Bristol University is at the forefront of research being carried out to determine how urban sites across the country could be best managed for encouraging pollinating insects such as honey bees bumble bees and hoverflies.

At a time when George Ferguson is trying to develop a policy that makes Bristol a healthier place less dominated by car traffic, Eric Pickles seems to be pushing for towns and cities to ease restrictions on motorists, all in the cause of making life easier for businesses.


 This is an article specially commissioned by the Bishopston Society, in which Daniella Radice, our Bishopston councillor, considers the implications of this award for Bristol and its future green policies.

Bristol City Council has asked Knightstone Housing Association to submit a final tender for developing the Carriageworks and Westmoreland site.

Following negotiations with the Courts service, the Council has been unable to go ahead with the full trial in the Old City while the redevelopment of the Old Magistrates Court is underway.

 ParkingZoneIt would appear the Bristol City Council has put on hold the implementation of the Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) for this area until after 2014, so this gives us all a breathing space.

The Mayor, George Ferguson has climbed down on his original position on implementation of  Resident Parking Zones across Bristol.

Photo of Bev Knott

“I can walk on water”. That was the irreverent and rather over-the-top thought that kept going through my head after the big victory I scored as LibDem candidate for Bishopston Ward in 2009.

It is a privilege to have been elected as a Councillor for Bishopston.

Although I thought I had a good chance of winning, it was still a surprise.

Latest information from the council about these schemes  can be found at:


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