If you didn’t already know, Sainsbury’s are opening their doors on Bristol’s popular Gloucester Road. Love them or hate them, it has to be said the new store is vibrant addition and certainly will draw more people than the sorry empty shell which was the old Threshers Store. We will watch in anticipation to see how locals receive them and we will keep you posted. Sainsbury’s are only one of the new addition to our street. Reason Interiors and I love my PC are another two welcome traders.
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Gloucester Road have been attracting a lot of new businesses recently. Reason Interiors, Sainsbury’s and the latest “I love my PC Limited”. So as usual we thought it only right to wish “David Jones” the best of luck with the move and we wish him ever success. So if you need a repair to your PC, virus scan or anything else computer related. Why do you give them a ring.
I Love My PC Limted is a company, new to Gloucester Road that set-up to serve your local community in BS7 and further afield with an easy to use laptop and pc repair services. With over 30 years experience of building and maintaining personal computers and networks the guys at I Love My PC have a comprehensive knowledge of most aspects of modern computer care. Their specialist knowledge in Linux, Ubuntu and of course Microsoft and Window is second to none.
Get a Dream face lift for your Kitchen. Dream Doors on Bristol’s Gloucester Road could save you £1000’s. Don’t suffer the stress that you get with a total refit to your kitchen. Dream Doors can give your kitchen the look and feel you love for a fraction of the cost and in a fraction of the time. Dream Doors is kind to the environment and kind on your pocket. Call us now to see what we can do for you today.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Traders meeting last night at the Royal Oak. For those that could not attend I will attempt to recap in brief.
Gloucester Rd Website Update
We updated people on the progress of this website and that was that we have now been listed on google for three month and are starting to see a significant increase in visitors, which is good news for us and for the Traders on Gloucester Road. We also covered quite a few initiative that you as Traders would like to see and we will implement many of those over the next week. I will keep you posted on the developments via this Traders news section, so if you are interested in Traders News please bookmark this page.
Christmas Lights on Gloucester Road
The Christmas Lights were a great success last year and we really want to improve on that again. We will be posting full details of costs and who to contact later today.
There was a discussion to promote the idea of Indepenent’s Day for the Gloucester Road. This would be a day each year promoting all the Independent Traders. It would involve shops up and down the Gloucester Road individually and collectively celebrating by putting on events or demonstrations, in fact anything to make the day memorable and involve members of the public. It is obviously a huge and ambitious task and is being planned for the Summer of 2011. We will keep you posted.
Other topics briefly touched on
That is a very brief overview and I will update this with some more detail soon. Thanks for taking the time to read my article and happy trading.
Gloucester Road is one of Britain’s largest collection of Independent Traders in the UK. That means a wealth of choice and diversity for the people of the community.
If you are one of those Independent Traders or a member of the public who have a favorite shop, we encourage you to see if you are listed.
If your business are listed, then great. If you are not and your business is based on the Gloucester Road all you have to do is submit your free listing here.
Are you pouring money down the drain? Do you recognise yourself in this video?
Businesses in the UK spend in the region of £1.6 billion on energy each year of which 20% is wasted due to poor practices. Amongst them is shops leaving their doors open to the elements even when heating is on. Not only is this draining profits it is also harming the environment and irritating customers! The Close the Door Campaign, already successful in Cambridge and elsewhere, is taking root in Bristol and will be launched in November.
Gloucester Road is already famous across the city as a green model of excellence for local shopping and for its stand against plastic bags. Now we want you to join the campaign and make it a flagship area for energy conservation.
Many of you will already keep your doors shut. We would like you to support the campaign and display the decal (illustrated on separate email) on your door. Some of you may keep the door open because your goods are highly perishable and you don’t use heating. That’s no problem. But there are others of you who keep the door open because it’s HQ policy or because you or they believe that it’s good for trade.
These and other arguments in favour of open doors are dealt with on our website at http://www.closethedoor.org.uk/content/view/14/28/ Most importantly there is no evidence that closing the door harms takings and indeed a major high street store’s research showed that it improved them! So think about it – the waste, loss of profits, your image as responsible traders – and the CO2 you are creating. Change your policy or encourage HQ to change theirs.
Before long, someone from Close the Door will call on you. Meanwhile, if you would like to get ahead, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to join.
Help make Gloucester Road even greener and let’s make Bristol the UK’s Green Capital!
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A meeting for ALL Gloucester Road traders has been arranged
Date: Wednesday 13th October 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Royal Oak (on corner of Ashley Down Rd)
Items to be discussed include: plans for the next year, election of a new and bigger committee, taking names of traders who have interests in specific projects, taking names of traders who are willing to assist in committee matters without having to attend committee meetings (e.g. liaising with other nearby traders).
Neil Greenwood, landlord of The Royal Oak has kindly offered to host the meeting and we trust that traders at the upper end of the road in particular will support Neil’s hospitality.
See you all there
Providing accountancy services for small businesses including Tax returns, payrolls and bookkeeping etc. The TaxAssist Accountants based on Bristol’s Gloucester Road are part of the largest network of accountants in the UK.
Contact our Ian Smith at TaxAssist Accountants today for a range of advice and services to suit your needs.
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- Website design and build
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Actually we deal with pretty much all avenues of business promotion, so if you are looking for some bright ideas or just a little advice, why not give us a try.
James Koch is a local to Bristols streets and a by his own definition, a self taught photographer for better or for worse. James has kindly taken the time to send us some of his photographer of Gloucester Road, as he thought we may be interested. We James, thank you we have put your pictures in a little gallery. Feel free to send us more Gloucester Road photos anytime. If you would like to see more of James work you can visit his blog here.
Snap2 have worked in conjunction with the Gloucester Road Traders Association to create this website. It is just one of the many websites we have designed and built. If you have a business and need a website, why not give us a call and discuss your needs. We can produce a website that will win you business what every your budget. If you have not already done so you can list your business for free here. Call Craig on 07500 333 205 or fill in our contact form and we will call you back.
More and more people are using our auto submit button to get a free listing on gloucester-rd.co.uk. That is good for everyone. It means people using the site get the information they want. More people are finding the site as we climb through the rankings and we are encouraged to develop the website and ensure it continues its upward trend. We have also had a number of worthy news stories submitted and promoted events and community based initiatives, so keep them coming. Lets promote the Gloucester Road and all the Independent Traders on it. Together we can really make a difference.
BS7 has a plethora of restaurants and places to eat. A large number of those are on Bristol’s Gloucester Rd. You will be spoilt for choice as well, with every corner of the globe represented. French, English, Chinese, Thai, Turkish, Greek, Italian, African, Persian and many many more. Probably the largest selection of restaurants on any street in Bristol. It does not matter what your budget is either. Although the majority of restaurants are very reasonable if you want to taste the high life Bell’s Diner is only a stones throw away and regarded as one of the best restaurants in Bristol.
Bristol’s Gloucester Road has a diverse range or restaurants, cafes and bars and as a person who really enjoys food and wine I like to eat out as much as my budget will allow. With that in mind, Gloucester Road and the immediate area has some fantastic places to eat and many of them offer great food even on a meager budget.
With such a eclectic mix of people and cultures it makes this area a haven of choice.
As part of the 16th Film Festival, Encounters are showing a series of short films on a solar powered cinema across Bristol’s Parks. We are lucky enough to have one of those showings in our very own St Andrews Park on the 10th of September 2010. You can get more details and a link to there website on our events calendar.
This is yet another fantastic initiative which brings people together in St Andrew Park which has enjoyed huge success due to the fantastic efforts of Bristol Council and local community groups. You can find out more information about the St Andrews Park here.
There are a number of great reasons to advertise with us on gloucester-rd.co.uk. Firstly we pride ourselves on being an active part of the community and we are working together with the Gloucester Road Traders Association to develop this website for the resident, traders and many visitors who enjoy the Gloucester Road in Bristol.
We are traders on the Gloucester Road and have a vested interest in the websites success and as residents of the local area we do not look at the whole website purely from a commercial point of view. When we built the site it was as much to promote the area for our own businesses on the Gloucester Road as it was to show a willingness to get involved with local people and other like minded traders.
Now a little further down the line and with a growing number of visitor to gloucester-rd.co.uk we are developing some of the potential commercial avenues. But, as you will see from our pricing structures, this has been tailored to encourage everyone to get involved and every business is entitled to a totally FREE business listing. In any of our section:
As the site grows we will sub-divide some of these and we are currently tagging every business individually to ensure that the site is working harder for you.
For a detailed view of how you can enhance your FREE business listing take a look Paid Listings.
The builders have started just this week at 2-4 Gloucester Road to redevelop the site of the old Threshers and Master’s Snooker Hall above. I wasn’t sure what the old building was going to be a new supermarket until this morning!! I have watched all week the guys starting work there. The hoarding is an impressive piece of workmanship and colour co-ordinated as well with the old shop front!! They only finished it yesterday but someone has let their feelings be known already, painting NOBODY WANTS A SUPERMARKET HERE!!
Pearce’s Hardware is a very traditional store with traditional values, we sell just about everything you can imagine you might need for your home and garden. The owners of Pearce’s Hardware Store are proud of their heritage and the contribution they have made to the Gloucester Road for many years.
We sell tea pots, draught excluders, big chains, little chains, strong chains, weak chains, watering cans, mouse traps, glues, plugs, shower heads, thermos flasks, duct tape, plant food, umbrellas, staple guns and the largest, most impressive selection of toasters you will ever set your eyes on. The list goes on… If you want it the chances are we have it.
Martin, Dan, Craig and Steve, members of the GRTA website sub-committee, met in the Robin Hood last night have a couple of beers and at some point discuss the development of the gloucester-rd.co.uk web site.
We discussed how gloucester-rd.co.uk can support the Gloucester Road Traders Association further. The request was made to have a section of the site devoted to contributions by the traders of the Gloucester Road. Contributions are not restricted to the traders but obviously the content should be directly related.
Sainsbury’s have been in negotiations with Bristol City Council to take over what was the old Treshers off license at the start of Gloucester Road in Bristol. The first application a few months back was turned down but it appears the latest appeal has been upheld and work is already commencing on the premises.
Given the number of independant traders on the Gloucester Road in Bristol, it is pretty certain this latest addition will cause some controversy. Some might argue that it will bring a lot of new people into the area but of course it must have an impact of some of the businesses in the immediate area. The traditional corner shop is surely set to be hit quite hard but one would imagine that a number of business may be effected.
On the other hand there are usually certain types of business that will benefit. Local eateries, cafes and restaurants will hope to entice some of the extra foot fall through their door and a general increase in traffic may help to promote The Gloucester Road. Since it is going to happen anyway we may as well try and turn it to our advantage.
What do you think? We would like to know and this is exactly the type of community issue we would like to discuss on gloucester-rd.co.uk so give us your thoughts.
We loved Gloucester Road so much we dedicated a site to it! If you love Gloucester Road as much as we do please please please send us your stories. It does not matter what the subject is if you think it is of interest to businesses or the local community or even visitors then we want to here about it. You can sent us your article and attach photos if you like and we will do all the rest. Thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing from you.
St Andrews park in Bishopston is heralded as a local haven for all ages. The local community have embraced the whole ethos of the park. There is so much enthusiasm and support that St Andrew’s Park is set to go from strength to strength. One of the recent initiatives that I read about in a publication called Bishopston Matter was that of protecting the park from anti social behavior. If you are witness to any incidents that should be reported please call 0845 456 7000 which is the avon and somerset police. For more information you can also visit www.saferbristol.org.uk or www.avonandsomerset.police.uk. If you have any articles about St Andrew’s Park you would like to share please send us your story here.
Popular Bristol based Channel 4 Series Skins is currently filming its fifth series – and last week the cast and crew descended on Gloucester rd, filming scenes at Sticky Neon and The Prom Bar.
The series is set in various locations around Bristol, and follows the reckless, hedonistic and generally debauched lives of a group of Bristol teenagers as they run amok all over the city. The makers of the programme say they try to avoid the usual landmarks like the Suspension Bridge, and aim instead for settings with a little more quirky character. Gloucester Rd was therefore a perfect location! The Prom opened up its doors to the cast and crew to have scenes filmed on their beer terrace. Filming took all day, and caused quite a stir on the road. Unfortunately, as the series is still in its production stages, we were unable to publish any photos of the new cast, as their identity is still a secret. However, here are some photos of the cast and crew in action. It’s good to know that our lovely area is getting some of the recognition and publicity it deserves, and that Bristol’s young acting talent has such a high profile platform on which to prove its worth.
For more info visit www.e4.com/skins and look out for some Gloucester rd landmarks when the new series begins. For more photos, join The Prom Bar on Facebook.
Prom’s long serving sound engineer Martin Moss has been fighting cancer since the shock of his diagnosis last September. Following two operations and intensive chemotherapy he is doing well, but the disease is not expected to go away with conventional methods.
There is however a treatment (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy), extensively used outside the UK, with trials here supported by the Bobby Moore Fund. Martin has been refused funding by the Bristol Primary Care Trust claiming that it is ‘experimental’. You can imagine that he has very choice words for their approach to this vital option. Not one to give up, he has however managed to arrange a self-funding option which will cost £20,000.
On hearing this, many local musicians and friends have immediately come out in force to help raise the funds in any way they can, donating gig fees, recording tracks for a CD compilation, putting on events both at The PROM and elsewhere. They are going under the banner of Mossfest.
Martin told us
‘The support I have received is amazing. I obviously expected some help from friends and family, but the amount of people who have gone out of their way to help has taken me completely by surprise. So many people’s lives have been effected by cancer, and I am in awe of how willing people have been to help with Mossfest. I am so thankful to anyone who has got involved’.
Prom bookkeeper Richard Cranswick has decided to help raise funds by going the extra mile – the extra 897 miles in fact – from John O’Groats to Lands End on a sponsored cycle ride. He will undertake the massive journey over 9 days starting on the 28th August.
‘I’ve been trying to get fit for a while, and this seemed like the obvious thing to do. It was my wife who suggested the sponsored journey – this way I can set myself a personal and gruelling goal, and raise money for a very worthy cause at the same time’.
You can sponsor Richard by visiting richardcranswick.co.uk, or pop into The Prom to pick up a sponsorship form. Check out www.theprom.co.uk for info on upcoming Mossfest benefit gigs. All support is greatly appreciated.
Day two of gloucester-rd.co.uk being live and we are beavering away promoting the site so visitors, residents and traders can benefit and enjoy the site. So we are asking anyone and everyone if you have a news story, a community issue, a social club that needs help a worthy cause and it relates to the people in and around the Gloucester Road, please send us your story. We are interested in new businesses, celebrations, fund raising, social issues in fact pretty much anything.
So come on get typing and send us you story. Submit your story here.
Wish are a Beauty Salon with a full range of beauty treatment and beauty packages including make-up. We also offer a 15% Student Discount.
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Moda Hairdressing brings you a talented team – not just individual stylists. Awarded 5 stars in the ‘good salon guide’, our unique mix of knowledge and techniques, as well as our warm and friendly atmosphere, mean you get the look you want from a team that cares.
Ego Hair a new salon who offer a range of treatments such as waxing, tinting, facials, manicures, threading and also specialise in afro-caribbean hair and extensions.
The Green Room is the first hairdresser of its kind to open in Bristol, using only organic and natural products in all their tints, shampoos and treatments. The salon is naturally enough fitted out in shades of soothing green giving a very calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Hi there we have literally launched the site today and over the next two week you will see the links and articles promoting the site appearing in the Google listings. In the meantime we will be visiting every trader on the Gloucester Road individually to visitors, residents and traders get the most from the website. It is not just a business directory, we will also be writing new articles and publishing stories we think will be of interest to everyone who uses the site. In addition we are inviting anyone to submit News Articles, Stories and Photographs that might be of interest. Lastly if you own a business please take the time to look at the business listing, if you business is not yet listed you can submit your business here.
Located on the popular Gloucester Road (Bristol’s famous independent high street), The PROM offers great locally sourced food and al-fresco dining by day, and a great range of live music by night, as well as a weekly pop quiz (Tuesday) and an open mic night (Sunday) – everyone is welcome, so come and join in.
Tell people about your business here you can have all kinds of listings. Call Craig or Steve to find out how to get the most out of your listing.
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Well if you are reading this article you wont have to look very far to find the new website promoting Gloucester Road in Bristol… your on it! The initial idea for the website is being showcased to some of the local traders on the 30th of June and we hope to be fully live and kicking with almost immediate effect.
Craig Brothers (designer) and Steve Townsend (photographer) have been working on project together for a number of years and this is one of their most recent ventures.
“We have only been pushing the new business for a couple of month, but we are already starting to generate some interesting work, its a exciting time we just need to find the time to finish our own web site!”
Tart is a café and foodstore unlike any other on the Gloucester Road. We place great value on quality, presentation and difference. Our food and produce are fresh and locally sourced wherever possible, and prepared and cooked in our kitchen by Andrew, our chef. We have a small private dining/meeting room that can be used for a special birthday lunch or tea, a meeting, event or exhibition. Come and have a look and talk to us about what you would like to do.
We are a family business and have lived in the Bishopston area all of our lives. We care passionately about the Gloucester Road and hope that we can contribute to its diverse and vibrant nature. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We cater for cyclists of all ages (from 2 years old) and requirements including Road, Hybrid, ATB, Cross Country, Downhill, Slalom, Trials, BMX and many more
Congratulation’s to Franco’s for holding such a stupendous street party on the 30th May 2010. Overton Road (next to the Hobgoblin on Gloucester Rd) is not that big but they seemed to cram in more people and entertainment than you could shake a stick at. It really was an extravaganza and a raging success, We are hoping Franco can supply us with a few photographs, just so you can see what you missed if you didn’t make it!
A fantastic selection of vintage clothing and sounds from yesteryear.
Paradise for those who love the smell of freshly-baked bread!
Cartridge Right are Bristol’s leading supplier (established 2002) of OEM, refilled and compatible ink and toner cartridges.
Beast, the only place to get original Bristolian t-shirts with a true West Country flavour. Click on our weblink and explore our lovely new website
British & Oriental Carpets, Fabrics, Wall Coverings & Curtains. Amtico Registered SupplierLaminate & Wood Flooring. One Of The Largest Stockists Of Oriental Rugs In Bristol.
Toys, Treats & Collars Leads, Cages Etc Wide Range Of Foods
T & PA Murray is a delicatessen that sells a wide range of cold meats and savoury items as well as a selection of wines.
A friendly florist with a great selection of flowers for all occasions. Visit our website for more details.
A small independent agency offering everything from photography to print to web design.
A smart little deli come cafe in the middle of the Gloucester Road. With freshly made food on a daily basis and a quaint little court yard to sit and enjoy your afternoon tea.
The Blue Lagoon is a friendly cafe and bar at the foot of Gloucester Road. We are open 7 days a week and offer food, drink and live entertainment.
The Golden Lion on Gloucester Road has is established as one of the prime music venues in Bristol. Now offering live music 6 days a week!
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Joe’s Bakery sell a selection of freshly baked bread, pastries, pasties and cakes as well as sandwiches and soft drinks.
ZZZONE Photography is a popular family portrait and makeover studio situated at the bottom of the Gloucester Road just round the corner at 23 Zetland Road.
ZZZONE Portraits will capture the very best of your personality in our relaxed photography studio. We specialise in fantastic creative portrait photography for all ages which is both fun and affordable. Packages start at just £19 and we have special offers for beautiful wall frame products from as little as £99. Great images do not need a big price.
The ZZZONE Makeover team will most definitely make you feel good then you will look your absolute best. Our makeup artist will create that look using the very best MAC makeup and the photographer will capture the rest, with time allowed for style and wardrobe changes in our Makeover Experience Photography Studio.