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First casualty of the Gloucester Road 'eateries' and cafes war?

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The Delmonico restaurant is finally 'closing' after 13 years, though it will be merging with (or swallowed by?) the apparently more successful Zazu's Kitchen, just up the road. The seemingly endless openings of new eating places on the Gloucester Road in the last few years has perhaps finally reached saturation point.

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Floodlights for GCCC - Update

GCCClightsHOWZAT have circulated the latest letter from GCCC about their floodlight plans.
We understand that the planning application has been delayed until later in September.

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Floodlights for GCCC - public exhibition

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The Howzat organisation wish to inform local residents that Gloucestershire Cricket Club are holding a public exhibition of their proposals for floodlights at the County Ground on Friday 18th July 3 - 8 pm

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St Andrews Park: strategy to reduce antisocial behaviour - now in glorious bloom

annualflowers2With the help of a grant of £5,000 from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action fund, and with additional input in the form of the expertise of BCC, members of Friends of St Andrews Park were able to effect their plan for a three-year project aimed at reducing anti social behaviour in the park.

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22 things you probably didn't know about the Gloucester Road

GlosRdsceneThe website, 'Bristol Culture' recently came up with this interesting collection of facts about the Gloucester Road shops and venues.

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Bishopston and ‘The Young Ones’

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The recent and untimely death of Rik Mayall, the actor who played one of the main roles in the hugely popular 1980’s BBC TV comedy series ‘The Young Ones’, is a reminder that many of the scenes were filmed in and around Bishopston.

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Some memories of Colston’s Girls’ School, 1932 – 1943

ColstonsgirlsschoolI attended Colston’s Girls’ School from 1932, when I was six, until I left in 1943. Pupils came to the school from a wide area of both Bristol and beyond.

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Horfield allotments: Lia Leendertz looks into their history

AllotmentLia Leendertz is a gardening author and journalist (a regular contributor to the 'Guardian') who lives in Horfield. Here she begins her search into the history of Horfield allotments.

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St Andrews Park - Trees

Park treesOne of the features of St Andrews Park particularly appreciated by many, if not most of its users, is its many mature and varied trees. If you are an arboriphile, you may like to learn more about the trees of St Andrews Park here.

Henleaze History

Although not covering Bishopston history, the following website may well prove of interest, looking as it does at the history of the nearby neighbourhood of Henleaze:

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