Knowle West, Bristol


Knowle West, Bristol

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Knowle West
latitude= 51.4340
longitude= -2.5721
map_type=Bristol
civil_parish=
population = 10,881 [cite web | title=Knowle | work=2001 Census Ward Information Sheet | url=http://www.bristol.gov.uk/WardFinder/pdfs/knowle-wis.pdf | accessdate=2007-02-20]
unitary_england= Bristol
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Bristol South
post_town= BRISTOL|postcode_district = BS
postcode_area= BS|dial_code= 0117
os_grid_reference= ST603707

Knowle West is an area of Bristol, England. It has a poor reputation among Bristol residents, and is one of the more deprived districts within the city, though many of the residents have a strong sense of community and there are families who have been in the area for generations.

The rapper/musician Tricky, member of the celebrated Wild Bunch sound system and contributor to Massive Attack's first two albums, grew up here. He named his 2008 album Knowle West Boy in tribute to the area's influence on him and his music.

Some of the community redevelopment work in the area is being carried out by [http://www.kwmc.co.uk/ Knowle West Media Centre] .

Although Knowle West has suffered a bad reputation, many reports are unfounded and the area has many positive things such as The Park Centre [http://www.theparkcentre.com/ The Park] , which offers a vast number of courses and programmes, the precinct and local shopping facilities. In 2005 the Queen visited The Park during a tour of Bristol. There are plans to develop Knowle West further.

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