Welcome page of Lockleaze Voice

Lockleaze Voice is a community group formed to ensure the views of the Lockleaze community of Bristol are heard by those making decisions that affect our neighbourhood. All our meetings are open and we try hard to represent all the people living and working in Lockleaze. We provide a voice for the local community.  
Lockleaze is under a lot of pressure for change - from developers and the City Council - and we want to ensure any change that happens takes account of the views of - and is good for - our local community.

Lockleaze Voice meets regularly - at the Cameron Centre in Lockleaze, on the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at 7pm . We provide an opportunity for Lockleaze people to assess proposals for change (for example planning applications and development plans) before they happen - and to ensure our views are heard and taken into account.  

Please see below links to:
This is the Lockleaze Voice Neighbourhood Development Forum (LVNDF)

Who were granted the legal powers under localism Act and designated in June 2012 to create the Lockleaze local plan, which if it passes a referendum will become law as the local plan when planning is considered, LVNDF are also creating NDO’s Neighbourhood development orders which give planning permission.

**South West Planning Aid and Lockleaze Voice make national finals**:
South West Planning Aid and Lockleaze Voice made it to all the way to the finals of the Homes and Communities Academy Awards, the Government’s national award scheme for the sustainable communities sector.
Below: Sue Webber (Community Planner for South West Planning Aid)

and Barry Pearce (Regional Manager for South West Planning Aid)

at the awards ceremony.

The awards have been running since 2003, first as the Deputy Prime Minister’s Awards for Sustainable Communities and then as the Creating the Future Award. Lockleaze Voice made it to the last six out of fifty-eight entries in the awards’ ‘empowering communities’ category.
The awards ceremony was held on Thursday 4th June at the Roundhouse in London and although the award was won by another organisation, it was a fantastic achievement to make it to the finals given the level of competition and South West Planning Aid and Lockleaze Voice are extremely proud of the recognition that this initiative has attracted.


And anyway, the real winners on the night were all the communities and community groups across the country who are getting more involved and taking greater control of their futures.