Sfaff Picks: Westmoreland House

Sfaff Picks: Westmoreland House

As the gentrification of Stokes Croft and St Pauls continues apace, looking at the gap in the high street makes me wonder where the symbols of resistance and underground culture will be allowed to survive.

Book reading: Voices of Bristol: Gentrification & Us

Book reading: Voices of Bristol: Gentrification & Us

Henry Palmer grew up in the ward of Easton between 1998-2010. Back then, the European Commission classed it one of the most deprived wards in the south west of England. When returning to Bristol in 2016, however, Henry was shocked to hear his old area being described as ‘up-and-coming’. Exploring why and what this meant led him to write a book on the gentrification of Bristol. The book explores its financial and cultural consequences, points to real culprits deserving of our focus, and puts forth solutions in the form of Central government policy change and the need for understanding.

Who Killed the Bearpit?

Who Killed the Bearpit?

At the end of last week the occupants of the Bearpit were suddenly evicted, and the whole space fenced off. We at the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft were as surprised as anyone. Maybe more so, as Bristol City Council had signed documents with us, including...
Carriageworks and Westmoreland House Development

Carriageworks and Westmoreland House Development

Local people have until June 19th to respond to new plans for Carriageworks Click here to make your comments You may be forgiven for thinking that the plans were finalised for the Carriageworks development, given that the old buildings are gone now, but the developers...