100% of Bristol Council panel agreed that NCSWest’s social action projects have made impact in the city.

100% of Bristol Council panel agreed that NCSWest’s social action projects have made impact in the city.

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From litter to graffiti, dumped waste and dog fowling, how we go about cutting waste in our communities is always at the forefront of discussions for the local councils. This year Learn by Design’s NCS West participants were challenged to engage and think creatively in the aim to tackle these very problems in the city of Bristol and the collaborative action from all involved proved to be an overwhelming success.

By collating survey data, decorating bins and setting up social media channels to help embed social responsibility and awareness in the community, the NCS West team created some impressive ideas on how to help keep the streets of Bristol clean.

The social action projects were presented today to a panel of experts at Bristol Council, where the young people were treated to star hospitality from Kurt James – Clean Streets Project Manager and the Mayor of Bristol’s executive team. The presentation at City Hall today proved that collaborative action, liaising with local charities and giving a voice to young people, gave serious issues such as litter, an opportunity to be explored and promoted. We now hope the findings will encourage young people to continue and engage with Bristol City and make positive change in people’s attitude and personal responsibility in keeping our streets clean.

100% of the City Hall panel agreed that the young people had increased their digital media skills through the project brief.

Team created Facebook page here

We make special thanks to everyone involved that have made the NCS Social action and enterprise projects such a huge success;

Marvin J Rees – Bristol Mayor
Kurt James – Clean Streets Project Manager
Hannah Sturman Deputy Head of the Mayor’s Office
Helen Bramah Marketing and Communications
Ben WookeyBristol Harbour
Sarah Hill – Bristol Waste
Sara VennIncredible Edible

 Rose Gardner NCS Engagement Manager Quote:

“I felt incredibly proud of our students today. They have worked incredibly hard over the last two weeks and created a really imaginative litter campaign. They delivered a very powerful, informative and engaging presentation at for City Hall today.

 I really appreciate how much support and insight the team at has received from the fantastic people who all play a part in keeping Bristol Streets Clean, particularly Kurt James, Clean Streets Project Manager.  I’m delighted that the panel asked our team to help and support future Council campaigns and communications by offering a young person’s perspective. That’s excellent, a real compliment to our team. Well done everyone ”

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See some of the social media action below:

Bristol Harbour Tweets

Bristol Waste NCS litter SAP

NCS Bristol Clean Streets campaign FB Page