Broadmead is a pedestrianised area and cannot be accessed by vehicles between 8am – 6pm.  This means that there is no access to shops on Broadmead or Merchant Street during this time period.

The bollards are removed by Bristol City Council between 5am – 8am and 6pm – 8pm every day including Sunday.  All deliveries must be made during these times and all vehicles must be removed from site by 8am each day.

Access on to the pedestrianised area is from The Horsefair on to Merchant Street (turn right opposite the entrance to Debenhams); vehicles must exit the area via the opposite end of Merchant St between The Gym and Santander.

It is possible to arrange for vehicles to stay in Broadmead later than 8pm for shopfitting works but a charge of £25 is made by Bristol City Council to remove the bollards.  If you need to arrange a later release time, please email

What our retailers say

“As manager of an independent retailer on the edge of the BID area, I really appreciate the work the BID team does to help promote all its businesses, especially events like the annual Easter trail that encourage shoppers to explore the whole area.”

Andy Hills, Antics