Items are contributed by Southmead Residents, workers, and anyone who wants to connect with our community. The first phase of the website was designed with grants from Bristol City Council’s Wellbeing fund and the Southmead Fourteen Fund – both given to the Southmead Development Trust. The current website was designed with a second grant from the Southmead Fourteen Fund awarded to Volunteers.  Pre-pandemic The Mead website and The Mead monthly printed edition were run by Volunteers.  During the pandemic The Mead printed edition was paused.  After popular demand for the printed edition to re-start, in 2022 the Southmead Development Trust’s Board of Trustees agreed to sponsor and run all aspects of The Mead for two years.

The Community of Southmead

Southmead is an area in North Bristol with approximately 12,000 residents.  It’s a great place to live, with a strong community who work together and inspire each other.

Why submit content to The Mead BS10?

Whether you’re a resident, worker or community group, sharing your news, events and articles with The Mead exposes your message to thousands of people.

Items contributed to the Mead website are shared on our Facebook page as well as with our subscribers via a weekly email bulletin.

In addition to this, we select items to be included in the bi-monthly paper version.

We also accept advertisements in both the paper and web editions of The Mead BS10. For more info email: themead@southmead.org

How did the Mead BS10 website start?

The idea for the website came from the Southmead Community Plan as residents wanted better communications.

The Plan is divided into 9 chapters and the action group for the Communications Chapter took the idea forward. The Southmead Development Trust, as a Community Plan partner, sought for, applied for and won Wellbeing funding to pay for the construction of a website, as well as a worker to input initial content (funded by Southmead Fourteen).

The Mead printed edition began in 2004 with funds given to Volunteers by Bristol City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal fund.  The paper and the website merged in 2017.