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The Greater Bedminster Community Partnership

The Greater Bedminster Community Partnership is an alliance of local councillors, voluntary and community organisations, private businesses and public agencies within the two Bristol wards of Southville and Bedminster. About 21,000 people live within this area.


The partnership will bring benefit to people living in the area by:


  • encouraging greater cooperation and effectiveness between private, public and social economy organisations
  • offering increased opportunities for residents to influence the making and implementing of policy
  • being inclusive and vigorously opposing discrimination


Neighbourhood Partnership and Forum Meetings


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 meeting:


  • 24th June 2013 - 7.00pm - 9.00pm -Southbank Club, Bristol
  • 21st October 2013 - 7:00 - 9:00pm - Southville Centre, Bristol
  • 27th January 2014 - 7:00 - 9:00pm - Venue TBC
  • 24th March 2014 - 7:00 - 9:00pm - Venue TBC



View the Greater Bedminster Community Involvement Plan 2010-2012


Living With Urban Foxes

A booklet full of information about Urban Foxes - 'Living with urban foxes' can be found here.


The Draft Dame Emily Improvement Plan can be viewed here


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.


Greater Bedminster - Toilets & Benches Map

Click here to see the toilets and benches map for Greater Bedminster.


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


For further information please follow the link below


The Board, Greater Bedminster Community Partnership (2011-2012)


Local Councillor Group.


Cllr Sean Beynon - Southville Ward - (Vice Chair)

Cllr Tess Green - Southville Ward

Cllr Colin Smith - Bedminster Ward -

Cllr Mark Bradshaw - Bedminster Ward -


Representing Community , Voluntary and Faith Organisations


Matthew Symonds - Southville CDA (Chair)

Ben Barker - Dame Emily Park Project (Secretary)

Alice Ferguson- Greville Road Residents' Assoc.

Diane Jones - Transition BS3

David Parry- Ashton Vale Heritage Group

Alan Pratley - Swiss Drive Neighbourhood Watch

Jim O'Shaunessy- Climate action Bedminster (JAB)

Les Potter- Southville CDA.

Sami Chugg- Transistions BS3

Nigel Singer - Windmill Hill City Farm


Representing Business


David Holford- DJDH

Mark Letcher- Climate Works Ltd.


Representing Equalities


Yukiko Hosomi - Equalities Action Group.


Representing Young People

2 Vacancies


Permenant Statutory Sector Observer Group (non voting)

Nick Christo- BCC Area Coordinator

Lorna Heaysman BCC Neghbouthood Development

Samantha Mahony BCC Democratic Services

Caroline Bullen- Neighbourhood Inspector, Poilce

Graeme Watson- Fire & Rescue Service

Vacancy- CYPP Partnership

Vacancy- Bristol NHS




The Greater Bedminster Community Partnership

Get in touch...


Nick Christo

Area Coordinator





Equalities representatives:

John Vickery

Contact through your Area Co-ordinator

Next Partnership meeting 24th June 2013 (agenda)
Previous Partnership meeting agenda and minutes (25th March 2013)