Cash in on good ideas

Dear George, 

Instead of choosing one idea I suggest that you combine many of the brilliant ideas posted. Many of them can simply be sorted out by local people getting the right approval from  yourself (I imagine) to get cracking on and a way/manner for people to network/share their idea with others. Include a way for investors to put their pennies where they like and things will start to happen with little stress from you and with some minimal guidance from relevant departments. 

Therefor I suggest for you to choose a venue where everybody (people who've posted here for example) can show case their idea in person and for investors, local business people and council decision makers can all mingle, discuss ideas in more detail and get the various balls rolling. 

This way you can group the various ideas together in different sections. For example there where lots of ideas regarding lighting, transport, gardening and green spaces and use of schools and public spaces. If you were to group those people together you are likely to get some amazing results which would both combine local ideas, investors and business and the council. I really think that this is the only way to make Bristol amazing, a combined effort. 

Thanks and good luck!



Why the contribution is important

Only with the combined effort of all of us can we make a real difference. Just one idea isn't going to solve all of Bristols (local peoples) issues. And it is a terrible shame to lose all the other suggestions. 

by user734334 on November 24, 2013 at 12:28PM

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  • Posted by user718520 November 25, 2013 at 09:09

    The site allows for the rating and discussion / development of ideas. It's hoped this will also raise understanding of some of the issues involved, which may not be apparent to the idea generator.

    It's highly likely we will implement more than one idea. George and the Assistant Mayors will be watching the site to see the ones which are highly rated and most discussed. We are in the initial phase of idea collection. We do urge people to use the search to see if their idea has been suggested before.

    One thing many idea generators are not really considering is the cost and who would pay for the impleentation of their idea. George is looking for original and achievable ideas. We'd ask contributors to consider the tough financial conditions facing the country and the fact the council must save a further £90 million from its budget.
  • Posted by user536903 November 25, 2013 at 10:02

    Agreed.. Many ideas to be reviewed and clubbed together to achieve better results..

  • Posted by user815952 November 28, 2013 at 19:18

    Brilliant! and absolutely true, ir's down to all of us working together to make our city and country the best it can be.
  • Posted by user538860 December 03, 2013 at 13:56

    There is another idea posted in this forum which suggests using an existing online network where community groups can come together to get projects underway and find funding from businesses rather than the council.

    As it may be of interest, see:
    'Get every company in Bristol supporting a local community group or charity'
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