St Andrews bookLocal resident and historian, Mike Manson will give a talk on the hidden history of the St Andrews area, based on his book of the same name.

P1070423 Copy CopyBristol City Council is putting the running of park cafes out to tender. This would mean the unique, locally owned and very popular cafe in St Andrews Park would no longer be allowed to operate there.

cablemapA probe into offshore ownership in Bristol shows that properties owned by secretive tax havens are to be found anywhere, including Bishopston, not just in plush mansion areas.

Berkeley road trees2Recent concerns about Bristol Trees in Crisis have been complemented by  better news on trees in Bishopston, thanks to local community efforts affecting two of our tree-lined streets.

com orch 15 5All are welcome to Wassail at the Horfield Organic Community Orchard on Saturday 13 January 2018, 2 - 4pm

Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest

Berkeley road trees2Longmead Avenue in Horfield, BS7 needs 8 new trees to replace diseased ones that are being felled. A crowdfunding attempt is being made to raise enough money for replacement trees in this road. See: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/longmead-avenue-trees

Memorial groundA recent frank and promising meeting of Bristol Rovers FC directors with a group of local residents, bodes well for further dialogue between the club and its neighbours. The meeting was arranged by Friends of the Memorial Ground (FOMG), to discuss the intention of Dwane Sports Ltd, who are the owners of Bristol Rovers, to rebuild the Memorial Stadium.

Pine Grove PLace Aug 10th 14 2

This is the latest Street scene 'newsletter' from Liz Kew:

Hard to believe it is September on Friday. I hope you have all had a good summer and ready for some Street Scene work this autumn.

mem aerial view

 Following the apparent collapse of negotiations between Dwane Sports Limited (for Bristol Rovers) and UWE, it seems that the proposed new Rovers stadium at UWE is not to be. Wael Al-Qadi and Stephen Hamer have announced that instead the Memorial Stadium is to be rebuilt/revamped as Rovers’ home.

St Andrews park 1In the 'My Favourite Park' piece in The Observer of July 9, St Andrew's Park was praised for its atmosphere, diversity and ability, all of which made the writer feel that Bristol is truly his home.

 

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