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Bishopston Matters is a popular community magazine delivered free to 10,500 homes across Bishopston, Ashley Down, Horfield, St Andrews and parts of Redland. It celebrates all the numerous positive local events, activities, groups and individuals that live within this area. Keeping people up to date with the latest news from the vibrant Gloucester Road, green spaces – St Andrews Park, Horfield Common, The Golden Hill Community Garden as well as local schools, scouting, history, WI, church groups, local councillors and much, much more! As well as promoting local news and events, the magazine is a trusty directory for local businesses and traders, its handy A5 size means it is held onto. Whatever you need, you will find a local business that can help, within the pages of the community magazine. If you would like to promote your business or services to the local community or raise awareness of a local group, please do get in touch, contact  

  • News from Golden Hill Community Garden

    Attention all parents/carers with a child with special educational needs or a disability! We're really happy to announce that our new Sunday Adventure Club is coming! Starting on 2 April and running on…
  • Free Macmillan Wellbeing Day for the over 55’s

    LinkAge’s Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement project is hosting a free Wellbeing day for people affected by cancer on Wednesday 8th March at Burges Salmon, 1 Glass Wharf, (close to Temple Meads station, and bus…
  • Life Cycle’s Summer Season of Saturday Sales

    Life Cycle will be opening their doors to the public at their workshop in the grounds of Horfield prison on Sat 18th March to kick off their summer season of…



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Sprogs Sale: Saturday 18th March ON TODAY ...

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TONIGHT: BCR NP Forum, 7pm - 9pm, Redland Green School
Combined forum for all three (Bishopston, Cotham and Redland) wards.
• Meet PCC Sue Mountstevens
• Get updates on local policing, street scene, parks, libraries, street banners, supported bus routes etc.
• Find out what the Council budget cuts mean for our area
• Help decide what should happen following the ending of Neighbourhood Partnerships
At our public forum, we will be welcoming Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens to tell us about the changing nature of policing and her priorities for the future. There will also be the usual updates from our local neighbourhood police and on other local activities.

As you may have heard, Bristol City Council has had to impose significant cuts to services in order to balance its budget in the face of increased costs and reduced government funding. These cuts include funding for parks, libraries, local road schemes and our Neighbourhood Partnership.
Find out more at the meeting.

We have started to discuss whether some kind of local organisation might be useful instead of the NP.

Please, come along to say what you think should happen, and help decide what we can do together to support our local community in the future.

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School Experience Day - 15th March at Fairfield School ...

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Ukulele Funhouse Orchestra Show on 18th March
playing the Newman Hall in aid of Penny Brohn Cancer care.

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Book your tickets for the fab Spring Ceilidh at St Bart's Church hall this Sat eve. Always a hoot! Organised by the Friends of St Andrews Park. ...

Ceildh with the Molecatchers, organised by FOSAP

March 11, 2017, 7:00pm - March 11, 2017, 5:00pm

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer...FOSAP's ceilidhs are lively, great fun and we sell out every year so get your tickets quick...! £10 for adults, £5 for under 19's. Free light buffet at half time and wine,beer and soft drinks available. Surplus funds raised go to help international aid and FOSAP's work in the park. Order tickets in advance from email Des at Find the molecatchers at

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