Former W.H. Smith site in Clifton: More Plans.

Oct 31

Improvements to CHIS Planning Map

Sep 27

New Plans for W.H.Smith Site

Sep 8

Parking Problems in Clifton Village Zone

Aug 19

more news…


Annual General meeting (Ghosts as well!)

Oct 25

The Bristol Suffragettes

Nov 22

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.