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".

It will hear from experts on the planning system, city design and the issues Bishopston Society is representing you on at the moment.

You will have the opportunity to review the current character of Bishopston, and say how you would like to see it improved. A fresh view of citizens' voice in local planning, and how we can use the planning system to make improvements, will also be on offer.

Expert contributions will be from:-

  • Peter Insole, Bristol City Council City Design Group
  • Neil Embleton, Bishopston Society Planning Advisor and Conservation Architect
  • Alison Bromilow, Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network

Nick Plant, Bishopston Society Chair, said "We want a chance to 'go back to basics' by taking a fresh look at the Society's mission to secure the improvement of local amenities and the social, environmental and historic character of Bishopston".

"So we'll take stock of our built environment on this occasion, find out more about how the planning system can work for us, and how TBS can encourage citizen involvement in shaping our area."

The meeting will also include our usual strictly time-limited Annual General Meeting formalities, at which all paid-up members will be entitled to take part and vote.......and new volunteers to help run the Society will be sought.

The event is however open to all, and will be concluded with our usual lively Open Forum, featuring shout-outs on local events, issues and concerns. Free refreshments and opportunities for networking and informal discussion will be provided.