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 […]

Forgotten fruit

A casual walk around Bishopston, peeking into gardens, reveals an abundance of fruit trees. If it’s Autumn there’s lots of fruit that is not picked. Reasons are many – homeowner’s advancing years, trees too big, even a dislike of apples!

There are several projects elsewhere for harvesting this unwanted bounty and putting it to good […]

SB AGM will be on Wednesday 29th September

More details coming soon – watch this space or wait for an email if you’re on our mailing list…

Switch to green energy and support SB

You can now support SB when you switch your electricity supplier to Good Energy.

For details click here.

The End of the Line

The film shown to Sustainable Bishopston portrayed vividly and emphatically the decline of fish stocks in most oceans and seas of the planet. Like so many aspects of biodiversity, there is a conflict between our consumption and our growth in human numbers and the survival of other species. Our case is for sustainability, which implies […]

Seeking Common Ground

Ian Baker provided this write-up on a recent joint meeting with other local organisations:


A small joint meeting was held with Friends of St Andrews Park, The Bishopston Society and Sustainable Bishopston on 8 March to discuss scenarios relevant to ‘Whether Sustainability?’.

Friends of St Andrew’s Park ( are of two years […]

‘In Transition 1.0’ event report

Promoting Transition….

There was a spirit of transition during the post -film (In Transition 1.0) discussion, convened by Dr Chris Johnstone. The emergent theme was for local expression and ownership of change.

Perhaps easiest was to pin our hopes for change in local schoolchildren. Support to schools is on […]

‘In Transition’ film – SB event report

A very successful event, with in excess of 30 people attending and energetic discussions for some while after the film. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the participants was fantastic! A full report is coming soon (now published – here) but here are a few links related to things which were discussed:

Horfield Organic Community Orchard […]

GRAB (Gloucester Road Alternative Bag) Campaign Update

Shops in the City of Bristol give out 1.5 million plastic carrier bags every week. But in one part of the City – along the Gloucester Road – plastic bag use is diminishing.

Gaby Solly of GRAB told us of the plastic bags airborne journey to the sea. There to cause havoc […]