Bishopston Society looking for new members

April 24 2015

THE Bishopston Society is on the look-out for local residents to join the group.

THE Bishopston Society is on the look-out for local residents to join the group.

Chair Elinor Edwards and secretary Rose Boswell are to step down this September at the society's annual general meeting after a number of years, so there will be vacant positions on the committee.

The society is made up of residents volunteering their time and skills to preserve and enhance the character and amenities of Bishopston.

Planning applications are monitored, with the society suggesting amendments to sub-standard designs or objecting to over-intensive development, as well as local license applications to sell alcohol.

It also annually elects a representative to the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership who participates in prioritising local projects and allocating funding.

The society holds regular public meetings and has hosted high-profile speakers including mayor George Ferguson and more recently the council's strategic director for place Barra Mac Ruairi.

If interested in joining the committee, get in touch via the society's website: www.bishopstonsociety.org.uk or contact the secretary, Rose, at: 01179424265.