Be on Bristol Citizens’ Panel

Are you interested in becoming part of the Bristol Citizens’ Panel?

The Panel has been running over 20 years but we need to add new members!  It’s an online Panel where residents of Bristol are asked about their views and opinions on a wide range of issues. You will be asked to complete surveys up to 4 times a year and can leave the Panel at any time you choose.

You can take part

Romney Avenue (formerly house numbers 190-196), Lockleaze – Housing Engagement Planning Views Wanted by the Council

Counvil;Bristol City Council’s housing delivery team is looking at early designs for new affordable homes on a small site located at 190-196 Romney Avenue. We are at the very early stages of this process and want to reach as many people in the community as possible. This project will be in your neighbourhood and we want your views to help us shape the design.

Tell them what you like and dislike about the proposals for the site. You can take part at 

This survey will close on 29 March 2021

Share your views with the Council on Taxi Licencing in Bristol

Bristol City Council is consulting on a number of changes to hackney carriage and private hire Licensing in Bristol. We are inviting views from the Taxi and Private Hire trade, people and groups representing the trade and its customers as well as members of the public. 

If you would like a paper copy of this consultation, or the information in an alternative format please email or call 0117 357 4900. 

You can take part at 

This survey will close on 21 March 2021

Special Educational Needs and Disability Surveys Spring 2021 from Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council is inviting views from children and young people (0-25) with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), as well as the views of their parents and carers, on SEND services and provision.  Your experience is really valuable to us. We will use your feedback to help us to improve SEND services and provision. 

Children and young people can take part at

Parents and carers can take part at

These surveys will close on 5 March 2021

Withdraw the National Disability Strategy and start again!- BBC News interview Monday 1st March

Bristol Disability Equality Forum Manager Laura Welti will be interviewed on BBC News this Monday (March 1st) about our joint campaign, in partnership with National Federation of the Blind UK, calling upon the government to withdraw its survey consultation about a new National Disability Strategy and start over again.

We’re doing this because there are so many problems with the survey as it is at the moment.

The letter of petition we have sent to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Disabled people, Health and Work, is signed by 112 organisations (including our own) and details some of the reasons why the government needs to start all over again, so it can consult properly with Disabled people’s organisations (including those like Deaf organisations, that represent a linguistic minority) and work with Disabled people in drawing up the survey so it is fully accessible to Disabled people, regardless of why they are categorised as such.

The interview can be seen live, 10.40am on the BBC News channel and BBC2

Are you a Disabled person struggling to pay your energy bills this winter?

And do you live, work or study in Bristol?  If so, we may be able to help.

We have been working with other groups in Bristol to fundraise money to help those who are struggling to pay their energy bills this winter.  Different partners are supporting different communities.  We are supporting those Disabled people who live, work or study, in Bristol (or just over the border) and struggling households in Bristol that include a Disabled person (of any age).

If this sounds like you, get in touch.  You will have to be quick though as the pot of money available to help you has almost run out.

Contact: or telephone 0117 914 0528 and leave a message for Emma.

Next steps in the COVID-19 vaccination programme

Vaccinations are now available for:

People aged 65–69

People aged 16–64 who are vulnerable because they have a range of conditions that increase their risk from COVID-19,

People recently added to the updated Shielded Patient List.

If you are aged 65–69. you can book an appointment at Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre or at one of seven local community pharmacies by visiting the national booking service or calling 119 – or you can wait to be contacted.

If you have underlying health conditions or have recently been added to the Shielding list, you will be contacted to book your vaccination appointment. Please do not contact the NHS.

For more information visit the Healthier Together website, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Integrated Care System.

Upcoming Workshop from Self-Injury Support

Self-Injury Support are putting on a workshop.  Our understanding is that you don’t have to be self-injuring to take part.

Thursday 11th March

Time: TBC.

Focus on Black women’s wellbeing

DIY! Improve your mind, improve your health! 

15 places for black women of any age

Facilitated by: Akulah Agbami, Workshop Facilitator

To book and for more information, including updates on the time slot, contact:

Call for 5 individuals with visual impairments to be part of university research project – Voluntary

We are a group of 3 Masters students at the University of Bristol. We are looking to speak to individuals with visual impairments who would like to get involved in our inclusive research and design project.  

Our project aims to improve wayfinding within Bristol for individuals with visual impairments. To ensure our outcome meets the needs of our intended user, we want to gain insights into your experience of navigating and wayfinding.  

What we need from you? 

We are looking for both carers and people with visual impairments who would be willing to get involved in online interviews, sharing experiences and potentially mentally mapping out their journey. For those who enjoy their experience, further involvement in the design of the product/service is possible.  

What participants can gain from the experience? 

Participants will benefit from the end results of this project, which aims to improve accessibility within Bristol for the visually impaired. You will be able to offer the expertise of your experience, positively influencing the community around you.  

If you would like to get involved in a short interview in the coming week(s), or know anyone with an interest in this project, please contact us at:

Many thanks, 

Josh, Dylan and Tadeas 

Call for artist-activists to contribute articles and/or artwork from SHELBYxStudios

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Shelby x Studios is launching their Open Call programme! They aim to provide creatives like you with paid opportunities to create content for their monthly art and activism e-magazine. They want to make applications as easy as possible, so they just ask for a quick first proposal. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

They are committed to making the application process as accessible as possible. If you would prefer to apply in another way that is more accessible to you, please contact Grace at