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.


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.

CADBIntro2The Clean Air Bishopston project team has now finalised plans for Thursday 20th June, national Clean Air Day, and is offering no less than nine ways everyone can help deal with the killer in our midst represented by air pollution. At and around Boston Tea Party, Nevil Road, we are "leading the way locally with a series of activities planned for all ages".

TBS meeting 1The evening, which was aimed at celebrating the wide range of local cultural amenities and activities, was already buzzing with conversations well before the meeting had officially begun, this while the exhibitors were variously setting up their displays. Conditions were clearly ideal for some serious networking.

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Thursday 20 June is national Clean Air Day in Britain.

Clean Air Bishopston is running a series of local activities throughout the day. The aim is to get people in the community to think about the issue of air pollution and cleaner air whilst at the same time doing something interesting.

TBSCelebratesOur Celebration of Bishopston Culture taking place on Tuesday 2nd April has met with a goodly response from contributors to the local social and culture scene, who are looking forward to meeting you at Gloucester County Cricket Ground from 7.15 for a 7.30pm start.

Participants will encounter "exhibitors" who have now been lined up from a wide range of areas, including literature, art, photography, theatre, music, gardening and growing, local history, and community & media.

TBSCelebratesThe Bishopston Society is throwing open its doors for a celebration of Bishopston’s world-class social life, in a change to our normal public meeting format, on Tuesday 2nd April, 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, at Gloucester County Cricket Club.

We've also issued a public call for nominations for the organisations, individuals, events and activities that YOU think make up Bishopston's lively social and cultural scene.

OurJourneySqAs many readers will be aware, The Bishopston Society is run by a small elected committee and a group of valued helpers. Being accountable to our members, the committee tries to make explicit the policies governing the way we work, from time to time at least.

ppteaserThe Bishopston Society is pleased to announce that our Planning Portal has now been relaunched.

This unique and innovative web service provides an interactive view of local planning applications that we are scrutinising, and often making representations to Bristol City Council on, on behalf of YOU, the members of our Society and other Bishopstonians.

New records recently just added to the portal, furthermore, are historically significant, by coincidence.

 

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