If you are a new student starting at the University of the West of England or the University of Bristol, living in or around the Bishopston area of the city, welcome to our neighbourhood.


Clive Stevens, Chair of Bristol Tree Forum says:

Dear Friend of Bristol’s Trees – You are invited to the TreeForum meeting on Monday 6th Oct at 6pm. Members of the public and representatives of community organisations, it is really important you flex your democratic muscles and come if you can!


This information comes from Councillor Fi Hance's latest enewsletter:

A couple of new schemes are being consulted on – the first at the bottom of North and Cromwell Road and the second relating to a new crossing on Coldharbour Road.  Both can be found here



No 20 bus

This news comes from the latest enewsletter from local councillor, Fi Hance:

Having moved and then restored the no 20 bus route earlier this year, First Bus announced that it would be cutting this service on September 1st, citing financial unviability. 


From Clive Stevens:

Dear Friend of Bristol’s trees – You may know I am stepping down as Chair of the TreeForum in January 2015 (my 3 & 1/2  years are up). I do plan to stand as Vice Chair but we will need a Chair or 2 Co-Chairs to take the helm during 2015 and onwards (Could be a gradual handover?).

airpollutionAIR QUALITY IN BRISTOL - TIME TO STOP BREATHING? : Steve Crawshaw and  Dr Angela Raffle  

Steve Crawshaw has worked on air quality in Bristol since the inception of Local Air Quality management in 1998. He has expertise in monitoring, modelling and reporting on air quality in the city. 


As part of Bristol 2015 – the year that we celebrate being European Green Capital – grants are being awarded to projects that help change attitudes and behaviour towards sustainable living. In our area, the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership have a total of £10,000 available for local groups with good ideas.


The latest news from the Bishopston Green Party councillors, Tim Malnick and Daniella Radice can be seen in this eNews here


The Draft Bristol Cycle Strategy sets out BCC's strategic aims, their priority areas for investment and their approaches to key challenges and targets for cycling in Bristol.


The strategy contains the Coucil's targets and action plan for the next three years.


The Celebrating Age Festival (CAF) was first set up in 2008 in response to the Bristol Older people’s Strategy.

Its vision is to:

  •  Recognise the positive value of older people and combat age discrimination
  • Place older people at the centre of thinking and planning of services 
  • Actively promote independence and well being rather than just being reactive