Roy Hackett

It is with great sadness that we are sharing the news of Roy Hackett’s passing on Tuesday 2rd August 2022.

Roy was a Trustee on St Werburghs Community Association’s board since 1971 and a very active member of the local community. A founder of our member group, Bristol West Indian Parents & Friends Association, Roy was a frequent user of the Community Centre. Known most for his activism and fight for civil rights, Roy had been a Social Worker and had touched the lives of many people.

Rest in Peace Dear Roy.

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Picnic in the Park 2022 – Get Involved!

A fun day for the community to come together.

We have a date for your diary! This year’s Picnic in the Park is taking place on Sunday 11th September. Come along for an enjoyable afternoon for all ages in Mina Road Park, with stalls, music, food & drink, and a wide range of activities. This year we will also have a quiet accessible space in St Werburghs Centre with sensory activities.

There are so many ways to get involved:

  • Come along on the day, bring a picnic or check out the range of delicious food on offer, watch some live entertainment or take part in an activity.
  • Volunteer! Join us in the high-vis crew with a variety of roles to choose from.
  • Run a Stall. We’re inviting local residents, artists/makers, businesses or charities to run a stall and show off what you’re good at. With a range of affordable rates – get in touch to know more.
  • Run a workshop or Perform. We love the opportunity to showcase local talent, you may discover that your neighbour is an incredible performer. We are keen to hear from artists and workshop leaders who have the perfect entertainment for a family audience.
  • Sponsor us! This community event is run entirely on donations and money raised during the day – who can resist a raffle?! There are so many ways to help out, you could donate a raffle prize, donate money towards a workshop or activity or contribute towards the overall costs.

 

To get involved or for more information get in touch with Grania:

Email events@stwerburghs.org.uk  or call 0117 955 1351

 

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St Werburghs Business Hub

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with North East Bristol Enterprise Support run by YKTO. This is a free support programme designed to help entrepreneurs in Bristol get started or grow their business ideas. We will be hosting workshops as well as being able to support a few fortunate entrepreneurs with free room hire help them launch their new venture. In addition we also will be making a small hot desking space available to participants who would like to work on their business out of their house and really find their focus!

North and East Bristol Enterprise Support is fully funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority under Universal Business Support. The programme is open to anyone living or trading North of the river in Bristol who has an idea for a business, has recently started a business, runs an existing small to medium enterprise, is self-employed or is a sole trader.

Running until March 2023, the programme will offer free workshops in marketing, finance, branding, business planning, strategy and much more. It will also provide access to e-learning platforms, 1:1 advisor support, networking groups and other events.

Launch event: Sunday 11th September

We will officially launch the St Werburghs Business Hub with YTKO on Sunday 11th September at Picnic in the Park from 1pm – 5pm. Come down for day of fun, food, music, workshops and market stalls.  Chat to us at our stand to find out how we can help to get your business thriving or make an idea a reality. We will be able to advise on the next best steps and which services might be most useful to you. 

If you are interested in hearing more about St Werburghs Business Hub or would like to take part, then please do email jess@stwerburghs.org.uk.

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