March 2006

...the Bristol North swimming pool had closed in the previous November, but there were ongoing efforts to save the building.  The newsletter also highlighted the growth in street parties in the area, and Bishopston's appearances on TV.

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August 2005

...an issue graced with a picture of local celebrity Sapphire covered a variety of issues, from cuts in bus services, to front garden parking conversions, to developments on Pigsty Hill and the new Redland school.  And members told us what they liked and disliked about Bishopston and St Andrews.

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February 2005

...the move to 24 hour drinking was appearing on the horizon, and concerns were expressed about the effect on the Gloucester Road of the new changes to the licensing laws.  "Current issues" also look strangely familiar!

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June 2004

...the Berkeley Road backlands development application had reached a public enquiry.  Meanwhile, an application had been made to build a new secondary school in Redland.

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March 2004

...the first all-colour edition of the newsletter highlighted the plight of Bristol North Baths.  Hopes of keeping the pool open were still alive.

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October 2003

...problems continued with applications to turn garages into houses, and the government was proposing to give the UK a 24 hour drinking culture

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February 2003

... the first Bishopston Society newsletter (plain and simple in those days) was circulated following the inaugural meeting of the Society six months previously

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