Pavement parkingSeth Piper is fighting the pedestrian's corner over the increasingly common practice by drivers of parking on pavements. See his comments here

GRBIDGloucester Road Businesses Independent District (GRBID) has entered the national Great British High Streety Awards 2018. The process involves 5 stages and at stage 4 the public can become involved in voting for their local High Street (Gloucester Road).


Gloucester Road xxAnother encouraging piece, this time in 'Bristol Live' that points out the success of the independent sector in giving the Gloucester Road its unique and thriving character - a trend that is not being experienced in many other high streets around the country.

parking probsIn response to concerns by residents of Bishopston and St Andrews about persistent parking problems, a hundred local residents attended a meeting on Saturday 12th May, supported by councillors from both sides of Gloucester Rd and hosted by local MP Thangam Debbonaire.

Trees in parkThere are several ways you can become involved in increasing Bristol's future tree cover.  Trees reduce air pollution, have a local cooling effect, and in general have a positive benefit on our health and that of our urban surroundings. To find out how you could help, go to talkingtrees

Egerton road treesTwo diseased trees in Egerton Road need to be replaced. But Council money for replacement has stopped. Crowdfunding has recently been successfully used to find money for replacement trees in Longmead Avenue, Maple Road and Berkeley Road and now the appeal for Egerton Road has reached its target.

GlosRdsceneNext open meeting Thursday 12 April, 12.30-1.45pm, at Joes Bakery. Are you worried about shoplifting, anti-social behaviour, CCTV availability, street begging? Come and talk to local police officer, Andy Stamp. Find out about plans at Gloucester Road Central.

cricket matchResidents' Meeting with Cricket Club - Thursday 26th April 7pm

Dear HowZat? Supporter. As some of you will already know, the Cricket Club has agreed to hold a meeting with local residents on Thursday 26th April at 7 pm in the Jessop Suite at the Cricket Ground. Local Councillors have also been invited.

FOHCThis is a very active group of volunteers who have successfully developed a series of ambitious initiatives to improve the facilities and biodiversity of Horfield Common. For more information on this group's activities, go to FOHC

berkeleyroadtreesA Bristol neighbourhood has ranked in the top five places to live in the whole of the South West region in a prestigious list. The leafy suburb of Bishopston is fourth in The Sunday Times’ list of the best places to live in the South West.