Bristol Green CapitalAre you working, volunteering or campaigning in the waste, recycling or reuse field and do you have ideas about how to deliver Bristol’s aspirations to become a zero waste city?

Details of this full morning meeting (May 26th) with workshops can be found here

FriendsOHCYou can see the programme of events happening through the summer - including new music evenings at the Ardagh, wildlife events, activities for young people during half term, and information about the cafe, ongoing weekly groups and new projects here

bristol arenaInternational design team Populous and Bath based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley are part of the team which has developed plans for Bristol's long awaited arena. This was granted planning permission earlier in April.

BCR energy groupThursday, May 19th, 7.30 pm.  BCR Energy Group meeting at Redland Park United Reformed Church, BS6 6SA.

Energy researcher/writer Nikki Jones will give a 45 minute overview of where Bristol is on the energy roadmap.

Uncertain worldRichard Pancost, from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute, addresses the key roles that cities like Bristol can play in the need to mitigate climate change in this recent article

wild flowers The Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) at Bishop Road School would like your help to raise funds to create better outdoor green spaces and gardens at the school. We would like to ask you - the parents, grandparents, teachers, friends and supporters of the school - to help us raise £2,500.

walk bristol You are invited to the launch of Bristol Walking Alliance, a new alliance of organisations campaigning to improve Bristol's walking environment.  Bristol Civic Society is a member. This is a chance for local people, voluntary groups, policy makers, transport planners, urban designers and others with an interest in walking to consider ways to support and improve the pedestrian environment.

LordsOne of Civic Voice's main campaigns, a Right of Appeal, received Peers' backing in the House of Lords this week, winning majority votes on Civic Voice's recommended amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill. Peers have defeated the government on a vote to ensure parish councils and local forums have a ‘community right of appeal’ against decisions that conflict with their neighbourhood plans.

kingsdown  Guided walk around Kingsdown – the Vertical Suburb, April 27th, 6.30 pm

An extremely entertaining and informative walk around Kingsdown led by Mary Wright, local resident, historian and author. Full of tales about previous residents, historical incidents and architectural highlights: from the site of an English Civil War Fort to the award-winning High Kingsdown development. Duration about an hour

unveilingA large gathering of at least 100 people turned up for the unveiling ceremony on a sunny afternoon on Sunday, April 17th. The crowd that assembled outside No 12, the modest house in Station Road, Ashley Down where Ayles and his wife lived from 1911 to 1928, were informed, entertained and moved by an event....


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