Community In Partnership
Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Rd, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1JP
The primary role of Neighbourhood Management (NM) is to understand the needs of residents in the local area, to influence service providers (e.g. Bristol City Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary) and encourage and enable them to improve their services so that they are better suited to the scale and nature of local needs.
To be able to make the decisions locally, a Neighbourhood Management Board has been created called Community in Partnership (CIP).
CIP now leading the way in making these improvements, as they will work to develop and implement the Neighbourhood Plan. This is a document that will shape how the future of the area should look. This will be developed over the next year with input from all local residents.
The Community in Partnership Board brings together elected local residents, community groups, and local agencies (like the police, health and education authorities, council departments, etc) to create a community-led organisation that will campaign for improved local services in the area. The Community In Partnership area includes the Filwood Ward, and parts of Knowle and Windmill Hill wards.
Community in Partnership News!
Community in Partnership chair Denise Britt is pleased to announce that as of 31stMarch 2010 the organisation is now recognised as a registered charity (1079436) and a registered company (03301167).
This follows the Knowle West Development Trust annual general meeting where it was agreed that the organisation change its name to Community in Partnership Knowle West, and that the partnerships eight elected residents replace the organisations trustees.
Also, from 1st April 2010 Community in Partnership ( working with the Park) has taken over responsibility for managing Filwood Community Centre from Bristol City Council. The agreement that was signed formalises an arrangement that has been running since July 2009.
Denise Britt Chair CIP elected resident rep zone 2
Denise Britt Chairs Report
My name is Denise Britt, Chair of Community In Partnership (CiP) a local group based at Filwood Broadway that is involved with all aspects of work within the community.
Examples of this work;
The Liveability group deals with environmental issues
CIP have a local newsletter (THE KNOWLEDGE) that gets delivered to all households on the estate communicating what goes on within the area, keeping up to date with what others are doing.
Some of the things that we have done this year are-
Knowle West Regeneration Framework
A Residents’ Planning Group has been working hard keeping up with meetings with the consultants and council officers looking at future development of what our community could be like in the next 20 years. A huge amount of our time and commitment is needed.
I really would like to stress how important this work is and how it affects our future, come along and give us your ideas before its too late!
Taking over the responsibility of running Filwood Community Centre from Bristol City Council (BCC). A receptionist is there to welcome anyone using the centre.
The Hall is available to hire for events, weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations etc. There are also meeting rooms available for hire. Very competative rates!
Further info on booking the hall contact June McNeil (0117) 9038052
49 Small Grants given to local groups across the estate helping small groups to achieve things they otherwise might not have done.
- KWHP –massage couch enabling disabled and larger people to participate in healthy activities. Lunch Club sing along CD
- Filwood Fun-day, Hearts & Stars awards.
- Various sports activities including youth, adults, women’s football and girls netball teams.
- Buried Treasure -environmental work in the community
- The Park annual OAP Xmas party.
- KWHP & various OAP groups Xmas meals.
- Eagle House -30 children taken to theatre to watch pantomime.
a small sample of what small grants has helped local groups to achieve.
Street Reps are being re-launched in the community. Street Reps report environmental issues such as fly tipping, street lighting, abandoned vehicles etc. There are 33 active members; we would like every road to have a rep.
Events included a Talent Contest, Fun-day and the Hearts & Stars with local volunteers being recognised for their volunteer work in the community.
A very big thank-you to the Board of CiP and dedicated Staff at Community In Partnership office Filwood Broadway as none of this would have been possible without them.