Your community website for Bishopston, Ashley Down, Horfield and St Andrews

Bishopston community news and business directory

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  


Stay up to date with all the latest community news by signing up to our mailing list.

* indicates required


Last year, we provided 4,536 emergency food parcels to people in crisis - 1,809 of these went to children. Enough is enough - it’s not right that people cannot afford the basics. We stand with @TrussellTrust and believe #ThisCanChange
Full details -

👇Thank you to the @BristolLibrary staff for this book display👇

🎭 Wake Up & Dream: Oliver Messel & the @BristolUni Theatre Collection
🎭 An illustrated talk by Gemma Brace
🎭 Thur 25th Apr 7pm
🎭 #RedlandLibrary #Bristol
🎭 Free Admission


We are back open after our Easter Break and in desperate need of nappies in size 1 & 2, changing mats and complete buggy boards. Drop us a message if you can help. 😍

#babybanks #donate #volunteer #give #Bristol247 #Bristol #charityTuesday #Tuesday

Bobby Clennell is here this week: places still available on Friday (experienced) and Saturday (general), don't miss it!


1 hour ago

Bishopston Matters
View on Facebook

2 days ago

Bishopston Matters

Intergenerational Arts and Crafts Project With Childen’s Scrapstore Children’s Scrapstore, 21 Sevier Street, St. Werburgh’s. BS2 9LB

Are you over 50? We’re looking for older adults to take part in an Arts and Crafts Intergenerational Project with 6 year olds in local Primary Schools! You don’t need any experience with children, or to be good at art, just an interest in taking part. Those interested in the Event with St. Werburgh’s Primary , need to be available on 1st May for a Preparation Session at Children’s Scrapstore (10 am – 12 pm), and 7th May for the Intergenerational Event itself (10 am – 12 pm). Those interested in the Event with Fairlawn Primary in Montpelier need to be available for a Preparation Session at Children’s Scrapstore on 13th May (2 pm – 4 pm) and the Intergenerational Event on 22nd May (2 hrs including tea break! Times TBC) . For more details and to sign up call 0117 9143002 or email Questions welcome!

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Bishopston Matters

Lockleaze and Horfield Strollers
Tuesday 14th May Abbots Leigh
Bristol Bus Station 10:00 (bus X4 @ 10:15)
A chance to discover the Abbot's pond in Fish Pond wood. Coffee stop at Brackenwood Garden Centre before catching bus back.
Leader: Julienne

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Bishopston Matters

Lockleaze & Horfield Strollers

Tuesday 30th April Bath Bridges
Bristol Bus Station 10:00 (bus X39 @ 10:18)
A really enjoyable riverside walk. Please note, it can be muddy in places and parts are single file only .Leader: John

View on Facebook

4 days ago

Bishopston Matters

SUNDAY MAY 19th 16:00-23:00
Penny Brohn brings you one two of Bristol’s finest acts: pop legends Doreen Doreen and favourite comedian Mark Olver.

bars, food stalls and face glitter. With plenty or laughter and dancing it promises to be a great evening!

Tickets cost £25 each, with the first 50 tickets sold receiving a free drink. VIP tickets are available for £37 and include access to a VIP area with two free drinks, seating, nibbles and a VIP bar. The event sells out quickly so book your tickets today. For more information and to book your tickets visit or call 01275 370073.

View on Facebook