Clifton Library

Jan 26

A Day out in Blenheim Palace

Jan 26

Bristol's Tree Champions

Jan 15

New Year Lunch

Jan 10

Mortimer House

Dec 10, 2015

St Mary's Hospital (update)

Dec 9, 2015

Emmaus House

Dec 2, 2015

Clifton Down House

Nov 28, 2015

Beacon House

Nov 28, 2015

Nat West Bank Update

Nov 28, 2015

more news…


Doctors of Victoria Square

Feb 23

A History of Bath Botanic Garden

Mar 22

Exploring the town houses of mediaeval and early modern Bristol

Apr 19

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.