AGM Monday 7th October 2013

SUSTAINABLE BISHOPSTON Annual General Meeting Monday 7 October 2013, 7.30pm St Michael’s Church Hall, Gloucester Road

AGENDA Welcome from Chair: Rupert Higgins Musical Interlude: Trevor Furness Hon. Secretary’s Report Hon. Treasurer’s Report Election of Officers for 2013-14 Any Other Business (to be notified to Officers prior to AGM – please contact

Bishopston Hustings, Tuesday 30th April

Bishopston Ward Council Elections Hustings On Tuesday 30th April, 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM At St Michaels Church Hall, 160a Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NT

Sustainable Bishopston are pleased to invite all Bishopston voters to meet and ask questions of the Bristol City Council electoral candidates for the Bishopston Ward.

Voting takes place on […]

Notes from our March 2013 meeting on the Bristol Pound

March’s Sustainable Bishopston meeting focussed on our Bristol Pound, the new complimentary currency in the city.

Ciaran and Sarah from the project came to explain the background and workings of the currency at local trader La Ruca, who kindly provided their cafe for the evening, having just fully registered for the currency.

We heard the […]

The Commercial Food Waste Initiative

Written by Martin Fodor

Copied from the excellent Bristol Local Food Update

Discarded food and preparation leftovers comprise one of the most problematic wastes for a café or restaurant. Yet a food waste collection alongside dry recyclables is not always practical or viable for smaller premises. This is the challenge now being tackled in a […]

Our Bristol Pound Is Here

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WATER (Dan Green of Wessex Water)

Each person uses on average 150 litres of water for every day.

The water industry tries to maintain a balance between profit and ethics. It is monitored by Ofwat and observes the Biodiversity Action Plan for species protection. It is aware of its own carbon footprint and sources renewable energy. It produces gas from sewage […]

All about the Green Party, Monday 14th May

Sustainable Bishopston invites you to a talk and discussion on Monday 14 May 2012 at 7.30pm at St Bonaventure’s Presbytery.

Daniella Radice will give an overview of the Green Party’s philosophy and principles and talk about the Bristol Green Party.

Please come – whatever your political views and hear what the Green Party offers.

Visit […]

Golden Hill Community Garden – photos of the Grand Opening 28 April 2012

SB were one of the many stall-holders at the Golden Hill Community Garden Grand opening.

A great day out (despite the cold and damp), over 500 attended.

Lots more photos available online here.


Recycling in Bristol – a talk to Sustainable Bishopston on 27 February 2012

Some notes on the meeting from Sarah Thomson:

Ella Williams, from Resource Futures, presented a very detailed and useful outline of the changes which are taking place to Bristol’s waste recycling, following the City Councilʼs agreement with May Gurney, which began last July.

Resource Futures is “a dedicated consultancy, offering all-round expertise in waste management […]

Updated: Horfield community allotment and forest garden

Updated November 2011, written by Ian Baker: “I met Lucy Mitchell, a Community Project Worker, on her patch at the bottom end of the Horfield Allotments, close to Bishop Road Primary School. She is beginning to turn an underused piece of land into a Community Allotment and a Forest Garden Project. The area has been […]