Clifton East (ward)

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Clifton East
Clifton East is located in Bristol
Clifton East
Clifton East
Location within Bristol
Population10,581 [1]
OS grid referenceST571737
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRISTOL
Postcode districtBS8
Dialling code0117
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireAvon
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
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51°27′53″N 2°36′39″W / 51.4646°N 2.6109°W / 51.4646; -2.6109Coordinates: 51°27′53″N 2°36′39″W / 51.4646°N 2.6109°W / 51.4646; -2.6109
Clifton Down railway station, which is located in the Clifton East ward.

Clifton East is one of the thirty-five council wards in Bristol, England. As the name suggests, the ward covers the eastern part of the Clifton area of Bristol.

Clifton East has a large number of students living in the area. 30% of the population is aged 20–24, compared with a national average of 9%.[1]

Notable places in the Clifton East ward include Clifton Down railway station and Clifton Pool and The Victoria Public House.

Running down the length of the ward is Whiteladies Road, which includes many shops and offices, as well as some houses. The property numbering is unusual in that even numbers are on the left, and odds on the right, heading out from the city centre, contrary to usual practice. The ABC Cinema on Whiteladies Road was converted into offices and gymnasium in the 1990s but there are now plans to re-open it as a cinema.[2] Just off Whiteladies Road, the Clifton Lido was built in 1850 but closed to the public in 1990; it was redeveloped and opened again to the public in November 2008.[3]

Bristol City Council changed the layout of Whiteladies Road in 2011–12, affecting traffic and pedestrians and causing controversy amongst local campaigners.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clifton East" (PDF). 2011 Census Ward Information Sheet. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Relaunching the Whiteladies Picture House". Clifton Conservatives. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Suburb's Victorian lido reopens". BBC News. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Shambles: The Whiteladies Road Bus Corridor". Clifton Conservatives. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.

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