GRE&T expectations

September 29 2017

Gloucester Road Enterprise and Trade (GRE&T) was set up in May this year to represent mainly shops and other businesses on the north section of Gloucester Road, above Pigsty Hill, outside the Gloucester Road Business Improvement District (GRBID).

Gloucester Road Enterprise and Trade (GRE&T) was set up in May this year to represent mainly shops and other businesses on the north section of Gloucester Road, above Pigsty Hill, outside the Gloucester Road Business Improvement District (GRBID). 

GRE&T now has about 130 businesses subscribing to its free email Newsletter which draws attention to issues that affect them all. Subscribers pay to join the association as members, and receive benefits such as the 20 per cent discount on commercial waste collection that GRE&T has negotiated for members with Bristol Waste.

Secretary Peter Browne said: “GRE&T is hoping to collaborate with GRBID over plans to make Gloucester Road at Christmas a very special Bristol destination this year. Also, we have identified over 40 food and drink businesses on the GRE&T mailing list that might want to be involved in a Gloucester Road Food Festival in 2018 and are looking at how best this can be organised.”

 The business community are also considering ways to ease the pressure on parking in the side streets around Gloucester Road which are outside the RPZs. This pressure affects not only residents but also the customers and staff of Gloucester Road businesses. 

Peter Browne added: “GRE&T may need to look again at whether some meter parking during the daytime would free-up short-term parking for those who need it.”

If you are interested in taking part in GRE&T’s events, contact Peter Browne at peter753@btinternet.com or text 07791 455872.