People living in Barton Hill, Redfield, and St George have the chance to share their views on which measures they’d like to see introduced to their neighbourhood, as we look to make east Bristol safer, healthier, and greener.
Liveable Neighbourhoods are areas of a city where improvements are designed in partnership with local communities. Their aim is to achieve a better balance between how streets are used for transport and people. Measures can be small scale and easy to install, such as planting trees, providing more benches, community activity spaces, and better lighting, while making it easier to catch a bus and to walk or cycle, with improved infrastructure and measures to reduce through traffic.
The project is about working in partnership with communities to create stronger, safer and happier neighbourhoods. It is one of the ways we will be working in partnership to make Bristol a sustainable city with a lower impact on our planet and a healthy environment for all.
Developing a pilot Liveable Neighbourhood follows on from my pledge to the city, and the ideas from Bristol’s first Citizens’ Assembly, who backed this call for neighbourhoods to be reimagined so they are people-centred and more liveable.
The east Bristol pilot, funded by the West of England Combined Authority, will set out to deliver a safe, healthy, inclusive, and attractive environment where everyone can breathe clean air, have access to better quality green and play space, and feel a part of their community. Liveable Neighbourhoods give us the opportunity to rethink and reset where we live, empowering local communities to transform their neighbourhoods into places where people want to spend more time, as well as increasing a sense of pride and belonging.
The first round of engagement is running until 13 March 2022. A survey has gone out to 6,000 homes and 400 businesses across east Bristol asking for views on the measures that people would like to see introduced. An online survey is also available on the Bristol City Council website, and nearly 1,400 suggestions and responses have already been added to the interactive map. Virtual chats with project team members can also be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0117 903 6449 and leaving a message.
Businesses across the project area of Barton Hill, Redfield, and St George are also being invited to complete an additional survey. It asks for information about individual businesses, such as how many employees they have, how deliveries are made, how staff travel to work, and how their waste is collected. This survey is also available on the Liveable Neighbourhoods’ website.