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.

Bristol Civic Society logoThis includes the Society's views on planning proposals for sites including the BRI, Broadwalk shopping centre and Portwall Gate. Full details of the Society's comments on these and other planning applications can be seen here

Green capitalA summary of the wide ranging work of this group during the last year can be found here

film nightFour films looking at aspects of Bristol's history presented by the film maker Gordon Young. Thursday Nov 29th at 7.30, Friends Meeting House, Hampton Road, Redland. More information at film night

park pathsAt present, Bristol’s parks are in limbo. The cumulative effect of swingeing cuts in government grants to local councils has meant that Bristol Council no longer has the resources to run and maintain its parks in a way that was previously possible before this savage surgery took effect.

Transition NetworkIncluded in the newsletter are: details of a recent Tree Conference and the detailed report on this on its website and a short film on the success of a community farm recently set up near Chew Valley Lake. Transition Bristol's newsletter can be found here

 

bonfireFor details of events being organised by the Community Garden for accessible family adventure day in half term and also for a bonfire and free view of Bishop Road's firework display, see their newsletter here

meeting 1At a lively public meeting of The Bishopston Society on 2nd October, a range of powerful ideas for improving Bishopston was gathered.

The ideas were the meeting's response to the key question of the evening, "How can we as ordinary citizens exploit people power to improve Bishopston?", following and in conjunction with our guest speakers.

litter pickBristol Autumn Litter Blitz is running from 15th to 28th of October. More details can be found at: litter blitz

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Yet another consultation exercise from Bristol City Council. But this is an important opportunity to have your say and influence the way in which BCC needs to improve the city's future transport policy, not least in order to deal with the present serious problem of air pollution.

 

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