Former W. H. Smith Site: Planning application 19/00682/F

Feb 28

Neighbourhood Forum Meeting

Feb 25

Mortimer House: Latest News

Feb 15

Library Consultations

Feb 12

High Rise Buildings

Jan 20

Treasurer Needed Urgently

Jan 11

Mortimer House: Update

Dec 25, 2018

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The Darker Side of Bristol

Apr 9

The Hidden Rivers of Bristol

Apr 9

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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

We hope you will find our website informative and easy to use.

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.