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Readers of the Bishopston Society website who are not on the Bristol Civic Society email and newsletter list may be interested to see the Civic Society's response to two new BRI Planning applications and other news items including details of two workshops:


The Civic commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day this year is on Wednesday January 27th at Old Council House on Corn Street on the 2016 theme of 'Don't Stand By.'

Brunswick square

The following announcement is from the Bristol Civic Society:  'This is a new event so please put it in your diaries and come along. It starts at 7.30 pm at the Unitarian Chapel in Brunswick Square (see photo above).

East Bristol map

As East Bristol is an area bordering on Bishopston, users of our website may be interested in a new interactive map of the area that highlights walks and places of interest in this part of the City, a project that has been made possible thanks to funding by Bristol 2015 Neighbourhood Arts Project.

Memorial groundBristol City Council have been served notice by solicitors for the owners of the Memorial Stadium, that its owners wish to give notice of their intention to sell the war memorial sports ground. 

Joint Spatial Plan

The West of England’s Joint Spatial Plan and Transport Study will set out a prospectus for sustainable growth that will help the area meet its housing and transport needs for the next 20 years.

Neighborhood PN

The decisions made relating to this plan are really important for the future of Bristol. They will lead to the provison of a sub regional plan to 2036. The Bristol Civic Society is therefore arranging a special meeting on TUESDAY 12th January 2016.


A talk on J.S. Fry & Sons by Alan Freke.

The story of how the famous chocolate business passed down the generations – with a few diversions along the way!

Horfield Police Station Sommerville Road - detail Jan 18th 2011 - Copy

Local historian, David Cemlyn says of this decision by Historic England:

I am very disappointed that the application to Historic England for a grade 2 listed status on the old police and fire station in Somerville Road has been unsuccessful.

north Bristol artists

The annual and ever expanding North Bristol Arts Trail is being held this weekend. Details of the over 100 artists exhibiting and performing at over 50 venues throughout the area are on the North Bristol Artists' website here.


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