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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  

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Our stand in Swindon. We are here all weekend at @NSBRC . This is our last year on this stand, in Jan 2020 we are moving to a bigger space. We will be launching our range of downlights, home automation and bespoke LED tape up here. 2020 will be a busy year for us @ablectrics

Just loaded the car with 250 pies kindly donated by Pieminister for 1st Bishopston Scouts fundraising Beer Festival which is taking place tomorrow. Thank you @pieminister ! #littleactsofpieness #gloucesterroad #1stbishopstonscouts @Beer1st

What an inspiration @darrenpjones was today. Thank you for your time you spent with our staff and students on many topical & important issues. Happy Friday! #SOTO @bishmatters @ThePrincipalFHS @bristolmum @BristolEdu @BristolJMC

We have a new "Highest Rated Idea"

"Learners should demonstrate safe practice". Some interesting comments also on what this means.

BRISTOL, there is still 10 days left to log-in and shape how @uwe_AHP trains future Diagnostic #Radiographers @UWE_AHP


18 hours ago

Bishopston Matters

Lots of things to join at The North Bristol Community Project.

Arts for Wellness Drop ins.
Mindful Stitching Socials.
Sewing Classes.
Spanish Conversation Classes.

For further information on dates, times and prices please visit us at or email us,160 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8NT

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Apple Day at Horfield Organic Community Orchard
Sunday 20 October, 2-4pm
Free entry!
Donations of surplus apples for juicing are welcome

To find the orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP):
Walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road & Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right.
OR Take the lane beside 134 Longmead Avenue until you come to the last gate on the left.
For more information:

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2 days ago

Bishopston Matters

Join a local choir ...

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3 days ago

Bishopston Matters

Friends of Bishopston Library will be holding a short AGM on Wednesday 23rd October - and then followed swiftly on their special guest author Heather Child will talk about her debut thriller, Everything About You and her recent publication The Undoing of Arlo Knott.

Tickets £3.00 online or at the library. Doors open at 7.00 for 7.30pm, and there will be a cash bar for soft and hot drinks. We are pleased to accept Bristol pounds (cash only) on the door and the bar.

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4 days ago

Bishopston Matters

“Marie Curie Gloucester Road Shop is hosting a Volunteer Open Day on Wednesday 23rd October from 11am - 2pm. (101 North Road, Bristol BS7 8AT)

The open day will offer potential volunteers the opportunity to visit the Marie Curie Shop and Hub on Gloucester Road to learn more about the broad range of roles available from serving customers in the shop, placing collection tins within the local community or joining a local fundraising group.

Come along for a chat or just to see what we do. It's a friendly informal atmosphere and there are no obligations. Whatever you're interested in. we'll do our best to find the tole that's right for you.

For more information, please call Marie Curie's Community Fundraiser Helen Isbell on 0117 9247 275.”

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