Stoke Lane, Westbury-on-Trym

Stoke Lane in Westbury-on-Trym has a great range of food shops, cafés, a prize-winning delicatessen, restaurants, three hairdressers, a card shop and even a little jewellers. But what have all these shops and businesses got in common? They all supported the Open Day of the Stoke Lane Community Garden on 9 June by donating some fantastic raffle prizes. The Stoke Lane Community Garden project started in September 2011, with a leaflet drop to local households and businesses in the area. This Read more [...]

Stokes Croft Markets Group

The Stokes Croft Markets Group was formed in 2011 by members of the community, and representatives from local businesses and organizations and supported by the local traders association. The role of the group is to establish if there is a need for a weekly market in the area. Stokes Croft has been labelled a ‘food dessert’ and the residents have a small choice of shopping outlets (convenience stores and small supermarkets) all of which have very limited ranges of fresh, healthy produce. The Read more [...]

North Street, Bedminster/Southville

North Street in Bedminster/Southville has a diverse range of food shops, cafés, bars, restaurants, charity and second-hand shops, salons and barbers, amongst others. In recent years, traders, community groups and the local Neighbourhood Partnership have all worked towards both physical street improvements and to towards bringing more activities and bustle to the street. This has included, in no particular order!: Traders have collectively bought hanging baskets to brighten-up their shop fronts. To Read more [...]

Stapleton Road

In 2011 residents and traders got together to look at ways of increasing trade and enhancing local pride. The road had been the victim of negative press coverage as a result of several serious incidents of street crime. The actions of a few were affecting the livelihood of the many and residents and traders had had enough. With support from senior figures in the police and council they set up Stapleton Road Working Group. The group drew up an action plan to target the immediate issues on the Read more [...]