Our Sponsors

Each year we are able to put on the Lantern Parade, thanks to the vital help and support from our sponsors and supporters who help us in so many different ways.

For 2017 we are delighted to be welcoming back many organisations as well as saying hello and thank you for the first time to some new faces.  So here they are!

Leading Lights


We’ve been operating in the Southville area since 2010. Our philosophy is to combine the resource and experience of a large business, with the personal attention and detail of a local, independent agency to ensure all of you receive the best possible property experience – no matter what your property needs. Visit the website >

 

At Barcan+Kirby we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable. We’re passionate about providing you with legal solutions that are intelligent, efficient and clear.

Providing a high standard of client care is the cornerstone of our success. We understand that you don’t just want a legal expert; you also want someone who listens and understands what you’re trying to achieve.

Our core values drive our culture and are at the heart of everything we do. As well as providing high quality, professional advice, we believe in finding practical, common-sense solutions to your issues whilst maintaining the highest standards of client care. Visit the website >

 

Bedminster BID is a business-led partnership that works to create vibrant streets that excite and delight, market and promote Bedminster, reduce crime and improve the shopping environment, as well as advocate and lobby for Bedminster business interest. Visit the website >

 

Thank you to Bristol City Council for supporting the 2017 Bedminster Lantern Parade. Visit the website >

 

The Bristol Bordeaux Partnership is the voluntary association which manages the official twinning with Bordeaux in France in partnership with Bristol City Council.  Anyone can join the BBP and get involved in their activities which cover a broad range of cultural, social, commercial and educational initiatives. The twinning was started back in 1947 and was the very first post WWII Anglo French link. There are now hundreds of such twinnings including several near Bristol with counterparts near Bordeaux. The idea behind the link was to get to know our “enemies” and make friends with them to avoid another war. It was about friendship, reconciliation and building a stronger Europe. Over 30,000 people have taken part in schools exchanges over the years and it continues today. In South Bristol the BBP works with six local primaries helping to deliver fun French by bringing over trainee teachers from Bordeaux University and this scheme has been going for over ten years. This year there are many high profile and also community based celebrations for the 70th anniversary of both the twinning with Bordeaux and also with Hannover. The BBP would like to thank Quartet for its financial support. Visit the website > or our Facebook page >

 

Bristol Energy offers gas and electricity for domestic and business customers across Bristol, the South West and nationwide. Owned by Bristol City Council, our profits will be reinvested back into Bristol communities – meaning our energy, and our customers’ bills, can make a positive difference.

We were set up to make things fairer, helping people across the country to save money. Two thirds of us spend hundreds of pounds more each year than we need to on our energy bills, yet it only takes a few minutes to switch. By keeping our prices low, we can be part of the change. Visit the website >

 

The Greater Bedminster Community Partnership is made up of local councillors, voluntary and community organisations, private businesses and public agencies within the two Bristol wards of Southville and Bedminster. The partnership brings benefit to people living in the area, encourage greater cooperation and effectiveness between private, public and social economy organisations, and offer increased opportunities for residents to influence the making and implementing of policy, is inclusive and vigorously oppose discrimination. We allocate money from our Community Chest Fund to projects and activities that support the Partnership’s priorities and objectives.  Visit the website >

 

Sponsors


Bristol and Oporto were “twinned” in 1984 and share many characteristics. They are of similar size and both are Atlantic ports, significant centres of manufacture and regional capitals.

The Bristol-Oporto Association welcomes everyone interested in Oporto and the Portuguese people, language and culture world-wide. Diário, our newsletter, is full of information on things Portuguese and outlines a range of events in the Bristol area. These may include:  Portuguese film, theatre, art, jazz, folk music, fado, wine tastings, dinners, outdoor events, celebrations of Dia do Portugal and São João, welcome events for visiting groups from Oporto and group visits to Oporto. Visit the website >

 

Hunters BS3 is made up of five individuals, with a combined experience of over 60 years in the property industry. Having all worked locally for many years the team was formed in 2015 with the hope of bringing a fresh approach to buying and selling residential property within all areas of BS3 from Ashton to Totterdown.

Our Bedminster branch offers a personal, helpful, friendly, efficient service along with quality photography, high quality sales brochures inclusive of floorplans and our busy Facebook & Twitter pages are ideal for those who like to keep up to date whilst out and about! Visit the website>

 

JG Hog Roasts is a family-run business based in Bristol with 20 years of catering experience.

We serve the best hog roasts in the southwest. From the smallest parties to weddings to the biggest live events and everything in between: whatever the size of your event, we can cater for it. Looking for something different? We also offer paella, barbecue, curry and chilli catering.

We serve Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, South Wales and beyond. Visit the website>

South Bristol Voice is the community magazine for South Bristol, with 9,500 copies delivered in Bedminster, Southville and Ashton every month. A second edition for Totterdown, Knowle and Windmill Hill delivers 9,000 copies, with more available from pubs, cafés, libraries and businesses. No other publication carries so much news about South Bristol. We care about the local community and we’re part of it, which is why we support the amazing Bemmy Lantern Parade. Visit the website>

Supporters


 

Ashton Vale Hub Compass Point School
 
Corks of North Street ETM Skip Hire
   
Friends of South St Park Glass Designs, North St
Minuteman Press Ocean
 
The Pigeon Toyville

Special thanks to St Francis Church North Street, the United Reformed Church, West Street and Robert & Eileen Willis for their support of the Lantern Parade.