A 2020 vision for clean air in Bishopston

September 29 2017

The Bishopston Society’s forthcoming public meeting is aiming high in aspiring towards a vision for clean air in Bishopston and beyond by the year 2020.

The Bishopston Society’s forthcoming public meeting is aiming high in aspiring towards a vision for clean air in Bishopston and beyond by the year 2020.

The group is pushing forward a major initiative on self-help and community responses to local air quality with the help of a high-powered expert panel of guest speakers.

Guest speakers include chair of Bristol City Council’s Air Quality Management Group, Councillor Fi Hance, who will talk about what the council is doing to clean up our air. 

Following on from the theme recently initiated by the Society on citizen-led solutions, UWE Research Fellow Dr Caroline Bartle will also discuss what we can do to clean up our air, based on international research findings on travel behaviours and sustainable transport.

Alan Morris, of Bristol Walking Alliance, will talk about about walking alternatives and his organisation’s goal of making Bristol the best city for walking in the world.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday 3 October from 7pm – 9pm at Friends Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8PD, and is organised in conjunction with Sustainable Bishopston.

Nick Plant said: “There will be opportunities for “open forum” updates, informal networking over free organic refreshments and group discussions during the evening, plus a special sneak preview of the forthcoming “Clean Air Bishopston”, a new project to take this work forward. 

“You’ll also get the chance to hear short annual and financial reports, and elect committee members, in a very short initial Annual General Meeting preceding the guest talks.

“This follows hard on the heels of the group’s recent appeal for additional nominations to serve on the committee, and/or just help keep the society going. It’s encouraging more women and younger people to come forward in particular.”

Much more information is available about air quality, the core planning and advocacy work of Bishopston Society, how to join, and lots more, via www.bishopstonsociety.org.uk.