Plan the development we want, together
Since WHaM was formed, in 2015, we have held regular meetings which are open to everyone – dates and times are posted here and on our Facebook group. We have also held several large community consultation meetings on specific issues. We’ve been busy leafletting residents, lobbying politicians and talking to developers and local media.
In February 2016 we held a public consultation meeting about a Community Vision for the area. We responded to residents’ concerns by putting together a Community Planning Brief (PDF) emphasising community-led development, including green space, doctors’ surgeries, schools and good transport links – rather than development for maximum profit.
We’ve had Saturday stalls on Malago Green, hosted a Victoria Park fest stall, held parties in the Windmill pub and represented residents at council meetings.
Our December 2016 TreeFest included decorating the trees on Malago Green. Bristol City Council has since confirmed that saving the trees could be a condition of any land sale to developers.
In February 2017 we held a packed public meeting to discuss concerns about the Rollo homes planning application. More than 50 people attended our March 2018 meeting to discuss the St Catherine’s Place consultation and proposals for a 22-storey tower block.
We continue to lobby, hold meetings, respond to consultations and keep you informed via Facebook and this website.
- Check out our guide to making an effective comment and post your comment online now!
- Get involved – by coming to our next meeting, joining our Facebook group (currently more than 560 members) or using our ‘Who to contact’ listings to send an email to your local councillor or MP.
- Contact us with your ideas for more events and campaigns – we’d love to hear from you.