Family fun day brings community together in Bristol

27 August 2015

800 local people came along to enjoy a family fun day in St Pauls, Bristol on Saturday 15 August. The event was organised by local people with our support.

A group of mothers took the lead in planning the event, after they approached our Community Empowerment Team back in May with their idea to organise the family fun day in St Agnes Park and the St Paul’s Adventure Playground.

We set up a working group and met weekly, to ultimately deliver an event which included everything from gardening activities and free bike repairs to DJ sets, a talent show and a circus skills workshop.

Pete Davies, our Community Empowerment Manager, said, “This event was a great success. In the absence of the St. Paul's Carnival this summer, this event provided an opportunity for the community to come together. This not only included current residents of St Pauls, but also people who used to live in the area, giving them a chance to reconnect with the community they grew up in.

A survey earlier this year of our households in St Pauls revealed that 20% of residents were unsatisfied with their neighbourhood as a place to live. We’ve been working hard in the area to turn this around and build the whole community’s capacity and confidence to lead more positive changes in the future.

We continue to support the St. Paul's Adventure Playground Management Committee with their aim of becoming a Community Interest Company.”

Thanks to our partners, Sustrans and Travel West, Imayla CIC, United Communities and Learning Partnership West for their contributions to the event. 

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