car exhaust pollutionThe Bishopston Society’s arrangements for our next exciting public meeting, to be coupled with our 2017 Annual General Meeting, have now been finalised. Please make a diary note now: the meeting will take place on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 300, Gloucester Road.

The focus of the meeting (other than the traditional AGM formalities, which will only be brief) will be on the Clean Air Campaign which is now becoming a major issue with which TBS is involved.

Category   CommitteeFor the past seven years I have been the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership representative on the committee of The Bishopston Society (TBS). I have enjoyed it immensely and have been pleased to see TBS engaging in the local political landscape and working in a collaborative way with other local organisations and our councillors.

marchMayor Marvin Rees has called a march and rally on Saturday September 9th – supported by Bristol People’s Assembly, Bristol Labour Party, Bristol Green Party, trades unions and community campaigns... More details can be found here

 

 

budget cutsOver the next 5 years, and largely as a result of the so called ‘austerity’ measures brought in by the Tory Government, Bristol City Council faces a budget gap of £92 million.

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....following on from the public meeting, there is an update on the "Clean Air Bishopston" project, as well as a wide-ranging Planning Report, and news of the Gloucester Road Conservation Area character appraisal.....

Download now!

silverbirchtreeThe Council is proposing to cut the budget for tree maintenance by 78%. This would be an extremely short sighted policy. Further information and link to the petition  against this cut (closing date Oct 31st) can be found here

concordeWednesday 16th August at 2.00 pm
Unique opportunity to view this exciting new Museum and enjoy a guided tour of Concorde. Museum is not fully open but the Bristol Civic Society is being granted a preview

avonmouth

On Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 2 pm.

Visit led by David martyn, Senior Conservation Officer, Bristol City Council

Walking tour of the village which will cover its foundation, and early development as a new "city".

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.

public meetingTo be held at the Bishopston Library, Gloucester Rd, 7-9pm
(organised by the Interim steering Group of the Bishopston Cotham and Redland Community Partnership)

 

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