Better Bristol Magazine

Better Bristol Magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Spring 2018 issue (PDF 2,486KB) is the twelfth and latest to be published (right-click to download, or click to view.)

Highlights of the Spring 2018 Issue

  • Chairman’s Piece. The role of the Bristol Civic Society at a time when City Council finances and services are under pressure.
  • Housing in Crisis. Eugene Byrne looks at the Council’s house-building programme.
  • Planning Applications. John Payne focusses on Old Market.
  • Westmoreland House. Lori Stretch says goodbye to this landscape blight.
  • Blue Plaques. Gordon Young turns the air blue.
  • Major Developments. John Frenkel provides an update.
  • Going Underground. Mike Manson considers two significant proposals.
  • Ashton Court Mansion. Simon Birch says there are ambitious plans afoot.
  • St Michael’s on the Mount Without. What happens next? Asks Simon Birch.
  • Bristol’s Parks. Alan Morris asks whether the community can pick up the pieces?
  • A Brief History of Allotments. Maggie Moss unearths the story.
  • Cleaning Up. Stephen Wickham asks who is responsible?
  • Aerospace Bristol. Gordon Young visits Concorde’s new home.
  • SS Great Britain. Nicholas Billane is impressed by the new visitor’s centre.
  • Bristol from Below. Mike Manson enjoys this impressive new book.
  • Events:
    • Visit to Easton Jamia Mosque, St Marks Road
    • “What’s happening with Bristol’s transport in 2018?”
    • Visit to Filton Airfield
    • Study visit to Oxford

Previous Issues

Use these links to view (click) or download (right click) earlier issues of Better Bristol (PDF files)