The Bishopston Society suspended operations in October 2019. This is nothing to do with any virus, pandemic or lockdown. It's "just" due to lack of people to run it.
To all intents and purposes, we are therefore CLOSED. We are trying to maintain some interest via Facebook (and to a lesser exent Twitter) - see our social media feeds on the right hand side of our web site. The web site itself is not being updated (much), but all our work over the years is still represented well on the site, so we hope it will remain a useful resource....
.....and the possibility of the organisation being revived (quite possibly with a new name, and maybe refocused goals) has not been ruled out. It "just" needs some community support in the form of fresh new people-power, ie volunteers to get things going again, a small team maybe. Those of us left behind from the pre-October committee have undertaken to help anyone stepping forward, and are keeping things alive, if dormant, in case a handover to a new leader/group becomes possible.
Why are we closed? Can YOU help?
Our work was put on hold due to a leadership crisis. A public meeting gave massive support for a continuation of our work, and generated lots of good ideas. But nobody has come forward to carry those ideas forward. A vacuum has therefore been left, but it can be filled.....
If you can help in some (any!) form, or contribute to this debate, please use our Contact form to let us know or drop an email in to .
For further details and more on the background, please follow links below:-
- Our previous appeal "Can you help the Bishopston Society survive?" is still in force.
- Lots of ideas and enthusiasm at November's community meeting represents a major asset to anyone interested in revival
- Background to the leadership crisis was published in September
- A downloadable "think piece" published at the same time set out the outgoing committee's views on its previous work and the future.