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What is Brislington Community Partnership?

Brislington Community Partnership - a community resource for everyone in the area. The Partnership covers both Brislington East and West wards, and includes Broomhill, St Anne's and St Anne's Park amongst others.

Brislington Community Partnership became a Neighbourhood Partnership (NP) in 2008. NPs will assist local decision making on services and will be introduced across the city where local people can have more say in influencing delivery of services, bringing together local people, community groups, councillors, voluntary and statutory agencies. read more

Information for Carers

If you look after someone - partner, relative, child, friend, neighbour - who could not manage without you, you are a Carer and this information is for you.

Carer's Support Centre. This absolutely invaluable resource for help, information and advice. The website is crammed with easily accessible information and links to other resources. The Vassal Centre itself is easy to get to on the no. 5 bus service ('the Mint Route') which runs from Lewins Mead (with a stop outside the Bristol Fashion in Broadmead) to Fishponds, and stops in Gill Avenue right outside the centre.

Tell your GP you are a Carer. GPs keep a register of Carers, and can offer health checks and support.

Bristol Community Health. A not-for-profit social enterprise delivering publicly-funded NHS services, BCH is another excellent public resource.

Please check them out. Speaking from personal experience as a Carer, it's good to know you don't have to cope alone.


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Latest Updated 08.10.16 Amenities
Community Concerns Community Activities
Exercise Sports
Children and Young People




The minutes for Greater Brislington Neighbourhood Partnership, Monday, 26th September, 2016, 7.00 pm have now been published.
To check the publicly available information, see here.
The following items are included in the minutes:

17 Chairing Arrangements
18 Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information 19 Apologies for Absence and Substitutions
20 Declarations of Interest
21 Minutes of Previous Meeting
22 Actions and Matters Arising
23 Public Forum
24 Library Officer Update
25 NP Budget Update
26 NP Budget Requests
27 Highways Update 2016/17
28 Police and Community Safety Report
29 Neighbourhood Partnership Plan
30 NP Coordinators Report
31 Equalities Report
32 Any Other Business


Bristol Hate Crimes Services

Let's Stop Disability Hate Crime: A guide for disabled people (.pdf)


Neighbourhood Partnership Together

You may already know about this electronic discussion group. It seeks to link people from different parts of Bristol and provide them with a forum to exchange ideas and experiences related to the 14 Neighbourhood Partnerships. Recent discussions have been about cycling, environmental improvements, socially isolated older people, young people and much more. The only 'rules' are use your real name and, by all means, disagree, but do it politely and with respect. So far, we have a 100% record on this.

Neighbourhood Partnerships Together is independent of BCC and most participants are residents, but mayors, councillors and BCC staff are very welcome to join in (and perhaps should do so more frequently!) along with members of other agencies.

All the 14 NPs are currently represented and Neighbourhood Partnerships Together is a very good way of identifying people that can collaborate together around a common interest, build cooperation between NPs and, possibly, find a solution to to a problem that's been difficult for you and your NP.

A recent success has been the establishment of the Bristol Walking Alliance which has raised walkability as a top issue in the elections. Three NPs are currently affiliated to this new body and we expect other to join during 2016. Neighbourhood Partnerships Together has been a very efficient and cheap way of finding out who is doing what about walkability across the city.

Please encourage people in your area to become part of Neighbourhood Partnerships Together. It's very much 'the more, the merrier'.

Join by going to Neighbourhood Partnerships Together.

Police and Community Safety Update can be found here.


Wellbeing Fund report can be found here.

Park Byelaws Report can be found here.


The Bristol Arena exhibitions materials will be available online at This page will also signpost where the full planning applications can be found on the Bristol City Council website.

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Community Concerns


Changes Bristol is a small local charity and runs free weekly peer support groups in 8 locations around Bristol, which are for people with mild to moderate mental health issues (depression, anxiety, social phobia etc) and who may benefit from attending a confidential weekly group with other people experiencing similar issues. Peer support is based on shared personal experience and empathy, with the focus on people sharing their experiences to help one another. Mutual support can help people experiencing mental health issues to recover or get more control over their condition and live fulfilling lives.

Meetings are free to attend, are completely confidential, and no referral is needed. They are led by trained volunteer facilitators, and involve a discussion in a structured meeting. Changes uses resources from psychological techniques to help people manage their mental health, develop wellness tools and become more resilient. The 2011 English Mental Health Strategy recognised that peer support is one way for people to manage their own mental health. Mutual support meetings can help decrease social isolation, increase self-esteem, maintain mental health and help those making steps to recovery.

We hold meetings at various times of the day in 8 locations around Bristol, please following the link below for more details

Our website is at Changes.


The Matthew Tree Project, developers of the Food PLUS Network (formerly known as FoodStores) and with Food PLUS Centre's in Brislington and across South Bristol to provide food aid and support for people in hardship, is planning a new Community Project called FOODTURES at The Rock in Brislington.

Their proposal is to provide a new community recreational and learning space on site and provide long term unemployed people with training to help them find work in and around food growing, processing, distribution and marketing, as well as other topics like woodland management and environmental conservation - you can find out more about FOODTURES and complete a survey to help them develop their proposal here.

More information about the scheme available here, here, and here.


A pilot version of the Traffic Choices website is now online

Traffic Choices UK

The website helps neighbourhoods decide on new traffic schemes with the yearly traffic budget. It groups different treatments into problem categories (e.g. crossing the road, speeding) and gives a brief description, advantages/disadvantages, and how effective it is at solving a traffic problem. The information has been written by a researcher at the University of the West of England, and is presented in a de-jargonised, easy to read format.

There's also three very informative videos which give a summary of information about traffic schemes available, with examples from Bristol.

We hope it will stimulate debates about traffic schemes on local roads, based on high quality, unbiased research.

Do feel free to provide any feedback, as we are still in the pilot stage of the project.


Life Cycle UK runs fully accredited National Standard Instructor training courses; ideal for people who love cycling and want to work outdoors and stay active. The short, intensive courses are an opportunity to gain a qualification, boost income and help people to get cycling! We particularly encourage retired people to apply, especially those looking for part-time work. Please visit LifeCycle UK or telephone 0117 353 4580 for more information.

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Community Activities


Ever thought about putting something back into your community? Interested in local football? Now's your chance; Brislington FC is looking for local input to help run the club. We need to generate circa £75k each year to run a successful operation. As you can imagine this is a tall order but largely through the efforts of club members and the exploitation of our facilities we get there. But we are always on the look-out for fresh ideas new people to come forward and help.

Brislington Football Club was reformed in 1956 when an under 16 team entered in the Bristol Church of England League. The Club has evolved over the subsequent 50 years and now runs 3 men's teams, an Under 18 team, and Ladies team. Our teams play in the Toolstation Western League, Somerset County, Bristol Suburban & the South West Women's Leagues. If anyone is interested in playing at any of these levels please contact the club.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Jonathan Rogers on 07425 146871 or rogers63

All details of our fixtures can be found at

Our club is available for hire; see our website for further details. We are also on the look-out for a local darts team to use the clubhouse on weekday evenings. For details of availability please contact Sharon on 07429622306.

We provide opportunities for local business to show case their products or businesses through either our match day programme or pitch-side advertising. Full details of sponsorship packages can be obtained from Jonathan Rogers (rogers63 or 07452146871).

A warm welcome is afforded to any new spectators or sponsors.


Women's Institute
Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 at The Arnos Manor Hotel,470 Bath Road, Avon, Bristol BS4 3HQ.
We want members to join seeking new friendships with like-minded, local women. You may be new to this wonderful city, regaining your social life after starting families, or just craving new and stimulating company. Whatever the reason, coming along and try us!

External links: WI Blog
Facebook Brislington WI
Brislington WI

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Local Amenities

Firebird Studios is a 6 room rehearsal studio in the heart of Brislington. All of our professionally sound proofed studios are on the ground floor and we have plenty of parking. We have a cafe serving great tasting sandwiches, barista style coffee and delicious cakes as well as cans, crisps and chocolate. We also offer music lessons in guitar, bass, drums and piano for all ages and levels. Visit our website for more information: Firebird Studios

Firebird Studios
21 - 23 Emery Road, BS4 5PF
0117 972 1830

NB If a booking is missed or canceled without 48 HOURS prior notice, the full amount must be paid. To check studio availability, book rehearsals online and for general information, please go to Firebird Studios


Wilder Studios
We are located at 470, Bath Road, BS4 3HG, just next to the Arno's Park, in the Bath Road Studios (ex ITV Buildings). We offer Rehearsals, meetings, art activities, workshop spaces at very competitive rates. We were established in April 2011 and we aim to be a central facility for the communities of Brislington, Knowle, Totterdown, Temple Meads, but of course anyone else is more than welcome.
We would like to be known and reached by the whole communities, in particular for all those ones involved in music but also, arts, photographer, video makers, painters, classes, programmed activities with children for example, mini gigs and so on. We have plenty of space here available!
We are open from 9am to 12am 7 days a week.
For further information please contact:
Alberto Scanu
Tel: 07747 752396


The Armoury Gym
15-17 Brislington Hill
0117 9714865

Mon - 06:00 - 21:00
Tue - 06:00 - 21:00
Wed - 06:00 - 21:00
Thur - 06:00 - 21:00
Fri - 06:00 - 20:00
Sat - 08:00 - 16:00
Sun - 09:00 - 14:00


Thursdays from 5.30 to 6.30pm
Term time only
St Cuthbert's Church Hall
Sandy Park Road, Brislington

Keep fit exercise, Martial Arts technique & self defense
Come for a free trial session

Instructor Matt Stein 2nd Dan Black Belt
Grand Master LeVan 7th Dan Black Belt
Le Van Taekwondo

Tel Matt: 077 406 77581

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Walking for Health Bristol

Three new free weekly walks have been organised: see here for Victoria Park details, here for the South Bristol Greenway walk, and here for the Greville Smyth Park walk.

Everyone wlecome!


Brislington Runners

We meet at Arnos Manor Hotel every Saturday at 8am. We currently have between 15 - 20 women running with us on a Saturday morning ages ranging from 18 to 70. Our main aim for this women's only running club is to bring women in the area together. This will not only improve their health but it also provides a great social environment. To attend our running club you DO NOT need to be a runner as we provide coaching for complete beginners: one of the main reasons we formed the running club was to provide a starting block for women who want to improve their health and fitness.


Just Jog

- getting Bristol's women up and out!

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Hatha Yoga Class
St Annes Church Hall, Salisbury Road, Brislington.
Thursday evenings between 7.15pm - 8.15pm

The class is suitable for beginners or those returning to yoga after a break or those looking for a light hearted class at their own pace.
Block booking classes is £5 per class or £7 drop in. No booking required.
Please bring a mat if you have one as there are a limited number of mats available on first come basis.
Please bring a blanket for relaxation and wear clothing that you can move around in.
For more information contact Fiona, phone: 07956 173586, or Email.

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Kerensa Relaxation Class
From 12th Jan - 7.30pm at St Anne's Junior school, Wick Road.
No experience required. Price is £7.50 per session or block book 6 for £42.00. Please contact to book your space - Louise Craine 07973701730.
Further details here.

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Hi, I'm Kelly Allen and I love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party!
Come join me and you'll see what I mean. You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow my lead. It's easy! Come try it, I guarantee you will have a blast! Just bring some water and wear supportive footwear like trainers.
I look forward to meeting you at my NEW class, starting 9th Jan 2012
Hungerford Community Centre, Hungerford Rd, Brislington.
Mondays 7.30-8.30
£4 per session.
Contact Kelly for more info.


The Craft Forum
St Cuthberts Church
Friday Mornings 9.30-12.00
Learn new skills, Share ideas, have fun. Fee £3 inc. refreshments

Children and Young People


The Allison Road Mama Bear's nursery is close to the Brislington Park & Ride and served by the No.1 / 1A bus which goes to Cribbs Causeway via Temple Meads, the Centre, Westbury and Henbury, making it the ideal choice for working parents heading for those destinations.
The nursery has light well laid-out rooms, with three separate spaces for babies, toddlers and pre-school children filled with age-appropriate resources and tailored to the age groups' needs. There is also a huge range of outdoor facilities in its extensive gardens overlooking South Bristol, where the children have recently celebrated the 2016 Olympics by participating in their own mini Olympic games with hula hooping, bean bag throwing, as well as making some amazing medals.
Mama Bear's offers longer opening hours as standard across all their settings as a way of giving that extra bit of support to working families.
Mama Bear's is run by husband and wife team Bev and Tony Driffield. Established in 2002 the group now includes 22 nursery settings in Bristol, Somerset and Devon.
The family run organisation has gained a reputation in the South West for offering the highest quality, affordable care.

More information on Mama Bear's Day Nursery can be found at Mama Bear


i-Play Softplay, Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Knowle
9:30-10:05 Tiny Toes (18months- 3 yrs)
10:15-10:30 Tots tap (3 yrs+)
10.30-11.05 Mini Movers (3-4 yrs)
11.15-11.45 Twinkle's Tots (6-18 months)

St. Luke's Church Hall, Church Parade, Brislington
1.00-1.35 Mini Movers (3-4 yrs)
1.45- 2.20 Tiny Toes (18 months-3yrs)
2.30-3.00 Twinkle's Tots (6-18 months)

St. John Ambulance Hall, Wick RD, Brislington
9:30-10:05 Tiny Toes (18 months-3 yrs)
10:15-10:30 Tots tap (3 yrs+)
10.30-11.05 Mini Movers (3-4 yrs)
11.15-11.45 Twinkle's Tots (6-18 months)

The classes are £5 and £2.50 for tap but at the moment we are starting with 3 week trials for £15.
Email here: tel. 07715340610


Wingfield School of Ballet and Dance
The Wingfield School has been in Brislington for over 30 years, running classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz for students from the age of 3years.
The School has qualified teachers, who are CRB checked, and we enter children for their exams in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet and Imperial School of Dance for Tap, Modern and Jazz.
Classes are held in Holymead Junior School in Wick Road, on Thursday evening.

3.45 - 4.15 Pre-School Ballet for 3years plus
4.15 - 4.45 Pre-Primary Ballet - school age pupils
4.45 - 5.15 Beginners Tap
5.15 - 5.45 Primary Ballet approx 6years up
5.45 - 6.15 Grade 1 Tap approx 6 years up
6.15 - 6.45 Grade 2 Ballet - approx 8 years up
6.45 - 7.15 Grade 2 Modern/Jazz - approx 8 years up

If you are interested in your child joining in the classes then please do not hesitate to email me at wingfieldschool
Or telephone 0117 9503916.
Please check out our Website Wingfield School of Ballet and Dance


Hokey Cokey is a fun singing and signing class for children aged birth to five years of age.
The session consists of singing and signing children's songs, action songs and nursery rhymes.
We will be getting up and moving around, as well as exploring a different piece of music each week.
After the singing has finished, we will be playing parachute games before finally winding down with a drawing and colouring activity.
During the session there will be Time to Sign, with the opportunity to learn different baby/toddler signs each week.

St Peter's Methodist Church
Top of Allison Road

Every Wednesday Term Time Only
Including inservice days for Broomhill Infants'
Session 10am until 10.55am
£2.00 per family/childminder
Drop-in session - no need to book!

Clare's Drum School

The Saturday Drum School is designed for children and young adults from the age of 7. I teach a range of styles and techniques from simple snare drum rudiments and fun patterns to complex four-limbed rhythms. I teach everyone to read drum music as soon as they are ready as I feel this is invaluable. Adult beginner and improvers are also welcome.

I have been a drummer for over 20 years and my professional career saw me touring the U.K. and Europe extensively. I have been teaching drums for 15 years and after teaching in many schools across the region now specialise in teaching children but am happy to take on any keen adults as well.

I currently mix playing regularly with a variety of bands with teaching children drums and teaching at the popular Access to Music college.

Other Information
Saturday mornings.
Term times only.
Individual lessons.
From age 7 upwards.
20 minutes or 30 minutes slots now available
Location: St.Anne's
Contact: Tel. 0117 9332983, or

At present there are a couple of one-to-one lesson slots available in the in Autumn term 2012 so please contact me if you are interested in lessons for your son or daughter or for you!


Saturday Breakfast Club
A chance for dads and their kids to spend some quality time together!
For children 0-5 and their dads, every Saturday 9 - 11 am. Sessions alternate between St Anne's Park Children Centre and Broomhill Children Centre: run by Ian Sawyer (Bristol City Council fathers outreach worker). No charge, but donations (via donation tin) are welcome if you so choose.
Contact Ian by email or by phone on 0776 099 0832. All welcome!


Children's karate club at St Annes Church on Saturday mornings (09:30 - 10:30)
Instructor Simon Mackown
2nd Dan Black Belt
Tel: 07793 201149
Email Simon
Simon says: "I have been training for 13 years and have been teaching karate to children and adults for over 5 years. My main motivation is to help children be more physically active. I find that martial arts can act as a gateway to a healthier lifestyle for those not engaged with the usual sports; it certainly was the case with me. I have an enhanced CRB check and I am fully insured."
See here for more info

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