About 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 will endeavour to respond to enquiries regarding specific issues from paid-up MEMBERS only.

Our Chairman, Brian Worthington, has written a brief history of CHIS.

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

What CHIS offers its members

See the events page and the membership page for more information.

What CHIS does

All are welcome to our meetings. See the Events page for details. They are also on the CHIS noticeboard at the Library in Princess Victoria Street.

Joining CHIS

To join, please see the Membership page for a form to download and complete.