St Andrews park sceneThe retiring secretary of the Friends of St Andrews Park is making the following appeal:

For your information, following discussion and agreement at the FoSAP meeting on 16th January, 2018, I have sent the following email to our 'friends and supporters' list of nearly 60 individuals [excluding Councillors on this occasion] :-

GRShopsThis is the big question about Bishopston set to be re-opened at The Bishopston Society's next public meeting, recently announced for Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7.30pm, at Gloucester Cricket Club.

It’s thirteen years since The Independent billed the Gloucester Road as “the last great British high street”. Now it’s time to look again at the vitality of our area in economic and community terms.

BikehangarKate Highton, of Sustainable Bishopston, is sending out a call to all cyclists in the area.

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North Bristol arts trailEven bigger than last year, the North Bristol Arts Trail has 109 participating artists showing at 56 venues. All artists and venues are listed on the North Bristol Artists website here

tombrookThe Bishopston Society’s voice on the urban fabric has reached Whitehall in the light of our concerns about “permitted developments” in our planning system.

Our recent account of the detrimental effects of poorly drafted and enforced permitted developments has attracted attention in high places. It cited examples of unsightly dormer roof extensions slipping through the planning system without proper scrutiny, and parking in front gardens detrimental to the street scene and environment.

St As Park in autumnBy April 2019 the council has a target to reduce what it spends each year on parks by at least £2.868 million. This means services will need to be run in a very different way.

westmorelandhouseWith the change to a new purchaser of the site and with the full support of the Carriageworks Action Group, it really does seem this terrible blot on Bristol's urban landscape will finally be sensitively developed, taking into account the wishes and requirements of the local community.

AirQualityThe recent meeting of The Bishopston Society featured illuminating examples of how a 2020 vision for clean air in Bishopton could be realised.

Experts representing diversely the global academic research, local political and Bristol campaign activist communities each responded to the need for clean air, in the face of the frightening annual figure of 8.5% of all deaths in Bristol (300) being caused by exposure to air pollution.

road safety

Daniella Radice with Roxanne Moore, a local resident and parent of children at Brunel Field Primary School, have together organised an open meeting to discuss road safety in the Ashley Down Road area and would like to invite you to attend.

 

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