Public meeting on air quality in Bishopston

SB and The Bishopston Society are hosting a public meeting on air quality (air pollution) in our neighbourhood. This subject has been increasingly visible in the press in recent months but there’s still huge gaps in our understanding and few signs of any decisive action locally or nationally to tackle the problem. Please come and listen and contribute your opinions and ideas.

Tuesday 4th April at 7pm (doors open 6.45pm) at Gloucestershire Cricket Ground.
Full details below.



Expert views on air quality to feature at public meeting



How does air pollution affect our lives in Bishopston? What’s the Council doing to monitor air quality? What can we do in our community to improve things?

These questions and lots more are set for debate by experts and the public alike at a meeting set up by The Bishopston Society in conjunction with Sustainable Bishopston.

The two local community groups are set to welcome three experts who’ve recently written on these subjects, ie Professor Jim Longhurst of UWE’s Air Quality Management Resource Centre, Gavin Spittlehouse from Sustainable Bishopston, and Councillor Tom Brook, Labour & Co-op Councillor for Bishopston & Ashley Down.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th April at 7pm (doors open 6.45pm) at Gloucestershire Cricket Ground, Nevil Road, BS7 9EJ.

Spokesman for the Society Nick Plant said “We’re glad to have taken forward recent coverage of this important topic by featuring three expert articles in our newsletter and on our web site, and we’re delighted that Jim, Gavin and Tom all agreed to come along in person to stimulate debate”.

The special event will also include responses from members, a workshop session for visitors to decide what we can do about the problem, and other community contributions, as well as the legendary Bishopston Society Open Forum, and a chance to meet others and mingle over free refreshments. Admission is free to members, only £2 for non-members on the door – no need to book.

Further details, and the full text of all three expert articles on air quality in the global context, measuring and responding to pollution, and how Bristol City Council can respond, can be found at


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