Starting in 1957, when I was five, I can remember the unfortunately named “Ponts” greengrocer, on the corner of Zetland Road and Gloucester Road facing the old Lloyds Bank,opposite the Greek Kebab take away.

The BID will now proceed in the southern area only (from Cotham Girl's School to Pig Sty Hill and Zetland etc)

The Gloucester Road Traders Association have secured a personal visit to this area by the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie MP.

As the holiday season approaches, we can expect even more of a buzz around Bishopston, with high spirits and revelry percolating through the neighbourhood - especially up and down the Gloucester Road, an area particularly well served by bars, restaurants, and  food/alcohol outlets of different kinds.

This will involve the felling of the existing Plane trees, considered to be in an unhealthy state.

The new website of the Gloucester Road Traders' Association reports on the Traders' plan

The 20 mph zone proposals, which include Gloucester Road and surrounding residential streets, are now open for consultation (until 15th August).

BISHOPSTON, COTHAM AND REDLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD PARTNERSHIP
FEEDBACK FROM PUBLIC CONSULTATION OF 11th May – 7th June 2013

"Opportunities are improving for cafes and restaurants to deal with their food waste in a more effective and environmentally responsible manner as new food waste processing facilities are developed locally," says Martin Fodor, Co Founder of 'MakeyourhomeEco'

In recent years local people, the media and the rest of the world it seems, have taken an interest in the Gloucester Road. It is increasingly regarded as an asset to be cherished and supported.

 

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