Community Groups

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Southmead Project
165 Greystoke Avenue
BS10 6AS

Southmead Project is a registered charity providing free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children and have turned to drugs, alcohol and other ways of self-harming as a consequence of that trauma.

0117 9506 022
Southmead Somali Association

Information, advice, advocacy and outreach services to the Somali speaking community in Southmead and surrounding Bristol.

St Monica Trust
Cricket Lane

BS32 0BX

St Monica Trust is nationally recognised for the high quality sheltered accommodation we provide in our Bristol and North Somerset-based retirement villages.

We offer Care at Home, a flexible and responsive care and support service for people wishing to retain their independence and remain living in their own home.

0117 377 3840
St Stephen’s Church

We are an Anglican church situated in Southmead, Bristol, seeking to see our neighbourhood transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.Rev Tanya Lord

At St Stephen’s you’ll receive a warm welcome and meet people of all ages and stages of life. Whatever your background, and wherever you’re coming from, we’d love to meet you. If you’re looking for God, whether you’re ready to commit, or are just curious to find out more, you are so welcome here.

In addition to our morning Sunday services, the doors of St Stephen’s Church are open throughout the week to all generations. From baptisms to weddings, to funerals; our desire is to minister to the people of Southmead in all of life’s significant events.

If you would like to explore the meaning of life in an informal environment, we would love to invite you to attend Alpha.

If you are interested in getting more involved with any aspect of life here at St Stephen’s, or for anything else, please contact us.

0117 950 7164
Tai Chi Works

Tai Chi is good for you. An ancient Chinese mind-body art which can help many health conditions - plus raises energy levels and lowers stress. In the words of one person "I’ve been going for 3 years and enjoyed every class. Refreshed and invigorated, I go home with a spring in my step. Thoroughly recommended!”
Friendly classes with an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Come and try it for yourself.

The Flamingo Centre

Welcome to The Flamingo Centre! We’re a brand new community centre in North Bristol offering an exciting range of classes, workshops and therapies for adults and children .

Families will enjoy the lively Wiggles and Giggles classes for babies and toddlers, every single weekday. There’s also messy play, plus baby and child first aid courses. The Flamingo Centre is the perfect venue for hosting a party, too!

Workshops and classes include yoga, mandala drawing, meditation, jewellery making, shamanic healing, tarot and psychic workshops, drumming, reiki shares and vibrational healing.

The Flamingo Centre also offers a range of holistic therapies within its calm and tranquil treatment rooms.These include reflexology, aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and counselling.

The Real Economy Southmead Centre
Southmead Community Centre
248 Greystoke Avenue
BS10 6BQ

The Real Economy Southmead Centre is a place for all residents who want to build a happier, healthier, more caring community, living in better relationship with the earth and one another. Activities at the centre will be based around the three pillars of good food, great community and inspiring ideas, and will include things such as:

- a weekly meal, cooked and eaten together from local produce,
- growing food on available land in the area and building a productive community farm,
- supporting those going through difficult times, including help with access to quality food and opportunities to gain skills and experience,
- creating saleable goods, such as craft, repurposed goods or value added food products,
- identifying problems in the neighbourhood and finding ways to improve them, whether this be tasks such as fixing and painting or creating an outreach team to reach isolated residents,
- discussing issues that are important to us and affect our daily lives; thinking about how we might reimagine society and what action can be taken by the community to move towards a fairer and kinder society.

We want to contribute to the sense of community in the local area by providing a place where people can come and engage in creative activities for the good of themselves and their community. We hope that people will find a welcome at the Real Economy Centre and an opportunity to join with others in an activity that is doing something really worthwhile. We have grown used to thinking that everything anyone does for someone else today should be paid for in cash. This is the sign of a weak community.

The truth may be that a strong community can be measured by the network of people among whom favours are freely given and freely received. This is what we hope to create.  

Our Real Economy Southmead centre will be based at Southmead Community Centre and open to everyone living in, or near Southmead, as well as any volunteers who would like to join us from wider afield. It is vital that we create a balanced community and include people with various skills and interests. If you have a particular skill, that can be used for the good of the community in some way, then come and share it with others. The aim will be to shape the activities of the centre according to the interests of local people and we will establish a local user group early on to make this happen. We will also be specifically inviting local services and agencies to recommend people to come to our centre who might be insecure in terms of food or otherwise benefit from the community.

Please get in touch with Florence if you would like to be involved.

07429 957881 (Florence)
United Communities – New Homes For Southmead

United Communities are working with HAB Housing (TV personality Kevin McCloud's development company) to build a mixed tenure community of around 160 properties on the former Dunmail School site.

They have held several public events and met with a variety of community organisations and local groups. They spoke to over 300 people and collected detailed views from 100 residents. The housing association listened and has made some changes in response to suggestions from the community. The planning application is now submitted. If planning permission granted they will be looking to start building in the spring of 2017 with a finish time of early 2019.

Local people will be given priority when the social rent properties become available to let through the Bristol Home Choice scheme and will also be given priority to purchase properties. If your interested in buying a home here – please contact HAB Housing who from August 2016 will open a waiting list which will be open to local people only until the end of November 2016. These people will be offered the opportunity to buy in advance of the formal launch later this year.

More information:
For information regarding sales please contact HAB Housing
For more information please email
or you can contact Jayne Whittlestone | 07891946483 |

Visit our dedicated page of our website for more information about the scheme, the plans so far, consultation report and more.

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