logosimpleWe are delighted to announce the launch of Clean Air Bishopston, a project developed by The Bishopston Society and a range of partners to address the massive problem of air pollution and work towards cleaner air in our part of the city.

Air pollution has been described by some as representing a "public health emergency", and reports suggest that 300 deaths per year may be occuring in Bristol due to illegal pollution levels.

TBS meeting April 2018 1The Gloucester Road and its independent traders and businesses appear to be on track towards a future healthy, sustainable local economy.

This was the general consensus that came out of the lively panel-based meeting run by The Bishopston Society on 17th April 2018.

The public meeting was set up to consider the future of the Gloucester Road and the economy of Bishopston. Will it continue to thrive? And how might it need to change in order to do so?

northbristolsmallThe Let's Walk Bishopston group has now released an extension to its series of local walking maps, which is now available here on our web site alongside the originals.

BristolWalkFest2018Organised walks in Bishopston will feature as part of Bristol Walkfest, which runs for the whole of May 2018.

Two local walks have been organised, and will be led by, Bishopston Society's very own Kevin Molloy. Both are in the 'easy' category and accessible for buggies and wheelchairs.

GRShopsMembers of the Bishopston Society and local residents have been asked to bring questions along to the forthcoming public meeting on Tuesday 17th April at Gloucester Cricket Club (7.15pm for a 7.30pm start).

Set up to examine the economic vitality of Bishopston, focused on Gloucester Road, the event will be run along the lines of the famous BBC Question Time programme, to ensure that the voice of Bishopstonians dominates whilst accessing the expertise of our guest panelists.

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.

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.

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.

AirQuality3The Bishopston Society’s forthcoming public meeting on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Friends Meeting House is aiming high in aspiring towards a vision for clean air in Bishopston and beyond by the year 2020.

The Society is pushing forward a major initiative on self-help and community responses to local air quality with the help of a high-powered expert panel of guest speakers.

car exhaust pollutionThe Bishopston Society’s arrangements for our next exciting public meeting, to be coupled with our 2017 Annual General Meeting, have now been finalised. Please make a diary note now: the meeting will take place on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 from 7 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 300, Gloucester Road.

The focus of the meeting (other than the traditional AGM formalities, which will only be brief) will be on the Clean Air Campaign which is now becoming a major issue with which TBS is involved.

 

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