Local people and businesses still have the chance to have their say on the improvements they would like to see on Filwood Broadway as part of the council’s pandemic recovery fund.
The council engaged with businesses and residents from September to November 2021 to find out their views on the city centre and nine priority high streets – including Filwood Broadway.
Working with Filwood Broadway Working Group (FBWG) they have gathered ideas on the type of events and activities people would like for the street – and are “now looking for more detail on the improvements and activities people have suggested to make sure funding is put to best use.”
Feedback included “improving the children’s play area, adding greenery, and bringing more events into the area.”
There were also calls for “improvements to the general appearance of the area, tackling anti-social behaviour, and a widening of the retail offer.” The top three suggestions were a greengrocers, a butchers and a supermarket/convenience store.
The most requested events for the street included markets – food and mixed – followed by family fun days.
Anyone who lives near, visits or works on Filwood Broadway can share their views in the online high street recovery survey or register for an online focus group:
On Saturday 22 January reCreate Filwood – a community co-design session is taking place online from 11am – 2pm, supported by FBWG, Create Streets Foundation and Bristol City Council.
Bristol City Council is also holding an online engagement workshop on Tuesday 8 February from 6.30-8pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/filwood-broadway-engagement-workshop-tickets-242731796337
The other priority high streets are Brislington (Brislington Hill and Bristol Hill), Church Road (St George), East Street (Bedminster), Filton Avenue, Shirehampton High Street, Stapleton Road, Stockwood (Hollway Road and Stockwood Road) and Two Mile Hill.
For more details and a summary of what people have said about each street visit the council website: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/business-support-advice/high-street-improvements