Well-known local historian David Cemlyn made a historic appeal as guest speaker to the Society meeting on 27 September 2010. He invited members to join a campaign to get the Horfield Police Station building granted listed status to protect it from the development he predicted would otherwise be inevitable.

The Bishopston Society again exhibited at St Bonaventures Fair on Sunday 11 July 2010.  Visitors took an interest in the photos relating to developments in the Bishopston area, and interesting discussions about trade on the Gloucester Road took place.St Bons Fair 1St Bons Fair 2St Bons Fair 3St Bons Fair 4

The Spot the Location quiz was particularly popular.

Summer 2010

...the Gloucester Road had been designated a Cumulative Impact Area, which would transform the approach of the licensing authorities  -  or would it?  Sainsburys made another approach to the Gloucester Road.  And a new primary school was planned next to the cricket ground.

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Over 40 people attended the Bishopston Society meeting on the 22 March 2010 at St Michael's Church Hall. The Chair mentioned that the website is Photo of Neil Harrison at public meetingnow up and running and do let us know if you have any suggestions for articles/information you would like to see on the site. The meeting was largely taken up with a useful talk from two speakers, Councillor Neil Harrison

Both 2009 newsletters...

...are missing from our electronic collection at present. Sorry....!

.....but please contact us if you know of their whereabouts!

Winter 2008

...is missing from our electronic collection at present! Sorry....

.....but please contact us if you know of its whereabouts!

Summer 2008

...the top end at least of the Gloucester Road was beginning to feel the pinch, with shops closing.  Planning permission had been granted for the Bristol North Baths development, which was due to start in the summer  -  delays were anticipated ....

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November 2007Click to read this newsletter

...the new Redland school had opened, and the Bishop Road playing fields had been closed to the public.  The Sainsburys application rumbled on, and there was a Stop Press on the subject of Residents Parking Schemes

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Spring 2007Click to read this newsletter

...Sainsburys were applying to build a big new supermarket just off the Gloucester Road, with BOGOFS joining battle with them.  Elsewhere, two long-running planning sagas had their beginnings.

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November 2006

...the environment and sustainability were the themes for this newsletter, with top tips on how to save on electricity and gas.  Also, there was an update on the Bristol North Baths development, which now involved a new library!

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