Over 40 people attended the Bishopston Society meeting on the 22 March 2010 at St Michael's Church Hall. The Chair mentioned that the website is Photo of Neil Harrison at public meetingnow up and running and do let us know if you have any suggestions for articles/information you would like to see on the site. The meeting was largely taken up with a useful talk from two speakers, Councillor Neil Harrison

Both 2009 newsletters...

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Winter 2008

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Summer 2008

...the top end at least of the Gloucester Road was beginning to feel the pinch, with shops closing.  Planning permission had been granted for the Bristol North Baths development, which was due to start in the summer  -  delays were anticipated ....

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November 2007Click to read this newsletter

...the new Redland school had opened, and the Bishop Road playing fields had been closed to the public.  The Sainsburys application rumbled on, and there was a Stop Press on the subject of Residents Parking Schemes

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Spring 2007Click to read this newsletter

...Sainsburys were applying to build a big new supermarket just off the Gloucester Road, with BOGOFS joining battle with them.  Elsewhere, two long-running planning sagas had their beginnings.

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November 2006

...the environment and sustainability were the themes for this newsletter, with top tips on how to save on electricity and gas.  Also, there was an update on the Bristol North Baths development, which now involved a new library!

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March 2006

...the Bristol North swimming pool had closed in the previous November, but there were ongoing efforts to save the building.  The newsletter also highlighted the growth in street parties in the area, and Bishopston's appearances on TV.

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August 2005

...an issue graced with a picture of local celebrity Sapphire covered a variety of issues, from cuts in bus services, to front garden parking conversions, to developments on Pigsty Hill and the new Redland school.  And members told us what they liked and disliked about Bishopston and St Andrews.

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February 2005

...the move to 24 hour drinking was appearing on the horizon, and concerns were expressed about the effect on the Gloucester Road of the new changes to the licensing laws.  "Current issues" also look strangely familiar!

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