Bristol City Council items of interest

Some items of interest from Bristol City Council:

The Council’s  Ways2Work employment support network’s next Jobs Fair is at City Hall, College Green BS1 5TR on Thursday 11 October (10am to 2pm). Up to 50 employers covering the full range of jobs available in the Bristol area will be in attendance, including some recruiting for Christmas. There are still some stands available (it is all free) so if you’d like to express an interest in one email 

The second Business Showcase South West exhibition of 2018 is on Wednesday 10 October (10am – 4pm) at Ashton Gate Stadium BS3 2EJ. It’s the biggest event of its kind in the region, with over 5,000 delegates expected; more here. Take the chance to visit the Enterprising West of England consortium stand at the exhibition to find out more about the ERDF-funded business support available.

To mark World Mental Health Day this Wednesday 10 October, why not visit the Mental Health at Work website, recently launched by HRH Prince William in Bristol last month. Packed with useful information for employers and employees on managing mental health, you can find it here. And on the same theme, find out more about the FSB’s Wellbeing in Small Business Hub here, and guidance from the Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service (ACAS) here.

As part of Green Great Britain Week, Bristol Energy Network invite you to a free-to-attend afternoon at the Arnolfini, Narrow Quay  BS1 4QA on Friday 19 October (1pm – 5pm) to explore how taking control of energy has helped communities respond to local challenges and deliver social and economic benefits to their neighbourhoods; full details here. 

The Wild and Well Festival takes place at venues across Bristol on the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. The Festival features a diverse programme of events designed to empower and inspire people to consider their wellbeing in a new way. The key message is resilience – showing you that when it comes to wellbeing, you are the best judge of what works for you; more here. 

To complement the high street business survey, two further surveys are available – one for business/trader groups, business representative groups, community groups/organisations that represent or work on behalf of businesses or residents; and one for individuals, both residents and visitors. The intention is to capture as wide a range of views as possible. Paper copies of the survey for residents and visitors are now also available in the city’s libraries; read more here. Closing date is 31 October. 

Black History Month is a month of events in October which celebrate the culture, history and achievement of Britain’s African and Caribbean communities; more here.

Find out more about Skills West’s Business Skills Workshops being held throughout the autumn here.

From Saturday 27 October to Sunday 18 November inclusive, Network Rail will be installing new railway lines between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. During this period, some train services will be diverted, and buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, and along the Severn Beach line. In total, 11 railway stations will be affectedclick here for further details.

Bristol Food Network are currently recruiting 6 food companies to join a 3-month food waste reduction trial, starting ideally in 2018. This is suitable for: hotels; contract caterers; universities; cafes/restaurants; and schools (as it can include an education element). Could that be you? Are you interested in how you can stop food ending up in the bin and increase profits? Do you want to help Bristol become a Gold award Sustainable Food City? Find out more here.

Find out more about local not-for-profit business advice service BRAVE Enterprise, including upcoming workshops on a range of topics, here.