Lockleaze Housing Festival proves to be a great success

November 19 2019
Lockleaze Housing Festival proves to be a great success

The Lockleaze Housing Festival was a great success with over 50 residents plus children coming out to help shape future of Lockleaze.

Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust CEO Suzanne Wilson said “We think it is so important that residents have a chance to engage with these developments as they will dramatically change Lockleaze”. For many the highlight of the day was the walking tour (despite the rain) ending in the lovely warmth of the Wordsworth centre for mini-cinema, tea and cake. Most contentious issue of the day was the Bonnington Walk development, where 250 homes proposed next to the cycle path between Bonnington Walk and the Lockleaze Orchard. Most fun for kids, was the build-your-own house with United Living.

A key reason for hosting the event was to publicise Lockleaze Loves Homes: a housing project led by Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust and local residents to develop community designed, community owned homes that meet local need. To find out more about Lockleaze Loves Homes or to find out more about Lockleaze Residents Planning Group contact Maria@lockleazent.co.uk

Lockleaze Housing Festival including the following:

  • Community led housing

  • 4 Bristol City Council developments

  • Curio – a light project on Gainsborough Square telling Lockleaze stories

  • An artist project including moving, meeting and resting

  • Delicious Caribbean food by local chef

  • Build your own house kids activity

  • Tiny cinema on self-build and community led housing

  • Wordsworth Centre showcase of new models of housing supporting self-build, modular and community approaches

  • A tour of several development sites in Lockleaze