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Beer festival in Bishopston

Cricket club parking: what do you think? RESIDENTS living nearby the Gloucestershire County Cricket ground are being urged to submit their suggestions as part of a parking review of the surrounding area. A number of issues have already been identified, including obstruction of private drives and dangerous parking around corners and junctions. In addition to the parking review, GCCC is also looking at ways to sign the part-time, no entry restrictions that take place on match days, reducing the need for temporary signs and ongoing costs of temporary traffic orders. Any suggestions, which may include additional areas where restrictions should apply, need to be submitted to the council’s highway department by September 27. Issues raised will be considered and, if acceptable, will be turned into a proposed scheme which GCCC will consult with residents on again later this year. This work has been identified as a priority by the Bishopston, Cotham, Redland Neighbourhood Partnership. To submit feedback, email:, or write to: Highways Service (RS13027/RG), Freepost RTKJ-SGBZULSH, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS.

October, 2015

Take care when parking AVON Fire and Rescue is urging local residents to be considerate when parking their vehicles after a fire engine was unable to reach a burning car. Firefighters from Southmead station were called out at around 4am on August 28 to the incident in Egerton Brow, Bishopston, but the fire engine was unable to reach the scene due to vehicles obstructing the way. Instead, the fire engine had to stop around the corner in Melbourne Road, and crews had to use around 200 metres of hose in order to tackle the fire. A spokesperson from Avon Fire and Rescue said: “We would always ask that where possible drivers given consideration to blue light services when parking their cars as it could be their property we need to get to in an emergency.”

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FORGET Oktoberfest … Bishopston will be having its own beer festival this month. 1st Bishopston Beer Festival – hosted by the 1st Bishopston Scouts – is being held on October 3, 7.30-11pm at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Gloucester Road. There will be local beers, ciders and wine on tap, as well as live music and dancing with local band The Love Vultures. The England vs Australia Rugby World Cup match will also be screening. Tickets, which are £10 in advance, £12 on the door, are now on sale. Price includes a free drink voucher and free token for pie. Strictly over 18 event only. Proceeds will be going towards the 1st Bishopston Scout Group. To purchase, email:


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Bishopston Voice - October '15  
Bishopston Voice - October '15