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 […]

Our Bristol Pound Is Here

A few thoughts and ideas on our local currency from Sustainable Bishopston’s Martin Fodor #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ We have had a […]

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.

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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.

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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 […]

The Green Deal

The Green Deal (TGD), by Ian Baker. Martin Fodor and I attended an evening seminar on The Green Deal. It was put on by The Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol Energy Network, SevernWye Energy Agency and Scottish and Southern Energy. The following is my synopsis of the evening’s talks and discussions. Around 50 participants attended, […]

Who feeds Bristol?

In case you missed our meeting on 5th October, here’s a short precis from Ian Baker.

An illustrated talk by Angela Raffle described complex systems. Overall the UK imports 40% of our food requirements. Supermarkets control over 50% of Bristol’s food retail business. The South West of England produces meat and dairy products, most of […]

Subscriptions or Donations

Sustainable Bishopston decided in 2009 to forgo the administrative task of seeking subscriptions and depended on your generosity to make donations.

We need now to appeal for your donations. Our activities in 2010-11 are attached.

Please make a donation of £5, £10 or even more to Sustainable Bishopston, by one of the following means:

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Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 5 October 2011

SUSTAINABLE BISHOPSTON Annual General Meeting Wednesday 5 October 2011, 8.00pm St Michael’s Church Hall, Pigsty Hill, Gloucester Road [view map] AGENDA 1. Welcome from Chair: Rupert Higgins 2. Secretary’s Report (tabled) 3. Treasurer’s Report (tabled) 4. Election of Officers for 2011-12 5. Any Other Business (to be notified to Officers prior to AGM). To be […]

Save energy at home – new course for Bishopston residents

Sustainable Bishopston are delighted to have been successful in winning a grant from the local Neighbourhood Partnership to offer this course to local residents. It will run over 6 weeks in the evening – on Mondays from 28th February, until April 4th [ending before the school Easter holiday starts], and is designed to demystify home […]