Severn view

Sometimes it is good to extend our view beyond our immediate neighbourhood. Though it is not that far beyond. Just a few miles north of us is the River Severn and its associated Levels landscape.

Stokes Croft Nov 5th 2012 CopyNot another false alarm. This time, albeit with a slight delay because of asbestos removal, the horrific Westmoreland House in Stoke's Croft is at long last being demolished.

BCR streetsceneThe BCR Street scene volunteers are still working but with a few changes. Why not come and talk to us on Monday August 13th in Bishopston Library 4.30 – 6 pm. The updated student welcome flyers will be available.

communityplanningThe power of ordinary citizens and community groups to shape the character of our area will be the focus of The Bishopston Society's autumn public meeting.

Scheduled for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, at Horfield Quaker Meeting, 300 Gloucester Road, BS7 8PD), the event is titled "Planning our neighbourhoods - the character of Bishopston and how we can improve it".

joinusMembership subscriptions to The Bishopston Society are now due for renewal for the new financial year starting July 2018. 

The good news is that there is no increase in the membership fee for this year. Although the Society is incurring additional costs related to its activities, joining us will only cost:-

BCR Neighbourhood PartnershipThe Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Community Partnership newsletter gives links to how you can go on line and give your views on the 'fine tuning' of local speed limits by responding to the BCC consultation.

SoutheyNews from Kingsdown Conservation Group on the putting up ceremony on Monday June 18th of a new blue plaque for the poet Robert Southey can be found here. More about Southey's connection with Bristol can be found here and more on his life here

Bristol archivesThe newsletter gives details of two interesting up and coming exhibitions on: Bristol's World War 1 conscientious objectors and on the history of the River Severn's 'Forgotten Landscape' here . Details of the exhibition in September on the role of Bristol women in the First World war can be found here

Bristol Civic Society logo

If you aren't a member of the Bristol Civic Society, you may not be aware of their newly designed website which gives the latest news on their 2018 Design Awards which includes nomination for the new Bishopston Library.

cleanairdayPlans now revealed for Clean Air Day Bishopston on Thursday 21st June feature public support pledges and a "community call-out", 6-7pm, at Boston Tea Party, Gloucester Road, followed by a clean air walk.

Locals are now being invited to pledge their support by making a short, simple, commitment to something they can do in person, no matter how minor, towards cleaner air on the longest day of the year.

 

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