Clean Air Zone in Bristol – Have your Say

Official Banner for Bristol City Council’s Traffic Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council is consulting on two options for a Traffic
Clean Air Zone to control the effects of vehicle pollution.

The two options aim to protect public health and reduce harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide to within legal limits.

The consultation runs until Monday 12 August 2019. The Council are running Drop-in sessions at the Following Locations:

Thursday 11 July, 2.30–7.30pm – Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Rd, Barton Hill, BS5 0AX

Monday 15 July, 3.30–7.30pm – Easton Leisure Centre
Thrissell St, Easton, BS5 0SW

Monday 22 July, 2.30–7.30pm – Hope Chapel
Hope Chapel Hill, Hotwells, BS8 4ND

Wednesday 24 July, 2.30–7.30pm – Marksbury Road Library
Marksbury Rd, Bedminster, BS3 5LG

Tuesday 30 July, 2.30–7.30pm – Malcolm X Community Centre
141 City Rd, St Pauls, BS2 8YH

Tuesday 6 August, 2.30–6.30pm – City Hall (Vestibule)
Just off Park St towards the main entrance

If you have accessibility needs please let the Council know which drop-in you intend to come along to and what needs to be provided by calling 0117 352 1397 or emailing

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Deaf Dementia 2 by the Deaf Studies Trust

July 18th – 6pm to 8pm at Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ

Guest speaker Emma Ferguson-Coleman of the University of Manchester will be discussing the following:

  • what dementia is
  • stories from the Deaf community
    about living with dementia everyday
  • communication with BSL-users with dementia & families

It’s free and All are welcome to attend. BSL Interpreter’s will be in attendance.

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Harbourside Festival – Do you like the Festival but not the crowds? Well this is for you!

Join us at M Shed for a Bristol Harbour Festival experience 
with a difference!
Saturday 20 July, 11am – 5 pm
Serving up the best views of the action from our rooftop Event Suite and terrace, you can soak up the sunshine and enjoy locally sourced fresh food and drink without the queues and crowds.
Tickets include:
Open access to the top floor Events Suite and terrace from 11am5pm

Summer cocktail on arrival

A delicious summer mezze buffet and Bar facility

Adults £10 | Children (under 12) £7
Continue the festival in the M Café until 10pm.


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Job Opportunity With Alzheimers Society in Bristol

Alzheimer’s Society – South West England

Dementia Navigator 

Contract Type: 12-month Fixed Term

Location: Bristol (Brookland Hall)

Salary: £20,345.00 actual per annum

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 12 July 2019

Interview Date: 23/07/2019

Contact: Telephone 07545 701142

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The RNIB and Peoples Views survey

RNIB and Peoples Views are looking for blind and partially sighted people aged 45 years to 75 years who have only been registered blind or partially sighted in the last 3 years; and, additionally, people aged 75 years and over who might have been registered for longer (they can take someone 75 years + who has an age related condition).

The RNIB wish to explore how the organisation can better engage with blind and partially sighted people.

The workshop will include a £100 thank you for taking part.

They are also offering support with travel costs and those of a chaperone if required on an individual needs basis.

If you are interested in taking part then please email back with the following required information:



Are you registered as severely sight impaired/partially sighted or with mild sight loss?:

How long have you been registered with sight loss?:

Which best describes your condition – stable / variable;  deteriorating / unsure?:

How familiar are you with the RNIB?:

What is your ethnic background?:

Do you require a chaperone or any additional help attending and participating?:

We would like to send you some additional information prior to event such as agenda and info – are you happy to be contacted by the RNIB?:

In what format would you like to receive this information:

Your phone number:

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Judging Without Knowing – An Original Play by Bristol Somali Women

Judging Without Knowing

1st & 2nd July at 7pm 

acta Centre, Bedminster BS3 3AY

An original play by Bristol Somali Women

“There’s so much to celebrate about the Somali culture, but we feel we are being judged and criminalised. We need to speak out and let people know, FGM doesn’t define who we are. Things are different now, we need people to stop judging us and see who we really are.”

Tickets £3 from or 0117 9532448

“Judging Without Knowing is a show that takes the well argumented FGM narrative on its head. For too long the focus has been on how barbaric the procedure is and that the communities involved cannot help themselves unless there’s awareness and punitive consequences for those who practice it. For many in the community this “white saviour” approach endorsed by a handful of disconnected Somali women is patronising and pose more harm than good.
The show depicates how the current FGM procedures deeply affects the families they come in contact with. The women in the show offer a snippet of what life is like when you’re constantly suspected of a crime because of your cultural background.
The women in the show are adamant to continue their fight against this stigma until the end of these discriminatory guidelines.” – Hibo, Performer

A partnership between acta Theatre and Talo.

The venue is accessible with parking, accessible toilets, lifts and a hearing induction loop. However, there will not be a BSL interpreter at the performances.

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Don’t shut Disabled people out of mainstream education Petition

Increased demand upon school budgets, at the same time as less funding from central government, means many Disabled children are not getting the support they need and others are being turned down by mainstream schools because the school knows it can’t meet the young person’s education support needs.  You can read more and sign the petition here:

This campaign is really important and the more support we can get behind it the better chance we have of succeeding.  

Can you also take a moment to share the petition with others?  It’s really easy – all you need to do is forward this email or click these links: 

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DoDo you or someone you know employ a European PA – or are you one of those PAs? If so this is for you!

Bristol Law Centre can support applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) for complex cases. We can also help professionals if they have an individual case they need advice on, please email More information can be found on our website, please click here.

Bristol Law Centre also hosts a Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC), and will be working with others in the city to ensure accurate information about the scheme and where to get help. 

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