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Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees

BOPF Open Forum, Thursday 24 June 2021

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, sets out his vision for the next 3 years in Bristol ... More

BOPF COVID-19 Information and Advice Newsletter – May 2021

The BOPF COVID-19 Information and Advice Newsletter – May 2021 is produced in partnership with the Bristol City ... More

BOPF Meetup Mornings – Throughout 2021

This exciting project has been recently set up to enable older people to make new social connections by meeting up with ... More

BOPF Carer’s Survey Report – May 2021

Launch of Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) Housing Survey Report ... More

BOPF Housing Survey Report – May 2020

Launch of Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) Housing Survey Report ... More

News from BOPF Chair – 21 May 2021

Social Care Crisis - Letter to the Prime Minister ... More

COVID-19: Sir Lenny Henry appeals to black communities to have the jab in ‘a letter to loved ones’

Sir Lenny Henry has written an open letter, signed by a number of household names, calling on black people in the UK to ... More

News from BOPF Chair- 18 March 2021

Racist emails aimed at the Mayor and Deputy Mayor You may be aware of the national and local news coverage about the lev ... More

News from BOPF Chair – 12 March 2021

Here is the letter I wrote to Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees about public toilets on 11 March 2021. Dear Marvin I wrote to ... More

News from BOPF Chair – 4 March 2021

I hope you are all keeping well, and I suspect most of us have had our Covid jab by now. Some of you will probably have ... More

Social Care Crisis – TUC Report

Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) has long campaigned for the Government to come forward with a sustainable long ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

I hope you are keeping well and managing to endure this seemingly endless Covid period in our lives. However, there is a ... More

Cherry’s Story

Many years ago Cherry Hartley was very active and prominent in BOPF, as she still was before lockdown with local communi ... More

Introducing our new BOPF Trustee!

Tara Mistry is our newest BOPF Trustee and she has been a great activist around anti-racism and equality issues since sh ... More

BOPF Congratulates Roy Hackett on his MBE

BOPF Congratulates Roy Hackett on his MBE for services to the Bristol Community! It is long overdue! A recent Guardian a ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

BOPF had its first ever virtual Open Forum on 24th September ... More

BOPF & BCC Newsletter – September 2020

Please find attached the latest in a series of joint Newsletters from the Bristol Older People’s Forum and Bristol ... More

Black Lives Matter

VIP BLM Statement: We stand in solidarity with black people and all who are oppressed and discriminated against. The Voi ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

I hope you remain safe and well, and are enjoying some greater freedom with the easing of the Covid lock-down. However, ... More

Bristol City Council’s coronavirus information and advice newsletter

Hello resident, This afternoon, the Prime Minister set out a series of new changes to the lockdown measures in England f ... More

Black Lives Matter

We stand in solidarity with black people and all who are oppressed and discriminated against. ... More

Thoughts from an imagined care home resident

They say it’s the virus.  Everything is different. The staff are kind, but very busy so I don’t see them much. The ... More

Update from BOPF Chair

I hope you remain safe and well, and are enjoying some greater freedom with the easing of the lock-down. There was some ... More

How are you experiencing LIFE UNDER LOCK-DOWN?

This short open-ended questionnaire is part of our Bristol Join-Up Project. We would like to find out what our  BOPF m ... More

Bristol City Council’s coronavirus information and advice newsletter

Lockdown support with Ramadan 2020, Online scams, Energy advice and support and Laughter in Lockdown ... More

The Bug and I by Judith Brown

I don’t know about you, but I feel I’m living in someone’s science fiction book... ... More

Interesting Times by Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson shares his experience of being born in the inter-war generation, and how that has shaped the person he's bec ... More

Coronavirus update from Avon and Somerset Police

Coronavirus update from Avon and Somerset Police Community Liaison Co-ordinator Good afternoon, I hope you are all well. ... More

Greta Thunberg’s visit to Bristol

I walked through cold and rainy, traffic-free Bristol from Old Market to College Green with my young mentee and hoards o ... More

Chair’s report

What a year 2019 was for BOPF! There was so much happening, it is difficult to know where to start. After over a decade ... More

BOPF Ambassador’s report

In January I chaired the Bristol Ageing Better Board meeting; we are coming to the end of our five year grant from the B ... More

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees

Our interview with Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees

Representing the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) and the Transport Action group, I met with Mayor Rees on 11 Octob ... More

Woman reading housing survey at BOPF open forum

The housing survey – finding out what people want

The BOPF Housing Action Group, Information Hub and Housing Survey are now well underway. This work has been commissioned ... More

Positioning BOPF at the centre of transport decision making

The Transport Action Group (TAG) recently held, at the BOPF office, a lively and informative workshop to identify priori ... More

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