sus transportThe Bishopston Society public meeting at 7.30 pm on Tuesday Oct 1st 2019, at Horfield Quaker Meeting (300 Gloucester Rd BS7 8PD), will feature Sustainable Transport in Bishopston, as previewed previously.

Increasing motor traffic in our area, with its concomitant serious parking problems in many Bishopston and St Andrews streets, Gloucester Road’s heavy, noisy traffic and associated poor air quality and its effects on our health, are examples of issues which are in urgent need of action if we are to improve our local environment.

TBSQueryA motion being tabled at the AGM of The Bishopston Society on 1st October could lead to closure of the organisation. The Society is now considered to be no longer viable, following decisions made by several of its leaders to step down from their roles. A critical review of options for moving forwards, or not, has therefore been proposed by outgoing Chair, Nick Plant.

P1120337 Copy   September Action Hour during Sat Sept 28th or Sunday 29th

After a break in August, this month we would like to try something different.

community fair    Bishopston Community Fair is being held at the Bishopston Library. More information here

All Saints Church Bristol BRO Picbox 4 BCh 1 1250x1250  Bristol Heritage Forum are offering a guided tour of the Old City followed by a talk about the history of All Saints City Church. Details of the evening event are here

 

digital screens  Streets are public spaces and not the property of corporations and businesses. This recent article outlines the reasons for campaigning against Bristol's use of more hoardings and the new technology of big digital screens for advertising.

 

Low emission zone sign   Marvin Rees has been put under pressure by DEFRA to get its Clean Air Zone plans implemented by September 30th. Read more on this here

XRThank goodness a mainly younger generation has recognised the heating up of our climate has reached a critical stage and that only direct action will alert and persuade our politicians to take immediate measures to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Keep informed about the actions that are planned by Extinction Rebellion here

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The Community Fair is an event organised by the Friends of the Library, The Bishopston Society and Bishopston Redland and Cotham Community Partnership, in conjunction with Bishopston Library.


P1140583 CopyClean Air Day, June 20th was a busy and successful one for Clean Air Bishopston. Vegan smoothies, bacon rolls, happy cyclists, active children creatively absorbed in activities themed around air pollution, and inspiring mini talks from local organisations on how they are confronting and offering ways of mitigating the problems of Bristol’s polluted air.

 

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