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A well-attended public meeting held on 30 March 2015 not only heard four contrasting but equally interesting guest presentations, but also a range of lively interventions from the audience.

 

Despite the competing attractions of the NHS hustings in the main hall next door, there was a full house to hear from Barra Mac Ruairi, Strategic Director of Place at Bristol City Council: councillors Daniella Radice and Martin Fodor, on the Walking Map Project and the North Bristol Baths project respectively; and Liz Kew from Streetscene.

 

The evening was completed by the members of the audience who engaged with enthusiasm in discussions on a wide-ranging variety of topics.

agm2014The Bishopston Society 2014 AGM held on Monday, Sept 29th proved to be one of its most interesting annual meetings. The audience of around forty or so heard the fascinating accounts of three different neighbourhood enterprises that had a common theme of the development of local green spaces for the benefit of the community. Each of the three speakers shared a tangible and infectious enthusiasm for their project which was clearly reflected in the manner in which the voluntary groups involved in these projects strived so hard to achieve the extraordinary levels of success that they have realised.

ourplacesurveySeventeen local volunteers turned up for the recent ‘Gloucester Road/Bishopston Heritage survey event.

Split into small groups, our task was to take small stretches of the Gloucester Road and using prepared large scale maps and a standard collection of symbols to denote a range of features, carry out a Neighbourhood mapping survey to record the specific character of the section of the Gloucester Road to which we had been assigned.

Pubic meeting speakerThere was a shared focus on ‘liveability’ at The Bishopston Society public meeting held on 7 April 2014. The common theme running through each of our four guest presentations was how the neighbourhood quality of the Gloucester Road and Bishopston could be improved.

TID-100214937he Bishopston Society has a new web site! Following months of redesign, planning and development work, our new site went live on Wednesday 22 January 2014.

Guest speaker talkA fascinating insight into the plans for a new medical practice, and much more, was given at the The Bishopston Society AGM. 

Contributions from guest speakers included revelations from Mark Allen of The Spence Practice about the nearly-complete Bristol North Baths redevelopment.

Making the pointThe bitterly cold weather did not deter around 90 people from attending the Bishopston Society Open meeting on the eveing of 25 March 2013. The reason for this exceptionally large attendance for one of our open meetings was that the guest speaker was the Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson.

Councillor Bev Knott threw doubts on the Localism Bill at the Bishopston Society Open Meeting on 4 April 4 2011 but spoke up for the Neighbourhood Partnerships, in which we are actively involved.

Well-known local historian David Cemlyn made a historic appeal as guest speaker to the Society meeting on 27 September 2010. He invited members to join a campaign to get the Horfield Police Station building granted listed status to protect it from the development he predicted would otherwise be inevitable.

The Bishopston Society again exhibited at St Bonaventures Fair on Sunday 11 July 2010.  Visitors took an interest in the photos relating to developments in the Bishopston area, and interesting discussions about trade on the Gloucester Road took place.St Bons Fair 1St Bons Fair 2St Bons Fair 3St Bons Fair 4

The Spot the Location quiz was particularly popular.

 

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