Making the pointThe bitterly cold weather did not deter around 90 people from attending the Bishopston Society Open meeting on the eveing of 25 March 2013. The reason for this exceptionally large attendance for one of our open meetings was that the guest speaker was the Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson.

March's Sustainable Bishopston meeting focussed on our Bristol Pound, the new complimentary currency in the city.

The local community group, St Paul's Unlimited has worked hard over the last 10 years on various fronts to improve St Paul's for all its residents. This video celebrates some of their successes: http://vimeo.com/59898915

The Council are asking everyone what their views are on how to make Bristol a healthier place. You can look at and comment on the Draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy at:  http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/health-and-adult-care/health-and-wellbeing-strategy-consultation

A response to Sir Terry Leahy's recent comments has been made by 'Civic Voice'. Civic Voice is the national charity for the civic movement.

Winter 2012

...plans for a large development at the cricket ground were refused.  The Gloucester Road featured heavily, with news on the Costa Coffee campaign, and an update on licensing in the Cumulative Impact Area.

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To learn more about this new currency and how it can work, read the following useful article:

Air Pollution – Victims to be Fined for Threats to their Own Health
The Living Heart for Bristol has called on the City Council, and candidates for the mayoral elections to explain how they will improve air quality

Summer 2012

...work was at last under way on the Bristol North Baths site.  The cricket ground application had been approved, and Sainsburys had applied to develop the Memorial Ground.  On a smaller scale, the Golden Hill Community Garden had opened.

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