cover2018augAugust 2018

.....Clean Air Bishopston is getting into its stride, and a Planning Portal has been added to the Society's website.  We have an item on the history of Muller's Orphanage, and an encouragement to walk more in Bishopston.

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severn bridgeAs if the huge Filton development isn't going to generate enough additional traffic on the Gloucester Road, we now have another likely source of cars that will also help to clog up parking and increase air pollution in our area. See this article to find out more: severnbridgetolls

car parkingThere is increasing recognition of the intense and growing problems of traffic, road safety and parking in our neighbourhood. Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers all face problems from cars speeding through rat runs; cars are frequently parked across dropped kerbs, close to junctions and on pavements; parked cars have been damaged; air quality is further compromised by vehicles circling streets looking for parking spaces.

bcrcpThe BCRCP Interim Steering Group which was formed in the wake of the former Neighbourhood Partnership, held its inaugural AGM at Bishopston Library on 22 February.

air pollution 2The letter calls for increased access to funding to support the delivery of Clean Air Zones and to fund investment in cleaner buses and taxis, as well as improvements in walking and cycling infrastructure. More on this topic can be found here

green partyThis newsletter includes articles on 'Cycle Sunday' - Sept 2nd, and 'Action on Car-free Day' - Sept 22nd. The complete newsletter can be read here

Severn view

Sometimes it is good to extend our view beyond our immediate neighbourhood. Though it is not that far beyond. Just a few miles north of us is the River Severn and its associated Levels landscape.

Stokes Croft Nov 5th 2012 CopyNot another false alarm. This time, albeit with a slight delay because of asbestos removal, the horrific Westmoreland House in Stoke's Croft is at long last being demolished.

BCR streetsceneThe BCR Street scene volunteers are still working but with a few changes. Why not come and talk to us on Monday August 13th in Bishopston Library 4.30 – 6 pm. The updated student welcome flyers will be available.

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".

 

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