Main picture by Ian Watt: Noise volunteers helping to spruce up Inns Court last year.
Hundreds of volunteers will be working on community projects across Bristol – including Knowle West – on the May bank holiday weekend (4- 6 May).
The Noise is a large-scale event which has been run annually by Bristol churches since 2001. For a few days each year – local people in brightly coloured T-shirts dig gardens, pick litter and paint community centres as well as making cream teas for senior citizens and running free events.
Last year saw the largest Noise event to date, with practical projects and free local events taking place in communities across the city. There were over 1,400 volunteers ranging from age five to over 80-years-old.
Rachel Varley, part of the core team, explains: “We’re excited to host the 19th year of The Noise in Bristol and see volunteers inspired to connect more with what’s happening in their local communities…
“It’s also been a wonderful way to encourage those working hard to bring positive change in communities all year round and show love to individuals and families who are facing tough times. We know that, working together in a practical way, can build Bristol as a ‘city of hope’.”
As well as practical community projects taking place in Knowle West the whole weekend – there will also be a Family Fun Afternoon on Melvin Square, Monday 6 May from 2-4pm.