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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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Reverse Advent calendars can make a huge difference to our local #foodbank. Why not start one now so you can drop your food off to our foodbank early December. Here's the link >>


14 hours ago

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The Old Library
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~~ Handmade aprons & knitted toys, ~~
~~ Christmas gifts for men, women, girls and boys. ~~
~~ Local jewellery and up-cycled creations, ~~
~~ Cards, prints, beauty, books & decorations, ~~
~~ Join at the Old Library for our craft fair event, ~~
~~ you’ll be sure to pick up your perfect present! ~~

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Beautiful locally made goods & crafts for everyone, support local designers, artists & crafters - get yourself along to the Old Library on the 24th November, from 11-2pm, with tasty festive refreshments served from the Old Library cafe!

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Please share on Facebook & your groups, tweet, print the poster, tell your neighbours & friends, & help us get the word out about this wonderful community craft fair. Love team Old Library xxx

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15 hours ago

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1 day ago

Bishopston Matters

**UPDATE re: proposed competitor catering concession on Horfield Common near to the Ardagh**

Thank you to everyone who sent comments in response to BCC's proposal to install a competitor catering concession on Horfield Common close to the Ardagh. This decision has now been referred to the licencing committee to consider.

Any objections received to the application will be presented to the committee in a report and it will be open for the public to attend. If you yourself have made a representation, you will be written to directly.

Provisionally, the committee date for Horfield Common will be the 27.11.18. Please see the following link with regards to attending the committee (Public Safety and Protection) -

We are just sorting out who is able to go to this meeting to represent ACT & FoHC are also intending to send a representative; if you can get there & would like to support our objection to this proposal (and potentially our suggestion that there is a better location on Horfield Common for an additional provision if one is wanted) - please get the date into your diary & come along!

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2 days ago

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Bishopston Road Xmas Market 22 November ...

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3 days ago

Bishopston Matters

Redland Green Choir will mark its tenth anniversary by performing Benjamin Britten's St Nicolas Cantata, excerpts from The Messiah and some 'greatest hits' at St Matthews, Kingsdown at 7.30pm on 1st December. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) from or at the door. ...

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