This section of our web site will be carrying occasional news report from the date of launch onwards (as well as aiming to keep you updated by signposting you to what the experts and specialists in this field are saying)...
.....but what about what went before this?
The team that got together to form Clean Air Bishopston have a long history of coverage of air pollution and clean air. A visit to the web sites of some of our team members including Bishopston Society, Sustainable Bishopton and Bristol Walking Alliance will reveal more about their previous involvement and news.
For example you may find it useful to review the following selection of recent coverage by Bishopston Society, our host organisation - they are all relevant to clean air in Bishopston from now on and worth referring back to:-
- "Clean air campaigns gather momentum as air quality survey launched" - report on Bristol FoE air quality survey and update on CAB (posted 20/02/18)
- "Clean air experts shine light on '2020 vision'" report on public meeting 03/10/17 featuring Councillor Fi Hance, Dr Caroline Bartle and Kevin Molloy (posted 08/11/17)
- "Clean air - sorted by citizens" - report on Bishopston workshop on citizen-led clean air actions, organised with UWE Clair City (posted 14/07/18)
- "Walk a little more - drive a little less" report by Kevin Molloy following the 04/04/17 public meeting (posted 24/04/17)
- "Facing down the killer in or midst - public meeting calls for action on air pollution" - featuring the next three contribitors to the 04/04/17 public meeting (posted) 13/04/17
- "Air pollution: a global crisis or a problem solved?" by Jim Longhurst and Ben Williams (posted 21/02/17)
- "Air quality in Bishopston: measurements and responses" by Gavin Spittlehouse (posted 21/02/17)
- "Clean air in Bristol - how we and the Council can respond" by Tom Brook (posted 21/02/17)
In addition, The Bishopston Society recently launched its occasional papers series, in which selected pieces of the organisation's work considerd to exhibit lasting value are re-published in PDF-format longer papers. Early items released as part of this series include:-
- Paper #1: "Air Quality in Bristol and Bishopston – updates from three expert perspectives" by Jim Longhurst, Ben Williams, Gavin Spittlehouse and Tom Brook - compilation of all of these authors' articles submitted in advance of their 04/04/17 talks (see above);
- Paper #2: "What can we do to clean up our air? Travel behaviour and sustainable transport, self-help and community-based strategies for clean air, how international research can inform local actions." by Caroline Bartle - in-depth transcript and expansion of the author's talk given on 03/10/17 (see above)
.....both of which can be read or downloaded from http://bishopstonsociety.org.uk/papers.
Finally, another recent Bishopston Society innovation has seen the online publication of the popular and well-received Bishopston Walking maps. To date, seven well-researched and professionally-produced maps have been created to encourage local walking, and these can be viewed at or downloaded from its Bishopston Walking maps web page.
See also our "Walk for health and cleaner air in Bishopston" section for more on walking.
More general background can be found via the Search facility at http://bishopstonsociety.org.uk using seach terms such as "air pollution" or "clean air".