Ambition Lawrence Weston

Ambition Lawrence Weston

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.

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    Festival of the Future Event
    October 16, 2021      Text
    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
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    Lawrence Weston; No Place Left Behind
    September 22, 2021      Text
    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
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    Lawrence Weston Climate Change Action Plan
    May 10, 2021      Text
    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
  • Renewable energy doesn’t need to be owned by big companies – it can be owned and run by communities
    October 23, 2020      Photo
    Ambition Lawrence Weston is celebrating the news that they’ve been awarded planning permission for the largest wind turbine in England. The tallest structure to be built in Bristol, the wind turbine is proof that renewable energy can be owned by communities, not just by big business. Once installed the turbine will produce enough low carbon electricity to power 3,500 homes and make CO2 savings of 1,965 tons every year.