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Windmill Hill Network Community Event

The first meeting for a new network getting together for people in Windmill Hill is at 7pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at the Baptist Church hall on Sylvia Avenue. It gives people living and working in the ward a chance to make a difference to their neighbourhood.

View of TotterdownThe format of the event is an informal ‘cabaret style’ meeting that will give people the chance to get the latest news about local issues (like the future of Victoria Park Lodge); hear updates from parks’ and residents’ groups; get answers from local beat officers and Bristol Waste; and to connect with their local councillors Jon Wellington and Lucy Whittle, who will be on hand to introduce themselves and to get people’s input to local life. The event is a chance for local people to meet their neighbours and to make a difference to their neighbourhood.

Windmill Hill Network Community Event has been organised by local residents Steve Sayers, Barry Hill, Cllr Lucy Whittle, Helen Bone, Ian Quaife, Cllr Jon Wellington, Christine Higgot and Mark Bailey with the support of Windmill Hill City Farm. It is the first Community Event being held by Windmill Hill Network (WHiN). One of its aims is to find out what our local community want from a get together like this, so there will be an opportunity to discuss ideas and thoughts for what the Windmill Hill Network could achieve.

The full agenda for the night is packed and should be an exciting ‘tour de force’ of what’s happening in the neighbourhood:

7.00 Tea, coffee and cake
Meet local councillors, Jon Wellington and Lucy Whittle who will explain what they hope to take away from the meeting. There will also be updates from Local Police, Bristol Waste, and about the hopes for Park Lodge in Victoria Park.

7.50 Community Group Updates
Hear from local community and action groups (like WHAM, WHCA, TRESA and VPAG) about what they are doing, and how you can get involved. There will be an opportunity for you to speak to these groups afterwards.

8.15 Ambitions for Windmill Hill Network (WHiN)
This is an open discussion about what we want Windmill Hill Network to achieve. How would we like this group to be run? What would we like as a community? What ambitions do we have for the ward, how do we want to achieve them?

8.45 Informal Networking
An opportunity to ask your councillors any questions you have, offer ideas or ask for support. Local community and action groups will also be available if you would like to find out more, or get involved. We hope this is a useful and informal opportunity for the community to share ideas, collaborate with others and make contacts.

9.00 Meeting Closes