Downend is a fantastic place for catching up with family and friends for coffee or a meal with cuisine from India to Italy.

Downend is a suburb to the east of Bristol, which enjoys a rich history.

It was the birth place of the famous cricketer William Gilbert Grace, who is commemorated in a mosaic on the high street.

Downend has a variety of independent shops and restaurants along the high street and on nearby Cleeve Wood Road.

It is well known for its beautiful flowers courtesy of Downend and Bromley Heath in Bloom, who produce some stunning displays.

There is also plenty of free parking for visitors in the public car park behind the high street which can be accessed from Cleeve Hill Extension or Downend Road.

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Our work supporting local high streets

As part of a phased investment into Downend we are working with the Downend Partnership Group on a green infrastructure scheme.

The scheme includes green screens (planting on trellis) which are beneficial to air quality, as well as including new benches to provide resting places for shoppers.

New planters have been installed on Cleeve Road outside the former Lloyd’s Bank building and on Westerleigh Road outside Sainsbury’s. These have improved the look and feel of the area.

We have been working with local businesses to put on seasonal events, such as the Downend Easter trail to encourage visitors and local shoppers.

We have awarded Help us Thrive grants to projects that benefit the high street including:

  • Mokka
  • Bride at Home

We also support the work of Downend and Bromley Heath in Bloom providing funding towards electric bikes to help them with watering their floral displays around Downend.

Other useful links

You may find these webpages useful for your visit to Downend:

Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council
Cleeve Wood Road Shops

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