castle green bristol avon england uk europe A flattering result which is in part based on the perceived air quality of the City! But some might argue that khaki rather than green is a more relevant colour, given our car-choked roads and their often highly polluted air. More on this 'award' here

The Bishopston Society has issued an urgent appeal for help to keep the organisation going in some form, in the face of the threat of closure.

Despite lots of support in principle being offered at a recent, well attended special meeting, it still faces a crisis of leadership, in the form of a big gap between those wanting its work to continue in some form in principle and those prepared to make it happen in practice. The mid-November meeting voted to explore options for continuing, but nobody is available to lead us forward.

Can YOU help?

Bristol map 15 cent Can you help with a request from Pete Insole of Bristol City Council? He is asking for any financial donations, however small, to fund a project to construct a map of Bristol in 1480. More information on this project can be found here

RPZ Bishopston and St Andrews Traffic and Parking Group (BOSA) give more details of this survey and discuss its implications for a Residents Parking Scheme. See the full BOSA background paper and discussion below:

Ashley ward You can read the latest news from local Green Party Councillor Jude English here

 

organic orchard Learn more about growing fruit on the  9 month seasonal course hosted by Horfield Organic Community Orchard. Details can be found here

The possibility of The Bishopston Society closing down is looking less likely following a lively community meeting that gave enthusiastic support to its work, though the crisis of leadership that led to its viability being questioned is not over.

Thirty six concerned Bishopstonians turned up to The Bishopston Society’s Special ("VIABILITY") General Meeting on 18/11/19 to consider the question of whether TBS has a future - or not – and if it has, then how it might continue to survive, or even flourish, in a reimagined and restructured form.

CAZ 1 Reaction to BCC Clean Air Zone plans From The Bishopston Society’s Clean Air Bishopston team 12th November 2019

Summary: We are pleased a CAZ policy has finally been produced. But we’re concerned that it is not going to be effective enough if it doesn't consider the wider problems of needing to seriously reduce traffic levels, deal with parking problems and improve public transport and safe cycling facilities.

Nautical women Details of this talk by author Rosemary Caldicott, with accompanying Folk Singing from The Feminist Folk Singers can be found here

 

film and TV On 24th October 7:30pm Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street Bristol BS1 3HY. See here for more details.

 

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