Protect our community spaces

COMMUNITY organisations including St Werburgh’s Community Centre and The Ardagh have joined a citywide campaign to protect and enhance Bristol’s shared spaces.

They want urgent measures to safeguard and improve the facilities, which are under threat due to various challenges.

The campaign highlights the need for the process underpinning decisions on council-owned buildings to reflect their importance as the connecting fabric of our communities.

Sixteen organisations have signed a manifesto calling for several changes to ensure community buildings are appropriately valued.

Leaders of the organisations involved are inviting people to visit and share what their local space means to them, by adding a memory, word, sentence, or feeling to a ribbon. These will form a collective artwork  that demonstrates how much these spaces mean to Bristol residents. Residents can also share views on a virtual ribbon on social media using the hashtag #CommunityRoots.