Better Bristol magazine

Better Bristol is the Bristol Civic Society magazine, funded from members’ subscriptions. The Autumn-Winter 2023 issue is the latest to be published.

Autumn-Winter 2023 issue

From the Chair Simon Birch reports on a growing and influential Bristol Civic Society.
Bristol Civic Society Design Awards 2023 Andy Reynolds and Chris Leeks report.
Major developments in Bristol John Payne and Simon Birch review a selection of important proposals.
Ashton Court Mansion Simon Birch outlines Bristol Civic Society’s new initiative to provide a solid future for this important building.
BS3 beyond 2025: 7400 more homes Stef Brammar from Action Greater Bedminster asks what the BS3 neighbourhood will look and feel like from 2025?
Time to take local rail seriously Tim Weekes discusses the renaissance of Bristol’s local rail network.
Bristol Ideas, formerly known as the Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, is 30 years old this year Eugene Byrne talks to former director Andrew Kelly.
Broadwalk Shopping Centre – the negative impact is immense Suzanne Audrey highlights concerns about the impartiality of planning committees.
So how typical a Bristolian are you? The 2021 census has some interesting revelations about the state of Bristol Eugene Byrne tells all.
Bristol’s largest listed hole in the ground. Saving the Albion Dockyard is a monumental undertaking, writes Paul Chibeba.
My half century in changing Bristol Peter Floyd reflects on his career in architecture and planning.
A plethora of plaques – three in as many weeks! Gordon Young on the latest unveiling of Blue Plaques.
Remember the Redcliffe Flyover? Eugene Byrne, our man in the driving-seat, reports.

Read the Autumn-Winter 2023 issue (pdf)

Previous issues

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

Scroll to Top