Welcome to the Ambition Lawrence Weston 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Lawrence Weston as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Lawrence Weston with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
October 16th 2021 - Festival of the Future event hosted by Bristol ideas. Bristol's community organisations and artists are pioneering bold and equitable community-led climate action in Bristol. They share insights on how to engage diverse communities about the urgency of the climate emergency at a local level. Ambition Lawrence Weston and the Big Local have been involved in this project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7yHmTPMMGc&t=161s
22nd September 2021 Ambition Lawrence Weston: A No Place Left Behind Case study In August 2020 the Create Streets Foundation launched No Place Left Behind, the Commission into Prosperity and Community Placemaking. It sought to identify and develop policy and practice that enables regenerative development in "left behind places'. Lawrence Weston is a post-war housing estate on the north west outskirts of Bristol. Ambition Lawrence Weston was established in 2012 by a group of residents who wanted to make the area a better place to live, after a decline in local services. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coe-BOz2-Mo&t=3s
An uplifting compilation of the climate actions planned by the community partners of Bristol's Community Climate Action programme. To find out more about the programme, visit www.bristolgreencapital.org/project_cat/community-climate-action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHkgxRLGwkQ&t=22s
Lawrence Weston In-between Time and Ambition Arts Project A short film about a community climate project as part of our summer holiday programme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bStTNEGtys
Lets connect - talking social isolation and loneliness in Lawrence Weston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUWLmKrreXM&t=42s
The second community plan 2018-2023 for Lawrence Weston (A Joint Responsibility for our Community) was launched at an event on 28th June 2018 at the local Youth Centre. The day introduced an exciting baseline evaluation of the health and wellbeing impact of the proposed community hub, which is a joint project between Ambition Lawrence Weston, NHS England and Bristol City Council which will continue in the coming years to review progress. The highlights of the community plan were also presented - with the focus on nine key objectives - ranging from environmental improvements, green energy initiatives, increasing housing choice, health and, wellbeing, children and young people and local facilities.
The second community plan for Lawrence Weston " 2018-2023 " was launched at an event at the youth centre on 28th June 2018. Having achieved 70% of the original plan's goals, A Joint Responsibility for our Community sets out 9 objectives for the coming five years. These include extending housing choice, green energy initiatives, environmental improvements, young people, health and wellbeing, enhanced facilities locally and improved transport. This is a summary of the highlights of the new community plan.
In this presentation, from the Big Local Spring Event in Bristol, May 2016, Lawrence Weston Big Local describe the work of the Employment Hub (since Sept 2015) on the estate and its approach to getting local residents into employment and training.