Gloucester Road xxBristol City Council has been given £80,000 from a £9.75 million government fund to back council efforts in cleaning up high streets and town centres across the country. The Council are proposing to work in partnership with existing community groups to undertake community-led high street and town centre cleans.

BTPThe originally locally based Bristol company, Boston Tea Party, has not allowed financial loss from their policy of not using single use coffee cups to change their stance on this issue. See more on the story here

festivalOn 9 March 2019, this festival will celebrate the diversity of international food and drink available on Gloucester Road, represented by at least 20 different nations.

Gloucester Road Business Improvement District (GRBID). New plants in planters have now been set up with the aid of local volunteers and Street Scene while Wild Leaf have provided the plants and Bishopston Hardware the compost.planters1 

cablemapA probe into offshore ownership in Bristol shows that properties owned by secretive tax havens are to be found anywhere, including Bishopston, not just in plush mansion areas.

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Here are the details of the May Fest events which are displayed on the poster above.

CleanAirNowAir pollution is an issue which was raised at the Bishopston Society AGM in early October.

Our Redland councillors are also picking up the issues and are asking local people to complete a survey.

May festThe Glos Rd Central Mayfest on May 7th is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week.

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In the July 2014 newsletter and on this website (see here), I reported on the initial survey carried out by some of our members and others on a stretch of the Gloucester Road, including the section designated as a Conservation Area.

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Some of our readers may have seen an article in the recent ‘Bishopston Voice’ about local artist, Tim Foster who has drawn all the buildings along the stretch of the Gloucester road running from Sommerville Road to Zetland Road.

 

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