Filwood Chase History Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKdxb2DmjLk A video about Filwood Chase History Society made by Man Alive Jim Smith pitching for the Filwood Chase History Society grant at our grants event at the Novers Club in January 2020. Filwood Chase History Society is based at The Park Centre on Daventry Road. They're a small group of local residents who have … Continue reading Filwood Chase History Society

Knowle West Community Information: Please Share 05.01.21

There has been a significant increase in Covid cases in Filwood; we currently have the highest number of positive cases in Bristol with cases generally increasing across the city.  In particular, there has been a big increase in the 30 – 59 year olds contracting the disease in our area.  There has been a high … Continue reading Knowle West Community Information: Please Share 05.01.21

The Filwood Fantastic Mini-Golf Club by Megan Clark-Bagnall Visual Artist // Social Maker

HIYA,  My name is Meg. I’m a local artist based here in Knowle West. I live and work in my home & art studio both at the top of Novers Hill, and through this project I met a NEW next door neighbour for the first time. A lovely person who I didn’t know before lockdown! … Continue reading The Filwood Fantastic Mini-Golf Club by Megan Clark-Bagnall Visual Artist // Social Maker

To/Fro – A volunteer-resident buddying web app created for the Knowle West Alliance Covid Support Hub

Julia Williams, Bristol City Council Community Development Practitioner for Knowle West, writes… During a weekend in April 2020, amidst the pandemic, volunteers used their digital skills as part of the European Commission’s Hackathon, resulting in an innovative solution to improve and create a localised volunteer support system in Knowle West. Knowle West Alliance supported by … Continue reading To/Fro – A volunteer-resident buddying web app created for the Knowle West Alliance Covid Support Hub

How the community came together – my lockdown story (by Frances Coates – Knowle West Alliance Community Development Worker)

It all happened so quickly at the beginning…One minute we were going about our normal lives, and the next everything had stopped and we were shut inside our homes.  Just before we went into lockdown, I remember going to see my Line Manager and saying how concerned I was that I wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading How the community came together – my lockdown story (by Frances Coates – Knowle West Alliance Community Development Worker)

Guest blog: David Paull – A volunteer’s story

Bud and Sasha I have been a volunteer dog walker for around 10 years with the Cinnamon Trust, who are a national charity that help elderly and seriously ill people to look after their pets. Before COVID-19 came along, I was walking a 15-year-old Jack Russell called Bud for an elderly couple who live in … Continue reading Guest blog: David Paull – A volunteer’s story

Guest Post: Vicky Beckwith CEO of Re:Work – How’s it going?

Am I the only person who feels they have slipped into an alternative universe? Maybe I have been binge watching too many sci-fi box sets but, really, I never thought I would be checking the government website to see how many people I am permitted to meet with in a park! But here I am, … Continue reading Guest Post: Vicky Beckwith CEO of Re:Work – How’s it going?

Guest blog: Julia Williams from BCC Community Development Team

In South Bristol, we’ve built up a dedicated base of volunteers who are responsive and pro-active, creating a cooperative relationship with them– as they support others we support them. We are in touch with 80 volunteers of which 34 are currently active with over 170 hours of volunteering completed. One volunteer has completed 24 hours … Continue reading Guest blog: Julia Williams from BCC Community Development Team