Uncertain worldRichard Pancost, from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute, addresses the key roles that cities like Bristol can play in the need to mitigate climate change in this recent article

wild flowers The Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) at Bishop Road School would like your help to raise funds to create better outdoor green spaces and gardens at the school. We would like to ask you - the parents, grandparents, teachers, friends and supporters of the school - to help us raise £2,500.

walk bristol You are invited to the launch of Bristol Walking Alliance, a new alliance of organisations campaigning to improve Bristol's walking environment.  Bristol Civic Society is a member. This is a chance for local people, voluntary groups, policy makers, transport planners, urban designers and others with an interest in walking to consider ways to support and improve the pedestrian environment.

LordsOne of Civic Voice's main campaigns, a Right of Appeal, received Peers' backing in the House of Lords this week, winning majority votes on Civic Voice's recommended amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill. Peers have defeated the government on a vote to ensure parish councils and local forums have a ‘community right of appeal’ against decisions that conflict with their neighbourhood plans.

kingsdown  Guided walk around Kingsdown – the Vertical Suburb, April 27th, 6.30 pm

An extremely entertaining and informative walk around Kingsdown led by Mary Wright, local resident, historian and author. Full of tales about previous residents, historical incidents and architectural highlights: from the site of an English Civil War Fort to the award-winning High Kingsdown development. Duration about an hour

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. 

 

unveilingA large gathering of at least 100 people turned up for the unveiling ceremony on a sunny afternoon on Sunday, April 17th. The crowd that assembled outside No 12, the modest house in Station Road, Ashley Down where Ayles and his wife lived from 1911 to 1928, were informed, entertained and moved by an event....

Comm garden spring fairThe sun has been shining!  The birds are singing! Everything is growing! It can only mean one thing!  Yup yup - the Spring fair is just around the corner!  Saturday 7th May 1-4. Can you help? We need you! We rely on you lovely people! Cake bakers, pizza makers, face painters, gate keepers, plant donaters - all of you! 

Trees in park The Bristol Tree Forum secretary writes:

Dear Friend of Bristol's trees - At the most recent TreeForum meeting I had to sit down. 8 years we have waited, and now just as I was losing hope, the Council Officers presented a process outlining how to get trees planted in Bristol: in streets, car parks, verges, parks everywhere and anywhere!

levels Perhaps not on the immediate doorstep of Bishopston, but arguably the nearest large scale area of landscape to North Bristol, the Lower Severn Vale Levels are now being restored by a major conservation project - 'A Forgotten Landscape'.

 

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