RPS Reviews

Nov 9

Former W. H. Smith Site: Update.

Nov 9

Plans for Christchurch

Nov 9

St Mary’s Hospital Site

Nov 7

Former Nat West Bank in the Mall

Oct 30

Goldney House Stable Block

Oct 30

Charles Richardson plaque unveiled

Oct 8

Sion Hill lamp post

Oct 8

William Pennington plaque unveiled

Oct 3

more news…


Dedication of the plaque to James Johnson and lecture

Dec 3

more events…

Latest newsletter


The benefits of CHIS membership include:

CHIS membership costs £8 per year. Complete and send the form on the Membership page.

Welcome to the CHIS Website

For some considerable time we have been working on this new website for CHIS.

We would be very pleased if you were to review the site. All comments — on style, content, and anything else — are welcome. Please send them to:


What is CHIS?

The Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society, popularly known as CHIS, was founded in 1968 and now has over 1,100 members. Its main aims are:

Since its inception CHIS has become widely respected for its balanced attitude towards local issues. Although one of the largest amenity societies in the country, it manages to retain personal contacts necessary for the committee to reflect members’ views.

CHIS covers the diverse area of urban Bristol BS8 which includes Hotwells, North Clifton, Cliftonwood, the west of Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village.

For more about CHIS, see About CHIS and A Brief History of CHIS.