The Henleaze Society  
Serving the Henleaze community in North Bristol
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The Society





The Henleaze Society was founded in 1973, is established as a charity and has a membership of around 1500 households.  It aims to ensure that Henleaze remains a good place to live and work.

The areas in which the Society focuses its activities are:

  • Monitoring planning applications and proposed developments.
  • Protecting and improving parks and other open spaces.
  • Trying to maintain and improve public transport.
  • Promoting the continuation of a good range of shops and businesses in Henleaze that cater for the needs of the community.
  • Maintaining and improving the continuation of a wide range of community and leisure activities
  • Fostering a sense of community by keeping members informed of developments and activities happening in Henleaze.

The work of the Society is best illustrated by the activities that have taken place in recent years.  These include:

Old Quarry Park

With the help of a grant from the National Lottery, the provision of play equipment, seating and flower beds.

Golden Hill Sports Ground

The Society actively supported the campaign by the YMCA Cricket Club to purchase the Golden Hill ground from the parent YMCA to establish a permanent recreational facility in the community. Click here for more details.


The Society produces a quarterly Newsletter for its members to keep them in touch with the Society`s activites.  It also provides information on a wide range of aspects of life in Henleaze, including shopping, restaurants, wildlife, local history, music, school events, recycling and the library.

Support for Youth Organisations

Support is given to local organisations concerned with youth activities in the Henleaze area.

Open Gardens Days

This biennial event has always proved to be popular and successful.

Social Events

Recent events run by the Society are an Antiques Evening, Table Top and Plant Sales, Open Gardens and trips to attractions such as Bowood House, Sezincote House and Iford Manor, Wilton House, Tewkesbury, Kew Gardens, Sidmouth & Powderham Castle.

Each year the AGM is followed by a talk from an eminent speaker on a subject of local interest. The latest topics have been Tyntesfield House, the Move of the University Botanic Gardens from Leigh Woods to Stoke Bishop, Building the World`s Largest Airliner", the restoration of the Old Vic Theatre and the New Southmead Hospital.


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