Litter clean upBuilding on the success of the Great Bristol Spring Clean, it’s time to register your interest and join the citywide volunteer movement, in keeping our city ship shape and Bristol fashion.

Healthy City weekThis series of talks and events ties in well with the Bishopston Society's major initiative of involving individuals and local groups in working towards ways of improving the air quality in and around the Bishopston area. There is certainly a pressing need to develop ways in which the environment of the whole of the city area can be improved for the benefit of all Bristolians' health. More information on this week here

gloucsroadconservationarea Bristol Heritage Forum Annual Conference examines the history of how Bristol's Conservation areas were so designated. This full day conference is on October 27th, 9.00 - 17.00. Tickets are £15 (students free).

Old Bristol Royal Infirmary chapel e1505220108752 800x450 2Yet again, it seems developers keen on building more blocks of flats for Bristol students could get away with the demolition of an unusual 'Bristol Byzantine' style Victorian chapel on a site that belonged to the old BRI.  More on this story can be found here and for a further recent example of such vandalism, see here

AirQuality3The Bishopston Society’s forthcoming public meeting on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Friends Meeting House is aiming high in aspiring towards a vision for clean air in Bishopston and beyond by the year 2020.

The Society is pushing forward a major initiative on self-help and community responses to local air quality with the help of a high-powered expert panel of guest speakers.

undergroundThis latest scheme of the Mayor sounds a bit harebrained, albeit a potentially excellent idea for helping solve Bristol's car choked roads. But who knows? If the estimated £2.5 billion costs are found, it could become a reality. More on this story can be found here

car exhaust pollution

The Bishopston Society’s arrangements for our next exciting public meeting, to be coupled with our 2017 Annual General Meeting, have now been finalised. Please make a diary note now: the meeting will take place on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 300, Gloucester Road. The focus of the meeting (other than the traditional AGM formalities, which will only be brief) will be on the Clean Air Campaign which is now becoming a major issue with which TBS is involved.

Category   CommitteeFor the past seven years I have been the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership representative on the committee of The Bishopston Society (TBS). I have enjoyed it immensely and have been pleased to see TBS engaging in the local political landscape and working in a collaborative way with other local organisations and our councillors.

marchMayor Marvin Rees has called a march and rally on Saturday September 9th – supported by Bristol People’s Assembly, Bristol Labour Party, Bristol Green Party, trades unions and community campaigns... More details can be found here

 

 

budget cutsOver the next 5 years, and largely as a result of the so called ‘austerity’ measures brought in by the Tory Government, Bristol City Council faces a budget gap of £92 million.

 

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