Making lots of Noise in community
Published on: 05 Feb 2017
The Noise in Horfield and Lockleaze
‘Bristol Noise’ is a charity that is committed to working in urban estate communities in Bristol. This started back in 2001 with 30 volunteers working in Lockleaze, and has grown to nearly 900 volunteers working in communities in North, East and Central Bristol in 2016. You may have seen the blue Noise tshirts with our vision on the back which has remained the same over the year – ‘showing God’s love in practical ways’.
Noise volunteers are all ages, with a large number being young people under 30. They are predominantly, but not exclusively, from local churches in Bristol. All are keen to make a difference in the local community by volunteering their time in lots of very different practical ways. We continually want to see volunteers ‘catch a vision’ for continuous 365/24/7 involvement in urban estates by getting stuck in.
‘The Noise 2017’ will be taking place over the May Bank Holiday Weekend (29th April – 1st May) in Ashley/St Pauls, Barton Hill and Easton in Central/East Bristol, and Brentry, Horfield, Lawrence Weston, Lockleaze, Manor Farm, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, and Southmead in North Bristol. Also for the first time, we will be working in Fishponds in East Bristol and Knowle West in South Bristol.
The Noise includes plans for volunteers to work on some practical projects (in local community venues and land or on referred projects with individuals), run local Family Fun Afternoons (look out for details of what is happening in Lockleaze and Horfield) and senior citizen events (including the huge annual banquet at Ebenezer Church).
The Noise is co-ordinated centrally by a team based at Ebenezer Church but planned and organised locally by teams of volunteers from each community. We place a high value on partnership and recognise the amazing work that happens in local communities all year round. So we want to encourage residents to get involved in many local initiatives and projects.
Keep checking our website (www.thenoise.org.uk) or facebook page (www.facebook.com/bristolnoise) for regular updates and specific local updates as information gets released in late March/early April.