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Can you support the future of Bishopston Cotham & Redland Neighbourhood Partnership?

As many of you know, Bristol Council is implementing massive cuts across the city. One of the consequences is that our local Neighbourhood Partnership will not be able to continue beyond 31 March. The Neighbourhood…
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Help shape the future of the Stoke Park Estate

People in Bristol are being asked to help develop the long term future of Stoke Park. A consultation is currently underway to create a plan that will protect the park’s important historic and ecological features…
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Popular Bristol Fancy Dress Shop Closing Down Next Month

  A popular independent Fancy Dress shop in the Gloucester Road area of Bristol is to close down in the next few weeks, and move their business to an online only offering. Fancy Dress Fanatics,…
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Children’s publisher of the year moves HQ to Bishopston!

The Arnolfini Bookshop was recently filled to the brim with picture book enthusiasts and members of the local Bristol community, all celebrating the arrival of internationally-acclaimed publishing house Book Island. Publisher Greet Pauwelijn and her family…
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Local community project reaches the finals of the National Lottery Good Causes Award

Staff and volunteers at Life Cycle’s bike recycling scheme at Horfield prison are delighted to be recognised for their efforts.  Their Bike Back project has made it through to the finals of the environment category…
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Window Wanderland could get funding

                               A community project transforming homeowners’ front windows into works of art has made it to the finals of a national funding competition – and is calling for people to vote. Artist Lucy Reeves set up…
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Turtle Bay brings Caribbean sunshine to Cheltenham Road!

Bristol is to get a second helping of rum, reggae and jerk as Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay are set to open a brand new venue on Cheltenham Road. Turtle Bay’s jerk revolution has…
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Help local carers

Over 4,500 carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire carry a Carers Emergency Card. The card is used in the event of the carer having an accident or emergency. This ensures that the person they look…
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Local barbering salon celebrates 30 years in business with a new move

              Local men’s hairdressing salon Franco’s Barbering Lounge has celebrated 30 years in business this week, with the announcement of a move to bigger commercial premises on Gloucester Road. Franco Lombardi, who set up the barbering…
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Yogafurie asks Bristol to 'Turn Up the Heat on Your Health' with wellbeing open day

Yogafurie, Bristol’s leading hot yoga studio, is hosting a free 'Turn Up the Heat on Your Health' open day this Saturday to help people find out more about a variety of holistic health and fitness…
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Cinderella … but not as you know it

                     On Sunday 19th June touring opera company Tessitoura will perform a fresh take on one of Rossini’s most beloved operas - La Cenerentola, set against a picturesque outdoor backdrop.Witness a new retelling of old favourite…
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Mr Gotalot and Monkey Trousers Theatre perform at the Bristol Old Vic – and it’s FREE!

In celebration of the Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary, Monkey Trousers Theatre are bringing a specially modified version of their latest hilarious family adventure, Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop: The Great British Cheese Off! to the…
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Bishop Road are getting Green Fingered!

Bishop Road Primary School are embarking on ambitious plans to improve their outdoor spaces by creating a nature garden, allotment classroom, orchard and wildflower area. The school is one of the largest in the south…
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It’s May and time for the Glos Rd Central Mayfest on Saturday 7 May

This extremely popular free community event is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership Festival Week and is a big day on our social calendar. Traders will be offering a range of activities and special sales outside…
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Lynne Fernandes Optometrist Wins Major Award

Local Optometrist, Lynne Fernandes, has been awarded with one of her industry’s biggest accolades. Lynne was presented with the ‘Optometrist of the Year’ trophy in the annual Optician Awards in the presence of over 500…
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Boston Tea Party shortlisted for Food Made Good Awards 2016

Boston Tea Party (BTP) is vying with some of the UK’s best known restaurant and hospitality names to be a winner at the Food Made Good Awards 2016 – which reward the unsung heroes of…
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2016 BS9 Arts Trail

Make a date in mid-May with the BS9 Arts Trail and surprise your eyes seeing the work of 75 artists in 18 venues in Stoke Bishop, Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym.Entry is free to each individual and…
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Celebrating Age Festival seeks work from local artists with happiness theme

It’s time for creative over 50s to shine - Bristol’s Celebrating Age Festival which starts this autumn is calling for entries for its annual art competition.This year’s festival which runs from 25 September - 10…
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Free training for carers

Carers Support Centre, a local charity, is offering a variety of FREE tailored training courses and workshops for 2016. The charity helps people who care for someone, whether it is a friend or family member.…
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Bristol Walk Fest 2016 – Walk This Way!

It’s back! Bristol Walk Fest is the UK’s largest urban celebration of walking, and they are coming to a neighbourhood near you!From 1st – 31st May 2016, Walk Fest’s packed programme will offer you  a…
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Let the Countdown begin !

The West of England MS Therapy Centre recently held its launch party for their first annual Players Sprint Triathlon that takes place on Sunday 2nd October 2016.Jane Leslie, mother of MP Charlotte Leslie and British…
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Monkey Trousers Theatre nominated in The Regional Awards!

Almost a year on from their début performance, family favourites Monkey Trousers Theatre are celebrating a double nomination in The Regional Awards, ahead of their fifth spectacular Mr Gotalot show, The Great British Cheese Off! Hoping…
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Clifton High School Junior Pupils make a splash!

Clifton High School Junior pupils made an impact this Spring with their performance of the Craig Hawes musical ‘Splash!’. A comic retelling of the story of Noah’s Ark, the play was superbly performed by Year…
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The Head Girl Teams from Redland High & The Red Maids’ School plan for the future of Redmaids’ High School.

The Head Girl Teams from Redland High School and the Red Maids’ School recently came together to discuss the ways in which they can lead in joint activities between the two schools, which are set…
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Bishopston family share their experiences with adoption during National Adoption Week

CCS Adoption has been finding homes for children since 1904, however the need now is greater than ever before, with a record number of children waiting including very young children. During and after National Adoption…
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Pitch perfect? Join Avon Harmony

Pitch perfect? Join the 'Sing Acappella' workshop by Avon Harmony. An opportunity to experience singing four part harmony, acappella style, in a one-day workshop for all female singers and would be singers. If you enjoy…
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Cross-party working group to reconsider council funding for PCSOs

Proposed cuts to council funding for Bristol's PCSOs are to be re-considered, it has been announced. A cross-party working group chaired by Councillor Gus Hoyt, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and the Environment is to look…
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News from Gloucester Road - Kindle

Husband and wife team, Clare and Guy Collins established their first wood burning stove showroom in 2008 in the heart of Bishopston, on the Gloucester Road. Shortly afterwards they opened their second showroom in Bath…
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Local charity bike donation & sale event

Do you have an unused, unwanted or unloved bicycle you don't need anymore? Local charity Life Cycle UK is holding a Bicycle Donation Day at Horfield Prison this Tuesday 29th January, to collect unwanted bikes…
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A Winter Warmer from Charlotte Hussey

Winter has clasped its icy fingers around us with freezing temperatures. This extreme cold leaves most of us heading for the warm shelters of our homes and not wanting to leave until spring arrives. The…
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Clifton Am Dram presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society presents Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society, critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival veterans, are offering Bristol theatre lovers the chance to enjoy this rarely performed tragi-comedy that…
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Local Snow Shots!

I hope you enjoy this selection of snow shots in our community! If you have any more you would like added do send them through. Glad to see kids of all ages having such fun!
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A Wonderful White Wassail!

A bit of cold frosty weather did not put off many local people joining in the fun of Wassailing the Horfield Organic Community Orchard this afternoon. Songs were sung around the trees, beautifully led by…
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Planning permission for Sainsbury's at Memorial Ground is Passed

Last night the planning application for a new Sainsbury's at the Memorial Ground was granted (unless the Secretary of State changes ruling in the next 21 days). The council meeting was well represented by those…
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Call to Action - Help your Gloucester Road Traders Please!

The planning meeting to determine the Sainsbury's application on the Memorial Ground Bristol is set for 16th January 2013 (planning committee meeting 6pm Council House). Traders & Residents Against Sainsbury's Horfield (TRASH) believe that the…
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Get January off to a healthy start with the Stadium Dash!

A local charity is urging Bristolians to get fit for the New Year while taking part in a new fundraising challenge. The Stadium Dash Challenge, set by St Peter's Hospice, is due to take place…
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Bishopston Matters is pleased to support the Gloucester Road Story Trail

Organiser and local resident Paula Brown tells us all about this exciting forthcoming event below. Many years ago my husband and I moved to Horfield from Newcastle. Knowing no one but armed with an A-Z…
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A message from your local BS7 Gym

BS7 gym at Gloucestershire Cricket boasts one of the finest training facilities in the area, but it's not just the players that train here. We are open to the public for membership and "everyBODY" is…
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Gurt Lush Choir perform Mega Mikado!

The Gurt Lush Choir will be performing a full version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado at the Colston Hall in February. The production, in collaboration with Bristol Schools Philharmonia, Opera Anywhere and singers from local…
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Welly Toddlers Remember the True Spirit of Christmas

This is a lovely story. I was contacted in early December by a parent whose child attends the Welly Pre-School (based at Horfield Parish Church Hall), with news of a Christmas Giving event that the…
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Bristol Home Energy Upgrade scheme

In October it was announced that Bristol City Council had been successful in obtaining central government funding for a Green Deal trial in Bristol. This programme is now officially launched and householders keen to participate…
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Redland High School meet up with their Paint Pals

Eight pupils from Redland High School for Girls visited Westbury Fields Residential Home for the Elderly recently as part of the Paint Pals initiative. The Paint Pals scheme encourages communication through art between the elderly…
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The Gloucester Road Traders Need YOU!

The Gloucester Road Traders ask for your support in relation to the proposed Sainsbury's at the Memorial Ground. For those of you that do not already know the proposed development would be one the largest…
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MS Firewalking Challenge

Can you stand the heat? Then join the MS Society fire walk and help raise funds for our local people affected by multiple sclerosis by walking 20ft over 1,200 degree Fahrenheit glowing embers at Cabot…
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