Neighbourhood Partnerships are an important part of how Bristol works (there are equivalent fora in South Glos). They shape local priorities including policing, traffic schemes, and developments. There is an acknowledged problem with the representation on these groups and it is particular acute when considering attitudes to change and specifically cycling. Attached are notes from a city-wide event on 7th February 2015 of NPs Citywide NP event 7th Feb 2015 Notes. The aim is to help shape how local democracy may work in Bristol following the Mayoral elections in 2016 and any possible devolution from central government.
The next Citywide NP Event will be held at the MSHED on the 24th October 2015.
BCyC is working to encourage more involvement by members and supporters in their local NP. We are also working on Local Active Travel Strategies (LATS) that can help to define the direction of travel (!) for decisions.