ClairCityThe challenge of cleaning up our air was faced head-on at a lively Bishopston workshop recently, with local people in the driving seat in place of experts.

Would it be harder to introduce a zero emission zone or extend 20 mph speed limits? Would Bishopston benefit from more park and ride schemes? Could pedestrians be given priority over road space? Would free buses be better than introducing a vehicle scrapping scheme?

These were but a few of the knotty questions Bishopston residents were asked to discuss and give their views on, in an intense series of activities, which followed an initial awareness-raising exercise that touched on the ideas raised at a previous Bishopston Society public meeting.

ClairCity Logo AW 08What should Bristol’s future look like? What should we do about traffic and air pollution? What do we need from our future houses, communities and neighbourhoods?

Are electric cars the answer? Do we need to dig up all the roads? How might walking alternatives work? What about better trains or even trams, Yo bikes…..?

Join in a special event to find out more about air pollution, our health and the future, and to have a say in deciding how Bristol should tackle the problem.

joinusThe Bishopston Society has announced a modest increase in membership subscription rates.

The level of subscriptions has been held since 2013, but in that time costs have continued to increase.

Also, the Society is incurring additional costs related to its activities, such as the website and costs of insurance for public meetings.

There was no hot air felt at the Bishopston Society’s latest meeting, despite its focus on air pollution controversies such as alleged inaction in the face of death rates.

AirVictoriaThe contentious issue of air pollution, and how it affects our lives in Bishopston, is to be examined with expert help at The Bishopston Society's next public meeting taking place on Tuesday 4th April 2017, organised jointly with Sustainable Bishopston.

OurJourney

The Bishopston Society has extended a key consultation into the public domain.

We've recently been on a journey reviewing what we do, why, and how we can do it better. We've recently consulted our members on this journey, via our members-only newsletter and at our November 2016 public meeting.

Councillor

The Bishopston Society is ideally placed to take on the role of Bishopston’s “community hub”, or at least that’s a prospect emerging from the Society’s recent Annual General Meeting.

Contributors, including local councillors, helped us to get to grips with the changing political and economic landscape, and its impact on Bishopston’s communities and wellbeing. They supported The Bishopston Society’s work emphatically and spoke of the opportunity for it to develop into an “anchor” or “hub” role.

Thangam meets Dick

A new smart venue in the Gloucestershire Cricket Club’s  Pavilion building, a record attendance of 75 people, two interesting topics introduced by local speakers and a fascinating and amusing talk by our main guest, the Bristol West MP, Thangam Debbonaire, all added up to the creation of one of the Society’s most enjoyable and successful Public Meetings, held on April 15th. 

 

Memorial ground

The Bishopston Society (TBS) has applied to Bristol City Council for the Memorial Stadium to be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

streettreesThe Bishopston Society's Annual General Meeting was held on 28th September 2015.

The audience of about 40, including three of our local councillors, heard three varied and engaging guest presentations:
from Andrew Garrad, Chair of Bristol 2015
followed by Tracey Wintle, Supervisor of Redland, Clifton and Cheltenham Road Libraries
and ending with Liz Kew from Streetscene

followed by the customary searching interventions from the floor.

 

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