AllotmentLia Leendertz is a gardening author and journalist (a regular contributor to the 'Guardian') who lives in Horfield. Here she begins her search into the history of Horfield allotments.

Park treesOne of the features of St Andrews Park particularly appreciated by many, if not most of its users, is its many mature and varied trees. If you are an arboriphile, you may like to learn more about the trees of St Andrews Park here.

Dr Mark Allen writes:

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to The Bishopston Society back in September and enjoyed the evening. Sadly, shortly afterwards, Dr Mike Archer announced his resignation which was a great disappointment to his colleagues and patients alike.

Below are three topics taken from the recent e-news from local Lib Dem councillors, Fi Hance and Sylvia Townsend.

   Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement in England reports: "This week over 4,000 enquiries have been submitted by communities across the country, in order to find out about having local facilities listed as 'assets of community value'.

After 53 years, the Cheltenham Road Library is closing.

Last year the Council issued the press statement below about leaves and drains which may be worth repeating again this year.

 Residents’ Meeting with GCCC, 15th October 2013

Two Bishopston Society committee members were shown round the Baths site on Sept 4th.

Anti-social and nuisance behaviour, although not common in St Andrews Park, has become an increasing problem in the summer months, particularly for those living on the roads immediately adjacent to the park.

 

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