ourplacesurveySeventeen local volunteers turned up for the recent ‘Gloucester Road/Bishopston Heritage survey event.

Split into small groups, our task was to take small stretches of the Gloucester Road and using prepared large scale maps and a standard collection of symbols to denote a range of features, carry out a Neighbourhood mapping survey to record the specific character of the section of the Gloucester Road to which we had been assigned.

Pubic meeting speakerThere was a shared focus on ‘liveability’ at The Bishopston Society public meeting held on 7 April 2014. The common theme running through each of our four guest presentations was how the neighbourhood quality of the Gloucester Road and Bishopston could be improved.

TID-100214937he Bishopston Society has a new web site! Following months of redesign, planning and development work, our new site went live on Wednesday 22 January 2014.

Guest speaker talkA fascinating insight into the plans for a new medical practice, and much more, was given at the The Bishopston Society AGM. 

Contributions from guest speakers included revelations from Mark Allen of The Spence Practice about the nearly-complete Bristol North Baths redevelopment.

Making the pointThe bitterly cold weather did not deter around 90 people from attending the Bishopston Society Open meeting on the eveing of 25 March 2013. The reason for this exceptionally large attendance for one of our open meetings was that the guest speaker was the Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson.

Councillor Bev Knott threw doubts on the Localism Bill at the Bishopston Society Open Meeting on 4 April 4 2011 but spoke up for the Neighbourhood Partnerships, in which we are actively involved.

Well-known local historian David Cemlyn made a historic appeal as guest speaker to the Society meeting on 27 September 2010. He invited members to join a campaign to get the Horfield Police Station building granted listed status to protect it from the development he predicted would otherwise be inevitable.

The Bishopston Society again exhibited at St Bonaventures Fair on Sunday 11 July 2010.  Visitors took an interest in the photos relating to developments in the Bishopston area, and interesting discussions about trade on the Gloucester Road took place.St Bons Fair 1St Bons Fair 2St Bons Fair 3St Bons Fair 4

The Spot the Location quiz was particularly popular.

Over 40 people attended the Bishopston Society meeting on the 22 March 2010 at St Michael's Church Hall. The Chair mentioned that the website is Photo of Neil Harrison at public meetingnow up and running and do let us know if you have any suggestions for articles/information you would like to see on the site. The meeting was largely taken up with a useful talk from two speakers, Councillor Neil Harrison

 

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