Issues of interest from Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council has highlighted the following issues of interest:

The next in the series of Hot Coffee Hot Topic sessions at City Hall, College Green on Thursday 4 October (8.00am – 9.15am) focuses on the future of Bristol’s high streets. Please note that if you’d like to attend you must book through this Eventbrite page .

Designed to support potential and new entrepreneurs, an in-depth business planning and finance workshop from Business West takes place on Wednesday 17 October at Leigh Court Business Centre, BS8 3RA (10.00am – 4.00pm). Key areas covered include: what to include in your business plan and how to present it, how to create a financial forecast for your start-up, and where to source start-up finance if you need it; book here.

Back in Bristol for its seventh year, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs on Friday 19 October (9.30am – 6.00pm) is at the Mercure Grand Hotel, Broad Street BS1 2EL. The event brings together some of the UK’s most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to provide you with detailed and practical insight into how to grow your business; book here.

The draft Bristol Transport Strategy sets out BCC’s vision and ambition for transport in the city up to 2036. Your views on the draft document are welcome; click here. You can also try out our Transport Priority Simulator Tool that allows you to prioritise transport improvements for Bristol while considering funding options to enable improvements to be made hereThe consultation closes on Friday 2 November.

The Black South West Network (BSWN) is mapping the Black/Asian and Minority ethnic-led social enterprise sector in the South West via a short survey. They would like to hear from all BAME-led social enterprises that serve the local community, no matter how small or large they are. The findings will be used to coordinate support for BAME-led social enterprises across the region; take the survey here.

View the official movie of Upfest 2018Europe’s largest street art & graffiti festival, here.