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What's on the horizon for Western Harbour?

We want to hear your opinions and creative ideas so that together we can create a vision for its future. Tell us: what are your Harbour Hopes? 

Harbours have long been places of exchange, change and re-invention. So we’re starting a citywide conversation to shape the future of Western Harbour. This area has evolved over the centuries, from feats of engineering to the fortunes of local dock workers. 

Now, as the city feels the effects of changing climate, flooding and shifts in how people want to live and work, it's important we shape a place that meets Bristol's challenges and local community interests.

Harbour Hopes is the creative engagement programme for the regeneration of Western Harbour

Through this open conversation and exploration of ideas, we would like to know what your hopes for the area’s future are – whether you’re a regular or rarely come to this part of the city.

These ideas will feed into a vision to evolve the area around Cumberland Basin into an active and sustainable neighbourhood. A place that respects heritage and local people as well bringing new places: to play, to work, to live connected by better transport.

This is a Bristol City Council initiative to hear hopes from across the city as part of the Western Harbour regeneration project.

Link to Audio Tour

Listen to our audio tour from Changing Harbour Open Doors to get a sense of the area:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hidden-bristol-tours/id1525234037

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