Following the Ofsted/CQC inspection findings of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) services across Bristol, Bristol City Council are developing their Written Statement of Action SEND improvement plan.
They want to know what children and young people would like to see improved and what is working well to help them make the significant changes needed across the local area.
Future Parks of Bristol City Council want to encourage local people to explore how their Parks and Green Spaces benefit their community. What is already happening that can be built on? What opportunities do people see, and how can we as communities make those opportunities a reality?
They want to work alongside community organisations to generate a groundswell of conversations, inspiration and ideas around Parks and Green Spaces.
National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund have invested significantly in Bristol Future Parks to pilot a programme to transform how we manage our parks into the future. Over the next two years the Bristol Future Parks team will work with a range of partners, investors and local communities to rethink how we fund, maintain and reimagine our parks. This will include finding social and environmental impact investment opportunities, exploring how parks can offset the cost of treating health related issues, building community enterprise capacity, and developing new operating models to generate revenue.
There are no pre-conceived ideas as to what the final solutions will involve. Come and have the conversation.
6.30 – 8.30pm, Tuesday, 10 March Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Ave, Bristol BS4 1NL
1.00 – 3.00pm, Thursday, 2 April The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, Bristol BS4 1DQ
Are you between the age of 18-30? Could you lend your help to Lydia, a Fashion student studying the accessibility of the retail stores and how this affects those with a physical disability?
The idea is a review based app, which allows users to write and read reviews of retail stores, which specifically focus around the accessibility of the store, and everything that entails. This will mean that people can ensure that a store is accessible before arriving there preventing any embarrassment of potential bad experiences in the store. There will be compulsory features, such as whether the store has step free access or an accessible changing room.
This will provide users with an improved enjoyment of their shopping experience, aiming to reduce the difficulty faced when shopping with extra accessibility needs.
The app will have a feature in which people can sort reviews by the location of the store, specifying the city the store is in, or by the brand.
Alongside the review section, a forum feature will be added to the app which means that people can chat with others who face the same issues as themselves, and to discuss issues that they face. The idea of secret forums will mean that the user will not feel any judgement from other individuals, creating a safe environment.
The format of an app has been chosen to allow for the ease of using it in the go. The app will be intended to be used before the shopping trip, on the go to check if a store is accessible, and after the shopping trip to be able to rate the shopping experience in that store, and help others in this area.
A premium feature will be available, which will allow users to pay a small fee for additional features.
The forum have been asked to bring a panel of Disabled people together to advise on the design of a walkway.
Would you like to attend a meeting on 23rd March, to give your views on the accessibility of some ideas for improving a shared path? It’s a cycle path that’s shared with pedestrians, not a pavement shared with cyclists. I.E. it’s not a situation where we will discuss the route being for pedestrians only.
Your food and travel expenses will be paid for.
Please let us know if you are interested/available to attend.