AirQuality3The Bishopston Society’s forthcoming public meeting on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Friends Meeting House is aiming high in aspiring towards a vision for clean air in Bishopston and beyond by the year 2020.

The Society is pushing forward a major initiative on self-help and community responses to local air quality with the help of a high-powered expert panel of guest speakers.

Councillor Fi Hance will tell us what the Council is doing to clean up our air, and in her position as local Green Councillor, Bristol City Council cabinet member and chair of its Air Quality Management Group, Cllr Hance is well qualified to provide this vital update.

Following on from the theme recently initiated by the Society on citizen-led solutions, UWE Research Fellow Dr Caroline Bartle will also discuss what we can do to clean up our air, based on international research findings on travel behaviours and sustainable transport.

And you’ll also hear from Alan Morris of Bristol Walking Alliance about walking alternatives and his organisation’s goal of making Bristol the best city for walking in the world.

This exciting meeting takes place on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Friends Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8PD, and is organised in conjunction with Sustainable Bishopston.

As in our previous successful meetings, there will again be opportunities for “open forum” updates, informal networking over free organic fruit juice refreshments, and for group discussions.

Finally, participants will get a special sneak preview of the forthcoming “Clean Air Bishopston”, a new project to take this work forward, and currently poised for an autumn launch, set up in partnership between Bishopston Society, Sustainable Bishopston, Bristol Walking Alliance, Bristol City Councillors and UWE.

You’ll also get the chance to hear the short annual and financial reports, and elect committee members, in a very brief initial Annual General Meeting which precedes the guest talks.
All this follows hard on the heels of the group’s recent appeal for additional nominations to serve on the committee, and/or just help keep the Society going. In particular, it’s aiming to encourage more women and younger people to become involved. More details of this appeal are here

You can read another recent website article (with links to further air pollution articles) on Bristol and Bishopston air quality here