cover2018janJanuary 2018

.....the Gloucester Road takes centre stage, with a pending public meeting on its future, news of an informative website, and a report on a trader celebrating 50 years in business.  Also updates on the clean air campaign, Memorial Ground developments, and the Society extending its reach to Facebook, Twitter and Parliament.

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litter mountainBristol Waste is inviting everybody to join the great "Bristol Spring Clean" between 2nd and 11th March. Part of a national weekend of litter picks organised by Keep Britain Tidy, all those who "love where you live" are being supported via  community groups.

montpelier tree cut

Is this incident a piece of thoughtless vandalism or is it "emblematic of the destructive nature of Brexit and perhaps a metaphor for the direction the country is going in"? More on this here

 

St Andrews park sceneThe retiring secretary of the Friends of St Andrews Park is making the following appeal:

For your information, following discussion and agreement at the FoSAP meeting on 16th January, 2018, I have sent the following email to our 'friends and supporters' list of nearly 60 individuals [excluding Councillors on this occasion] :-

GRShopsThis is the big question about Bishopston set to be re-opened at The Bishopston Society's next public meeting, recently announced for Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7.30pm, at Gloucester Cricket Club.

It’s thirteen years since The Independent billed the Gloucester Road as “the last great British high street”. Now it’s time to look again at the vitality of our area in economic and community terms.

BikehangarKate Highton, of Sustainable Bishopston, is sending out a call to all cyclists in the area.

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North Bristol arts trailEven bigger than last year, the North Bristol Arts Trail has 109 participating artists showing at 56 venues. All artists and venues are listed on the North Bristol Artists website here

tombrookThe Bishopston Society’s voice on the urban fabric has reached Whitehall in the light of our concerns about “permitted developments” in our planning system.

Our recent account of the detrimental effects of poorly drafted and enforced permitted developments has attracted attention in high places. It cited examples of unsightly dormer roof extensions slipping through the planning system without proper scrutiny, and parking in front gardens detrimental to the street scene and environment.

 

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