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....

Comm garden spring fairThe sun has been shining!  The birds are singing! Everything is growing! It can only mean one thing!  Yup yup - the Spring fair is just around the corner!  Saturday 7th May 1-4. Can you help? We need you! We rely on you lovely people! Cake bakers, pizza makers, face painters, gate keepers, plant donaters - all of you! 

Trees in park The Bristol Tree Forum secretary writes:

Dear Friend of Bristol's trees - At the most recent TreeForum meeting I had to sit down. 8 years we have waited, and now just as I was losing hope, the Council Officers presented a process outlining how to get trees planted in Bristol: in streets, car parks, verges, parks everywhere and anywhere!

levels Perhaps not on the immediate doorstep of Bishopston, but arguably the nearest large scale area of landscape to North Bristol, the Lower Severn Vale Levels are now being restored by a major conservation project - 'A Forgotten Landscape'.

Walk fest The countdown is on for Bristol Walk Fest 2016, which features more than 170 of the best walks in and around Bristol.  Now in its fourth year, the festival will run from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 May.

  old photo houses  Readers of this website may be interested in the talk/workshop organised by the Bristol Record Office:  An introduction to house history. Saturday 16 April 2016, 10am to noon (£15, concessions £12)

Floodlights seen from Cricklade Road - Copy A letter from the Gloucester County Cricket Club has been sent out to local residents in the area around the Cricket Ground which gives details of a meeting with the Club management and also includes a fixture list with a note of floodlit matches.

Memorial ground 1 2 With the recent purchase by Wael Al-Qadi of the Bristol Rovers Football Club and its old Memorial Ground site, which has been listed as an Asset of Community Value, it looks as if there is the real possibility of a sympathetic development of the site. The Bishopston Society has written to the new owner and the Club's Board of Directors.


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