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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 landscpe 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.

Litter clean upBuilding on the success of the Great Bristol Spring Clean, it’s time to register your interest and join the citywide volunteer movement, in keeping our city ship shape and Bristol fashion.

Healthy City weekThis series of talks and events ties in well with the Bishopston Society's major initiative of involving individuals and local groups in working towards ways of improving the air quality in and around the Bishopston area. There is certainly a pressing need to develop ways in which the environment of the whole of the city area can be improved for the benefit of all Bristolians' health. More information on this week here

gloucsroadconservationarea Bristol Heritage Forum Annual Conference examines the history of how Bristol's Conservation areas were so designated. This full day conference is on October 27th, 9.00 - 17.00. Tickets are £15 (students free).

 

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