streetsceneThe next BCR Street Scene “drop in” session is at Bishopston Library on Monday February 11th 4.30 to 6 pm. This is our regular slot on the second Monday of each month.

festivalOn 9 March 2019, this festival will celebrate the diversity of international food and drink available on Gloucester Road, represented by at least 20 different nations.

parkingWe are pleased to report that it has been a busy year for BOSA which started around a year ago in 2017 with the amalgamation of two informal groups with shared concerns working in Bishopston and St. Andrews – from this meeting of minds BOSA was formed.

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A comprehensive report from the UK charity 'Living Streets' looks at the significant positive effects of developing and investing in urban pedestrianisation. Evidence for this is demonstrated by research carried out in shopping areas across the world.

P1140200The proposals are to bring the Grade 11 listed building of the Bristol North Baths back into use as offices through minor alterations to recently added partitions.

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

Gloucester Road Business Improvement District (GRBID). New plants in planters have now been set up with the aid of local volunteers and Street Scene while Wild Leaf have provided the plants and Bishopston Hardware the compost.planters1 

muller buildings photo 1It is difficult to believe that not long ago St Andrews was a place of pilgrimage and small miracles. Visitors to Bristol at the beginning of the twentieth century were encouraged not only to visit the great sights of the city such as the Suspension Bridge and St Mary Redcliffe but also venture up Ashley Hill to Muller’s Orphan Houses.

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.

 

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