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Established in 1969, SPRA (Sneyd Park Residents’ Association) in Bristol is a membership organisation run by a volunteer committee of residents to maintain the character of the Sneyd Park area of Bristol, officially designated as a conservation area since 1981.

Sneyd Park is a beautiful, tree-lined suburb in Bristol, England and part of the Stoke Bishop district of Bristol. It covers approximately one square mile alongside the Downs beside the Avon Gorge and is 300 feet above the level of the River Avon which it flanks. Sneyd Park is noteworthy for its architecture, its flora and fauna, its history as well as for its interesting geological structure and stunning views.

SPRA was created in 1969 when a few residents got together to form the Sneyd Park Residents’ Association in order to defend the area from piecemeal and inappropriate development. Since then successive elected committees have kept vigil over all planning applications – for demolitions, extensions, conversions and new-builds as well as for the removal or severe scale-reduction of trees – themselves such a defining feature of this beautiful suburb. It was as a result of a great deal of hard work by the association, over thirty years ago, that Sneyd Park was granted conservation area status in 1981. We still rely heavily on this special status in combating unsuitable development.

SPRA is managed and run by a small Committee of unpaid volunteers who themselves live in the Sneyd Park community.

SPRA asks for local residents’ support through Membership which only costs £5 per year and can be paid by Direct Debit. Local residents can also help by volunteering as Road Captains and/or to get involved in other ways.

To find out more about Membership, Volunteering or becoming a Road Captain, please contact us here: