Clive Stevens who is chair of our local Neighbourhood Partnership and chair of the Bristol Tree Forum is now our official ‘Tree Champion’, voted in to this unpaid post by the Neighbourhood Partnership.


 Would you like to discover how the Gloucester Road used to look?

In recent years local people, the media and the rest of the world it seems, have taken an interest in the Gloucester Road. It is increasingly regarded as an asset to be cherished and supported.

The Bishopston Society welcomes you to the Bishopston area in Bristol.  Our area has accommodated university students for many years. We hope you will enjoy your time here.

A new Bristol City Council interactive website has been designed to allow people to discover about their local Bristol neighbourhoods using historic maps and images.

One of our members, Dennis Wright, has collaborated with John Hyde in writing a book entitled 'Bishopston: the Early Years' (price £12.00).  It is published by the Bishopston, Horfield and Ashley Down Local History Society. Available from .

Here are some pix of roof views from St Andrews Park

The origins of Bishopston - the council district and associated parish, lie in the much earlier established parish of Horfield.

We want the Gloucester Road to be an attractive and vibrant shopping and social area. We make our voice heard in connection with Licensing applications. There are frequently significant developments planned for the Gloucester Road. We can have our say in how the new developments are carried out.

Bishopston is located in North Bristol, just over a mile from the centre. It is a slightly amorphous area, not easy to define in terms of strict boundaries. It is surrounded by Redland, Henleaze, Horfield, Ashley Down and St. Andrews.