paper surveys has now closed (Delivery points have SAE envelopes fo any latecomers.  However it will continue to be possible to complete the survey online for the next couple of weeks with the link https://app.surveygizmo.com/distribute/share-pane/lid/2715047

And we are now working hard to prepare for the  Community Conference on 24th October at Henbury School.  This will be the first opportunity to assess the results from the survey and start building the Community Plan