bcrcpThe Bishopston Society became a founding partner of a new organisation that emerged from the ashes of a predecessor body.

Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Community Partnership (BCRCP) was officially inaugurated at a public meeting held on 22 February 2018 at Bishopston Library.

The inaugural Annual General Meeting marked the culmination of a busy twelve months for the interim steering group of the new organisation, formed in the wake of the winding-up of the former Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership (BCRNP). The carefully prepared constitution was approved and the first committee was elected.

Bishopston Society is one of 17 founding partners, supports the aims of the new partnership, and will continue to play an active role in its work, as it has done since the early days of the predecessor body.

Given that BCRCP "promotes the involvement of local people and community groups in the neighbourhoods around Bishopston, Cotham and Redland", we consider that there is much synergy to be obtained through close partnership between our organisations.

Details of the new organisation can be found on its web site at bcrcp.org.uk - for example you can sign up to a Community Partnership newsletter and find out lots more.

So where did the "Neighbourhood Partnership" web pages go?

Astute visitors to our web site will notice that, following the morphing of BCRNP into BCRCP, we've changed the way we present our partnership work with this organisation. It's now covered here in our new Partners section, whereas the previous Neigbourhood Partnership had a whole section of our web site to itself.

This does NOT mean we regard BCRCP as less important to our work than BCRNP! It's simply a reflection of the parallel work we're doing to firm up our partnership working more generally - see separate article for more on our partners.

Furthermore, you can still find a complete archive of our previous "N.P." web site section here - this contains a complete history of Neighbourhood Partnership work in our part of Bristol since its emergence in 2010.

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