This is an invitation to everyone in the Bishopston community to make a window display in the front of their home to be seen from the street.This event is a fun, creative opportunity to light up the community during the dark winter.


Two complementary lectures, on aspects of Bristol’s air pollution were given by Steve Cranshaw and Dr Angela Raffle. Steve’s talk took a largely scientific view of the air pollution situation both in Bristol and nationally. Angela’s talk looked at some less conventional ideas and strategies....

westmorelandhouseAfter an important meeting on October 13th in which the latest news on the redevelopment of the derelict Westmoreland House site in Stokes Croft was discussed, it seems as if the situation has got more complicated than ever.

Up to date information on what is (or is not) happening can be found carriageworks


Bristol is up against four other sites across the UK in the Grow Wild competition.
The winner will be decided by public vote and receive a Big Lottery grant of £120,000. Bristol's project, The People’s Plant Collection is all about transforming dull, abandoned areas into vibrant, colourful wild flower spaces that communities across our wonderful city can enjoy.



The quality and vitality of our streets is crucial to a big city like Bristol.  But are our streetscape and public spaces as good as they could be, and how could we make them better ?  Public space is shared by many different users: have we got the balance right ? Is there another way ?

ceilidhThe Friends of St Andrews Park invite you to their Autumn Ceilidh.

Come to the Ceilidh and help us raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee Syria Crisis Appeal as well as for our work in this beautiful park.

mayorAlthough this question session dates from June 2014, much of what George Ferguson says is still relevant 3 months later. In the 40 minute video, he answers questions on a range of topics including gentrification, Sainsbury's and supermarkets, derelict buildings, alternative transport, the Port of Avonmouth, and the role of Mayor.

The video can be seen here But note the interview doesn't begin until one minute into the video.



While not part of our immediate ‘patch’, the Lower Severn Vale Levels landscape forms one of the largest areas of countryside close to North Bristol. Because its scenery is not spectacular and is in places scarred by industrial developments, it is probably a place that we don’t often think of visiting when we want to get away from our urban surroundings for a day out.

ideasfestThis Festival consists of over 80 different talks and events extending over a two month period, of which these examples give a flavour and may be of more local interest: 'Mayor's Annual Lecture: The State of Bristol', 'What is a Healthy City and What are Healthy Communities?', 'Cary Grant - from Horfield to Hollywood'.