There is a long-identified need for a community hub in Bedminster to provide services to the local community and a meeting space for residents.
The council has been working with local stakeholders to explore opening a space on East Street on a short-term basis to test out different ideas and develop capacity within local organisations before looking to secure a more permanent community hub.
Provision of community facilities has also been included within the Whitehouse Street Regeneration Framework, and conversations will continue with the local community to determine what community facilities are needed to support community cohesion and meet local need.
Bedminster Green developments are required to pay Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). 15% of these funds are allocated to Area Committees to spend on local schemes, and residents can submit a proposal for consideration by Area Committee 5.