Staple Hill is one of 6 areas in South Gloucestershire identified as neighbourhoods in which not everybody achieves their full potential and known as “priority neighbourhoods”.
Work has been commissioned in these areas to “reduce the gap”. The work themes are generally linked to improving outcomes for
Children and young people
Safe and strong communities
Different models of working have been established in different areas. Staple Hill has a community reference group, Staple Hill Regeneration Partnership, which brings together a range of people from businesses and the community.
South Gloucestershire Council supports the development of the work through their community engagement team. Southern Brooks Community Partnership is co-ordinating an action plan under the theme of children and young people.
Staple Hill Old Primary School is a building in a prime location owned by South Gloucestershire Council. The building is on a shared site, adjacent to the Surestart Centre and attached to a building that houses a community pre-school.
The building has the potential to house a range of services. Staple Hill doesn’t have a dedicated youth centre, although several groups run youth work from Church buildings and through detached work. There has long been an aspiration that the Old School has the potential to be developed as a youth centre. Funding for this consultation has been secured from Our Place and our aim is to consult with as many residents as possible to find out about any unmet needs in the community.
South Gloucestershire Council has identified a sum of money for potential capital investment. We have had confirmation from the Big Lottery that they would consider a bid to Reaching Communities should the building be transferred to the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Please see attached the tender for a Community Consultation in Staple Hill
Please be aware that the closing date is April 7th.