TBSCelebratesThe Bishopston Society is throwing open its doors for a celebration of Bishopston’s world-class social life, in a change to our normal public meeting format, on Tuesday 2nd April, 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, at Gloucester County Cricket Club.

We've also issued a public call for nominations for the organisations, individuals, events and activities that YOU think make up Bishopston's lively social and cultural scene.

OurJourneySqAs many readers will be aware, The Bishopston Society is run by a small elected committee and a group of valued helpers. Being accountable to our members, the committee tries to make explicit the policies governing the way we work, from time to time at least.

ppteaserThe Bishopston Society is pleased to announce that our Planning Portal has now been relaunched.

This unique and innovative web service provides an interactive view of local planning applications that we are scrutinising, and often making representations to Bristol City Council on, on behalf of YOU, the members of our Society and other Bishopstonians.

New records recently just added to the portal, furthermore, are historically significant, by coincidence.

meeting 1At a lively public meeting of The Bishopston Society on 2nd October, a range of powerful ideas for improving Bishopston was gathered.

The ideas were the meeting's response to the key question of the evening, "How can we as ordinary citizens exploit people power to improve Bishopston?", following and in conjunction with our guest speakers.

communityplanningBishopston Society Public Meeting reminder

Tuesday 2nd October (7.15 for a 7.30pm start) at Horfield Quaker Meeting House

How can we as ordinary citizens exploit people power to improve Bishopston?

communityplanningThe power of ordinary citizens and community groups to shape the character of our area will be the focus of The Bishopston Society's autumn public meeting.

Scheduled for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, at Horfield Quaker Meeting, 300 Gloucester Road, BS7 8PD), the event is titled "Planning our neighbourhoods - the character of Bishopston and how we can improve it".

joinusMembership subscriptions to The Bishopston Society are now due for renewal for the new financial year starting July 2018. 

The good news is that there is no increase in the membership fee for this year. Although the Society is incurring additional costs related to its activities, joining us will only cost:-

cleanairdayPlans now revealed for Clean Air Day Bishopston on Thursday 21st June feature public support pledges and a "community call-out", 6-7pm, at Boston Tea Party, Gloucester Road, followed by a clean air walk.

Locals are now being invited to pledge their support by making a short, simple, commitment to something they can do in person, no matter how minor, towards cleaner air on the longest day of the year.

ppgrabAnother web-based innovation by The Bishopston Society has just gone live as we launch the Bishopston Planning Portal following months of earnest software development and careful planning work.

Coinciding with a wider revamp of the Planning section of this web site, the Portal provides a view of selected planning applications in Bishopston via a friendly interactive map and easy-to-use and informative local database.

logosimpleWe are delighted to announce the launch of Clean Air Bishopston, a project developed by The Bishopston Society and a range of partners to address the massive problem of air pollution and work towards cleaner air in our part of the city.

Air pollution has been described by some as representing a "public health emergency", and reports suggest that 300 deaths per year may be occuring in Bristol due to illegal pollution levels.

 

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