Bear Flat, June 2013

Bear Flat from Hayes Place

Background Information

The neighbourhood of Bear Flat is rather informal in its bounds.  Roughly, to the east lie the roads of Poets Corner on the flank of Beechen Cliff; to the north are the older houses of Hayes Place and Beechen Cliff Road; to the west is situated Bloomfield Avenue and the Maples and to the south lies Wellsway, the Church of St Luke’s and the Devonshire Arms.  This said, the Bear Flat community is very inclusive, so if you think you belong, then you do!

Why Bear Flat?  Well, the area of Bear Flat has been farmed since at least the medieval period and an early medieval settlement, or berewick, is probably the source of the bear in the area’s name.  If you would like to know more about Bear Flat history, then visit our sister website http://bearflathistory.com/.

Businesses, Services and Amenities

See below for pages listing businesses and community assets

Bear Flat Brochure – how to get here, businesses, parking

Retail Survey and Proposed Pop-Up Shop

Business Directory

Organisations, Clubs and Societies

Places of Worship

Schools, Nurseries, Child Care

Public Buildings

Open Spaces

Bus Routes Through Bear Flat

List of the Bear Flat’s community assets.