The Cricket Club has submitted a planning application to increase its floodlight usage, for 2019 only, from 15 times to 17 times, to allow for 2 practice sessions for the Cricket World Cup for the 2 teams who will be playing under floodlights in Bristol (Afghanistan and Australia). HowZat? is supportive of the World Cup and […]


The 2019 cricket season is going to be a very busy one at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club! A One Day International (England v Pakistan) on 14th May Three World Cup Cricket Matches in early June (with possible warm up matches in May) A Women’s One day International (England v Australia) at the end of July […]

The Cricket Club has agreed to hold a meeting with local residents on Thursday 26th April 2018 at 7 pm in the Jessop Suite at the Cricket Ground.  Local Councillors have also been invited. To see the letter to residents from the Cricket Club, which also contains a fixture list and details of floodlight use […]

The pre-season Residents’ Meeting in March enabled the Cricket Club and HowZat? to update people about proposals for improving the management of traffic, parking and crowds in relation to matches. Residents also brought forward other ideas and you can find notes from the meeting here and proposed actions here. We have also updated the list of who […]

Thank you to all residents who have kept us informed about problems you have had on match days at the Cricket Ground this season. As usual, these have mostly been about traffic, parking and the anti-social behaviour of a few fans. Members of HowZat? have met with Will Brown, CEO of GCCC, and local Councillors […]

As you may be aware the City Council have recently consulted residents about a Traffic Regulation Order (proposed parking restrictions) for the area around the Cricket Ground.  This was part of the planning conditions for a previous development at the Ground. The proposals would put double yellow lines around corners, bends and along one side […]

Following the well attended residents’ meeting in May, Matthew Jones, Council Neighbourhood Officer has worked hard to compile a list of useful contacts. He has also collated some Frequently Asked Questions about the Cricket Club, cricket matches and the new floodlights, which have been answered by the Club itself and by relevant departments at the Council […]

Following a letter from one of our group, HowZat? has learnt from the Planning Enforcement Team that they have asked the Cricket Club to remove the large orange sign next to the Grace Gates on Nevil Road.

We understand that Bristol City Council Planners have now agreed with us that floodlit practice sessions are not permitted under the current planning consent. If the Cricket Club wishes to go ahead with these, a further planning application would be needed and residents would be consulted. Thank you to all those who supported our campaign.

The first floodlit T20 match is scheduled to be held on Friday 20th May. For a full fixture list go to Problem Contact Notes Obstructive parking e.g. blocked driveway. Police 101 number Please also inform HowZat? General parking Parking on double yellow lines, school zig zags or bus stops – All parking issues […]