Southmead Climate Action Plan

Co-producing a plan with residents, workers and volunteers to take action for the climate and nature


Bristol Community Climate Action Project

We’ve joined the second cohort of six community organisations in the Community Climate Action Project.

The project is pioneering bold and fair community led climate action, demonstrating the important role which communities have in achieving citywide climate and nature goals.

We’re excited that Southmead has the opportunity to put a plan like this together. A co-produced climate action plan will amplify voices in our community, celebrate and build on the work of existing community groups, and highlight what a fair transition to a climate-resilient city looks like for us here. Tackling the climate and ecological crisis shouldn’t worsen the challenges we already face, we believe it should and can improve people’s quality of life too.

This Bristol-wide project is coordinated by Bristol Climate and Nature Partnership, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and supported by Bristol City Council and the Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Read more about the project here 


How does it work?

We’ve been going to workshops and mentoring sessions and getting resources to learn about the seven themes from the previous cohort and expert partners. The seven themes are: Nature, Food, Waste, Transport, Buildings, Energy, and Green Skills.

We’ve also been catching up with Southmead residents to find out what the community’s priorities, views and ideas are for future climate and nature action. So far we’ve been holding pop-ups, chatting to community groups and sharing our online community survey. We’ve held two evening drop ins, run sessions with two of our local primary schools, and three craftivism sessions at The Ranch and Greenway. You can keep a look out for how to be involved and to stay up to date with our progress on our social media, in The Mead (printed and online!), and on this page.

By hearing from as many residents as possible we can produce a plan which helps to tackle other local priorities as well as feeding in to the city’s strategy to address climate change, making sure Southmead gets heard.

Southmead’s plan has launched! You can read it on the link above or by clicking HERE.


Climate Action Plan Snapshot

We've created a 4 page summary of the plan for easier reading

Read here

We've funded 20 new street trees in Southmead

In autumn 2023, there was a big map in The Mead and at the Greenway Centre. It showed 25 possible planting spots which had been pre-approved by Bristol City Council for street trees. We delivered a copy of The Mead to the houses near those planting spots. Together, we were able to choose our top 20.

These 20 street trees have been planted over the winter, ready for us to enjoy! They each have a tree guard and a watering bag. You may spot them when you’re out and about, or you can click the link to see the map of where they are.

We can all help to look after these new trees. Please take a look at the FAQs below to find out how, along with more details.

Find the 20 new trees >