Better Bristol Magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Autumn-Winter issue is the latest to be published.

Contents of the Autumn-Winter 2020 Issue

  • What strange and challenging times, writes Simon Birch.
  • So, what next? Eugene Byrne takes a glimpse at an uncertain future.
  • Major Developments in Bristol. Simon Birch, John Payne, Alan Morris of Bristol Civic Society’s Major Sites Group give an overview.
  • Planning Applications. John Payne, from Bristol Civic Society’s Planning Applications Group highlights some recent applications.
  • Obituary. We celebrate the life of Anne Hicks.
  • Lockdown through the lens. Better Bristol asked photographer Paul Bullivant for images of lockdown.
  • A landscape for all Better Bristol asks how we memorialise the past and what happens next to Colston?
  • Ideas for Bristol Eugene Byrne ponders a number of fanciful ideas for Bristol. Some of them still worth considering!
  • Could COVID-19 be good for city transport policy? The COVID pandemic has had dire consequences, but it may transform transport policy, writes Alan Morris.
  • Southmeads leads the way! The regeneration of Arnside and Glencoyne Square. Deanna Perry writes about the Southmead Community Plan.
  • Saints, Crooks and Slavers. Inspired by the TV series A House Through Time, Peter Cullimore explores the history of his Montpelier home.
  • Bursting with unexplored potential. Exciting changes are planned for the Royal West of England Academy says its Director, Alison Bevan.
  • ‘Bristol has been wiped out!’ 2020 marks the eightieth anniversary of the Bristol Blitz. Mike Manson tells the story.
  • Railings. Simon Birch asks what happened to our railings?

Previous Issues

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