Better Bristol Magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Spring-Summer 2019 (PDF 4,226KB) is the latest to be published.

Highlights of the Spring-Summer 2019 Issue

  • Chairman’s Piece. Simon Birch ponders how to adjust for change.
  • Homes for Heroes. Melanie Kelly on the celebrations for 100 years of council estates in Bristol.
  • Planning applications. John Payne highlights recent applications.
  • Major developments. John Frenkel gives an overview.
  • Bedminster Green. John Frenkel outlines the concerns for this significant development.
  • Bricks and stones. Mike Manson looks as what Bristol is made of.
  • From old farm to new community. Dave Thomas on exciting plans for a neglected farm house.
  • St Mary Le Port. Roger Mortimer has a plan for this abandoned corner.
  • Westmoreland House. Lori Streich asks what happens next?
  • The future of Bristol’s transport. Peter Floyd has a vision.
  • Cinematic art and TV in creative Bristol. Nic Billane highlights the importance of Bristol as a city of film.
  • Sowing the seeds of the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation. Sue Sanctuary sees a bright future for Bristol’s parks.
  • Taking off.  Nic Billane considers Bristol Airport’s expansion plans.
  • Striking twentieth century buildings added to Bristol’s Local List. Mike Manson reports on the recognition of Bristol’s iconic buildings.
  • Blue plaques surge onwards… Gordon Young reports on the latest blue plaques.
  • Events: (with links to web pages)

Previous Issues

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