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Avonmouth and Kingsweston

The Avonmouth and Kingsweston Neighbourhood Partnership was launched in January 2008. The steering group is made up of councillors, service providers and residents from each of the four distinct communities in the area.


Priorities identified at the Joint Open Workshop in November 2010 are:


  • Domestic abuse
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Community engagement and capacity building
  • Young people's activities
  • Activities for the elderly
  • Communication

    Please click here to view the engagement plan.


    Neighbourhood Partnership meetings and Forum meetings work together to progress the issues raised in each Neighbourhood Partnership. If you have any suggestions about how the forums should be run or things you would like to discuss, please .


    Next Neighbourhood Partnership meetings: 


    • Tuesday 11th June 2013 - 7pm - Highgrove Church
    • Tuesday 17th September 2013 - 7pm - St Bedes School
    • Tuesday 3rd December 2013 - 7pm - St Mary's Tithe Barn, Shirehampton
    • Tuesday 6th March 2014 - 7pm - venue TBC
    • Neighbourhood Partnership Action Plan- Click to view.


    Avonmouth Forum meeting dates:


    • Monday 2nd September 2013 -6.30pm, Avonmouth Community Centre, Avonmouth Road, Avonmouth, Bristol BS11 9EN


    View the actions from the last Neighbourhood Forum


    Lawrence Weston Forum meeting dates: 

  • Thursday 29th August 2013 - 6.30pm, venue TBC
    • Tuesday 20th August 2013 - 6.30pm, venue TBC 
  • View the actions from the last Neighbourhood Forum


    For information on what is happening in Lawrence Weston please visit


    Sea Mills Forum meeting dates:

    Tuesday 20th August 2013 - 6.30pm - venue TBC

    Tuesday 19th November 2013 - 6.30pm - venue TBC

    Tuesday 11th February 2014 - 6.30pm - venue TBC



    View the actions from the last Neighbourhood Forum


    Shirehampton Forum meeting dates:

    We have been working with Shirehampton Community Action Forum to improve accessibility along the Yellow Brick Road (part of Lamplighters Marsh) this will be celebrated at the Wild City Community Festival which will take place along the Yellow Brick Road on the 22nd June 2013


    A list of SCAF Community Safety meetings can be found here.


    In Shirehampton meetings are organised by SCAF, please go to for further information.


     Service Level agreement with Safer Bristol - can be found here.


     Avonmouth and Kingsweston Parks and Green Space Priorities

    Can be viewed here.


    Well-being Grant Applications

    Avonmouth and Kingsweston Neighbourhood Partnership invite local groups to bid for up to £500 from the Well Being fund to address local priorities:

    Our priorities are:

    Domestic Abuse

    Celebrating Diversity

    Community engagement and capacity building

    Young peoples activities

    Activities for the elderly



    Download a copy of the Well-being Grant Application form. Once you have completed the application form, please send it back to


    Important deadlines are:

    August 10th for a 17th September or after project start date

    November 9th for a January or after project start date.


    Community Action Fund


    The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is launching a new Community Action Fund to provide residents and community groups with small grants of up to £5000 for activities that support her four priorities. To find out more please use the link below 


    Traffic Schemes

    Representatives from all the Neighbourhood Partnerships met to discuss the devolved traffic funds and how this is progressing. A summary of the findings from the meeting can be viewed here.


    For information on what is happening in Avonmouth please go to


    Members of the Neighbourhood Partnership


    Cllr Doug Naysmith - Avonmouth -

    Cllr Tim Leaman - Kingsweston -

    - Kingsweston -

    - Avonmouth

    Inspector Mark Runacres - Police -

    Peter Bentley - Extended Schools


    Membership of the NP

    We are reviewing the membership of the Neighbourhood Partnership. If you have got views about what the membership should be like and who should be involved, please get in touch.


    Resident NP Members



    Sea Mills


    John Bees- Chair

    Ann Green

    Jenny Winfield

    David Trivitt




    Gil Osman

    Renee Slater


    David Thomas




    Alv Hirst

    Angela Abbott




    Lawrence Weston


    Mark Pepper

    Nigel Barret

    Anne Hawker


    Equalities Reps


    Valerie Jenkins

    Val Pospischil


    Voluntary Sector Rep


    Paul Jayson 




 What's happening about Lawrence Weston College Site?

The former Lawrence Weston College site, part of which is owned by Bristol City Council (Children and Young Peoples Services Department) and part owned by the City of Bristol College (approximately 50% each) has been laying empty for over 12 months now. The owners have been working together with other key stakeholders, including local Councillors and the Lawrence Weston Communtiy Sector Network to agree how to move forward on this site.


The City Council proposes to use it's City Design Group in conjunction with other skills to develop ideas and options for the site. These will be refined and used to guide how the site can be developed in the future. The engagement of local people in the process will help shape how the site can meet local needs and contribute to the delivery of a communtiy led plan for the wider area.

We expect this work to be carried out before the end of October 2012.

Please contact Helen Bone on 8 or if you want to join a friends of the College Site Group and be actively involved in this work.


Avonmouth and Kingsweston Neighbourhood Forum will also be consulting on this issue on 7th February 2012 at 6.30pm at Benedictus Theatre, St Bedes school.



Avonmouth and Kingsweston

Get in touch...


Hayley Ash

Area Coordinator


Raquib Khandker


Development Officer



Equalities representatives:

Waltraud Pospischil (Val)

Val Jenkins

Contact through your Area Co-ordinator

Next Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting 11th June  2013 (Agenda to follow)
Previous Partnership meeting  minutes (4 March 2013)