History Talk on Sneyd Park & Stoke Bishop

As residents of Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop, have you ever wondered about the history of the amazing location in which we live?

If so, do come to Ian Beattie MBE’s forthcoming talk on 8th June on ‘The Noble History of Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop from the 16th Century to the Present Day’.

Ian is a former chair of SPRA (1984 to 1994) so is bound to have a wealth of fascinating insights and knowledge to share.

Ian’s talk is in aid of The Rotary Club’s project to provide Raspberry Pi Computers and Training in Coding and its Applications, to Secondary Schools in Lebanon.

Tickets are £5.

It’s on Wednesday 8th June 2022 @ 7.30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, Mariners Drive, Stoke Bishop

SPRA AGM – Tuesday, 17th May 2022

Sneyd Park Residents Association (SPRA) AGM takes place on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at St Mary’s Church, Mariners Drive, Sneyd Park, Bristol at 7.30pm.

If you live in Sneyd park and care about where you live please come along to support the Committee and Sneyd Park Residents Association (SPRA) at the AGM. 

It’s the one opportunity in the year to speak live and face-to-face to the SPRA Committee, as well as to local councillors and other residents groups about life style issues and forward planning for your area. 

If you need any further information don’t hesitate to call anyone on the committee.

All welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Parking in Stoke Bishop Village

We have recently received an update from Bristol City Council regarding the new 1 hour parking zone restrictions in Stoke Bishop village. The following is taken from a letter from Bristol City Council’s Parking Enforcement and Civil Operations Manager:

The new restrictions in place have not yet been enforced.

Parking Services have been waiting for the area to be signed off and all regulated lines and signs installed. I understand this has now been completed and the area is enforceable.

We are in the process of placing the new regulations in the hand held devices to enable enforcement.

Once this is completed the area will be patrolled as part of a general patrol of the area.

We will initially be advising motorists/residents of the new restrictions, educating them on the new restrictions.

I have already briefed the Supervisors as to the new restrictions across the ward and they will be familiarising themselves and their respective teams, on the new controlled parking.

I expect that enforcement will begin in the next week or so, once we have updated our hand held computers and advised all staff.

Bristol City Council’s Parking Enforcement and Civil Operations Manager, May 2022

Residents’ Survey: Downs music festivals 2021/22

As residents of Sneyd Park, now is the opportunity to have your say, if you have strong views about last year’s ‘Love Saves The Day’ music festival or the festival at the same location on the Downs which is proposed for September 2022.

The following brief survey will be fed back to Bristol City Council and the Downs Committee, who are responsible for sanctioning such events. The more respondents there are to this survey, we can influence future decisions on such events.

You may complete the form below, use the form that appears in the latest SPRA newsletter (Spring 2022) or email me at the address show in the newsletter.

Many thanks

Steve Small, SPRA Chairman

‘Love Saves The Day’ festival (2021) and the proposed 2022 festival in the same location:

Please tick the box next to the answer that best describes your view (therefore choosing answer (a), (b), (c) or (d), as follows:

‘Forwards’ – New Music Concert on The Downs by Team Love – September 2022

If you are a resident of Sneyd Park, you should have recently received a letter through your door from Thomas Paine, Event Director for Team Love.

The letter provides Sneyd Park residents with information about this year’s rendition of their early September concert on the Downs. It is still being organised by Team Love but they have rebranded the event and are now calling it ‘FORWARDS’.

The event will take place on Saturday, 3rd September and Sunday, 4th September.

There is lots of detail about the event in the letter. If you have not received a copy and are a resident of Sneyd Park, do contact the organisers Team Love as follows:


tel: 0117 941 1611

For more information about the event, please see the event website – click on the image below:

Clifton & Hotwells Open Gardens Event 2022

‘Green Squares & Secret Gardens’, the team behind the Clifton & Hotwells Open Gardens event is very excited to be organising a fuller event again in 2022, having had to scale it back in 2021 and cancel it altogether in 2020 due to the covid situation!

For your diaries, the details are as follows:

Saturday 11th June & Sunday 12th June  10.30am – 5pm:

Visit the communal gardens & squares hidden behind the elegant terraces of Clifton & Hotwells, with home made refreshments, stalls & entertainments including performances by the Gert Lush Choir & the Tobacco Factory Singers

This is a rare opportunity to escape the bustle of Clifton village & enjoy our beautiful formal gardens, woodlands & wild gardens most of which are rarely open to the public. This year we are excited to be running the event again for the whole weekend, with at least two new gardens Clifton Hill House & Clifton Meadow. 

There will be a variety of refreshments and activities, including talks, conducted walks and a tree trail and we are thrilled to be joined this year by two choirs.

More detailed information about opening times & individual gardens will be available from the end of April on our website:



These can be purchased in advance from Eventbrite (£6) or on the day (£5) from 10.30am on Boyce’s Avenue and from selected gardens listed on our website (16 and under free)

Tickets include entry to all gardens on both Saturday and Sunday, a booklet and map (paper or electronic)

Important Note: Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens