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Build stronger and safe communities


Bristol is an increasingly diverse city, with 12% of the population from Black & Minority Ethnic backgrounds. It has proud communities across the city. We would like as many people as possible to be actively engaged and to participate in deciding how things are done, for example in helping make every area of the city feel safer.


Our diversity is increasing and will continue to do so over the next 8 years.  It is essential that we make sure that no one suffers disadvantage, that the gaps that exist between ethnic groups achievement, access to services and quality of life are tackled.


We would also like to ensure that people can get involved in shaping the way services are delivered in their area; from bins to buses.


Our Vision for Bristol is that our city is a safe place, and that the contributing factors to social exclusion, drugs misuse and crime are addressed adequately.


The Community Cohesion Strategy and the work of our Theme Board, Safer Bristol are both contributing to this outcome. 




Family enjoying tour of SS Great Britain in Bristol



"we have to make sure that people can get involved in influencing decisions"