Bristol has distinctive features that make it special to us: for instance, its waterways, harbour, green spaces, hills, position, maritime history, industrial history, and the buildings, streets, spaces, and architectural history. We wish Bristol to live up to its status as a regional capital, reflected in its cityscape, cultural activities and economic life, to be a place its citizens are proud of, and a place that people want to visit, especially through its buildings, facilities and public spaces.
- Written by Jeff Lucas
Well over 200 people listened to our four speakers at our "High Water in Bristol Event" on Nov 11th at the Colston Hall No 2. The event was opened by our Chair Heather Leeson, and the keynote address was given by Mayor George Ferguson. The speakers were Melvin Wood Environment Agency, Partick Goodey Flood Control Manager Bristol City Council, Steve Arthur Strategic Planing Manager Wessex Water, and Zoe Willcox Service Director of Planning and Sustainable Development Bristol City Council. The discussion was chaired by John Frenkel. More Photographs on our Facebook Page.
- Written by John Gillett
The Planning Applications Group meets every three weeks to review a selection of the latest planning application. We help ensure that the design enhances locally distinctive character and fits in with the surroundings and historical context.
Where appropriate we submit comments that are considered when councillors meet to consider the applications.
Click "Read More" below to see the most recent applications and comments.
- Written by John Gillett
Public spaces for the Bristol Civic Society encompass not just our much loved 'green' spaces like Queen Square or College Green but all areas that encourage pedestrian activity such as the Centre, Millennium Square and our pavements. The public spaces group engages with the Council to influence the quality and use of public spaces.
- Written by Administrator
The coalition government is making changes to the planning system, to promote development, reduce bureaucracy, and empower communities. We are watching these proposals as they emerge, for instance the Localism Bill, and contributing to lobbying nationally by Civic Voice.
- Written by Colin Jefferson
Along with the Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, we campaign for an Integrated Transport Authority. The city council is developing proposals for a rapid transit route from the Long Ashton park-and-ride site to the city centre. We are currently campaigning for quality light rail services along this route.
Click here for latest on the South Bristol Link.
- Written by Alan Morris
For the last two years the Historical Group has been finding its feet and looking for direction. After much discussion the group will now be called the Heritage Group, using its members’ enthusiasm and knowledge to join up heritage studies with local conservation and planning campaigns.