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





The Henleaze Society was founded in 1973. It is established as a charity and has a membership of around 1400 households.  It aims to ensure that Henleaze remains a good place in which 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.
  • Monitoring and commenting on 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, play equipment, seating and flower beds have been provided.

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 activities.  It also provides information on a wide range of aspects of life in Henleaze.

Support for Youth Organisations

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


With the help of sponsors, hanging baskets and flower troughs are provided in Henleaze Road and Wellington Hill West.


Notice Boards

The Society maintains four notice boards. They are in Wellington Hill West, by Waitrose, outside Tesco Express and by Wards Solicitors in Henleaze Road.


The Society has purchased and supports a public access defibrillator in the garden of The Henleaze United Reformed Church.

Open Gardens Days

This biennial event has always proved to be popular and successful. The next event will be in 2018.

Social Events

Events run by the Society have included an Antiques Evening, Table Top and Plant Sales. We have arranged trips to attractions such as Bowood House, Sezincote House and Iford Manor, Wilton House, Tewkesbury, Kew Gardens, Sidmouth and Powderham Castle. More recently we have arranged local meals and wine tasting events.

Each year the AGM is followed by a talk from an eminent speaker on a subject of local interest.


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