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Social action: Young people making a difference in their communities

Posted on Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 8:56 pm by SH (Editor)

Social Action Youth (SAY): Graffiti project at Patchway Common Skate Park.

After the success of their first wave of social action projects in South Gloucestershire, Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) has started its second wave of ‘Social Action’ mentor recruitment, focusing on young people in the local area. They are training students from schools in Patchway and Bradley Stoke as mentors, who will take on the role to inspire younger students to make positive change in their local communities.

Mentors at Bradley Stoke Community School and the Concorde Partnership are in the process of working with younger students aged 11-14, to engage and motivate them to plan and carry out different social action projects. These projects will help the young people develop new and existing skills, build positive relationships between those on project and use their new skills to complete their community work.

Previous projects have included a wide range of activities such as collections for the local food bank, decorating bat boxes for a local woodland walk, a dementia friendly art project and the installation of new park equipment to encourage local residents to increase the use of a community green space.

The Social Action Youth (SAY) pilot project, which is funded by the Cabinet Office’s Youth Social Action Journey Fund, will support 720 young people to deliver social action projects in communities across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The project is delivered by a partnership between SBCP, Creative Youth Network and Young Bristol.

By March 2015, 240 young mentors (aged 15+) will develop leadership skills and gain an NOCN Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice, as they support a further 480 younger volunteers (aged 10-14) to design and deliver their own community projects. Following their participation in the SAY project, the National Citizen Service (NCS) provides an opportunity for young people to continue their social action journey.

A wide range of social action projects have been delivered through SAY, reflecting the diverse needs and aspirations of different communities. These include a pop-up community café, a community nature trail, intergenerational projects to improve communal spaces in residential homes and supported housing, support for homelessness, community artwork, and fundraising for local charities.

A celebration of project outcomes and young people’s achievements will be held on 19th March at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

For more information about SAY projects in your area, please contact Lori Ramsay or Alison Finn at SBCP on 01454 868570.

Photo: A social action youth project at the skate park on Patchway Common in 2014.

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Council survey asks: How do you feel about living in Bradley Stoke?

Posted on Thursday 13th December 2012 at 2:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Southern Brooks Community Partnership.

A survey launched this week aims to find out how people feel about living in Bradley Stoke, whether residents are satisfied with existing community facilities/activities and whether there is a need for any new community groups or activities to be developed for the town.

The consultation is being carried out by Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) on behalf of Bradley Stoke Town Council, as part of ongoing community development work carried out by the charity using grant aid funding from the Council.

SBCP’s Winsome Barrett-Muir, who has designed the survey questionnaire in cooperation with Town Councillors, says she is hoping to get at least 400 responses, in order for the exercise to be statistically useful.

Ms Barrett-Muir said:

“We would welcome the participation of all residents of the town as this survey will help shape any new community development initiatives.”

“Previous community work has resulted in the formation of the Friends of Jubilee Green to help increase the use of the park, the creation of Bradley Stoke Community Radio and the support of several strategic groups in the town.”

To complete the survey online, visit:

Paper copies of the survey are available at Bradley Stoke Library, where completed forms can be posted into a collection box.

The survey will remain open until the end of January 2013 and SBCP says it will publish the results on its website in March 2013.

Anyone completing the survey is given the option of entering a prize draw to win an as yet unspecified prize.

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Programme of events for International Women’s Day announced

Posted on Monday 20th February 2012 at 1:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) has announced its programme of events to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD)  in the Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway and Stoke Gifford areas.

Events will run from Monday 5th March to Friday 16th March and include coffee mornings, poetry readings and workshops on topics ranging from photography and painting to self defence and even a fashion show.

The celebrations will culminate with the Southern Brooks Outstanding Women’s Award presentation to be held at Bradley Stoke Community School on Friday 16th March from 6:30pm to 8pm. Winners of the three International Women’s Day awards will be announced and there will be traditional Indian dance and ballet for entertainment.

Speaking about International Women’s Day, SBCP’s Winsome Barrett-Muir said:

“We have an eclectic mix of activities happening at various venues. Local people and organisations have been working extremely hard to put this exciting programme together so there should be something for everyone.”

More: Details of the Bradley Stoke IWD events »

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Nominations open for 2012 Outstanding Women’s Awards

Posted on Monday 26th December 2011 at 1:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Southern Brooks Outstanding Women's Awards 2012

Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) has announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2012 Outstanding Women’s Awards, which are to be presented as part of the local International Women’s Day celebrations.

The aim of the awards is to celebrate the many contributions that women and girls make to their families and communities – improving the lives and wellbeing of those around them.

Nominations are welcomed for women living in the Southern Brooks area, which includes Bradley Stoke, Filton, Patchway and Stoke Gifford.

Awards will be presented under the following three categories:

Community Award

For women who have taken on the role of community leaders either through their volunteering efforts, examples include running a toddler group, youth or ladies’ group etc, or by going beyond their work specification or leading a pressure campaign to make changes benefiting their community. For women who have demonstrated leadership activities that have benefited their communities.

Business Woman’s Award

For women who have either set up or managed a local business which has grown significantly; or have developed their employees, or women who have mentored others in business and are role models in their fields. For women making a positive impact on the communities that they work in.

More: Young Woman’s Award and how to nominate »

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